Civil War

Timeline created by Jon_AmRhein`
In History
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860
    Lincoln Wins the election despite not having the popular vote
  • South Carolina Secedes from the Union

    South Carolina Secedes from the Union
  • Jefferson Davis is appointed President of the Confederate States of America

    Jefferson Davis is appointed President of the Confederate States of America
  • Lincoln gives his inauguration address

    Lincoln gives his inauguration address
    Lincoln is officially the president of the United States and expresses how he will not tolerate any of the southern states to secede.
  • Confederate Constitution Signed

    Confederate Constitution Signed
    The new Confederate Constitution is signed in Montgomery, Alabama
  • Civil War Begins

    Civil War Begins
  • Union Surrender at Fort Sumter

    Union Surrender at Fort Sumter
  • Lincoln Requests an Army

    Lincoln Requests an Army
    Lincoln asks Congress for the enlistment of 500,000 soldiers to join the army. Congress authorized this action.
  • The territory of West Virginia is formed

    The territory of West Virginia is formed
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
  • Lexington falls to Confederate Forces

    Lexington falls to Confederate Forces
  • General Robert E. Lee assumes command of Confederate forces in Virginia

    General Robert E. Lee assumes command of Confederate forces in Virginia
  • Lincoln issue a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln issue a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation
  • Union Army suffers a Defeat at Fredericksburg

    Union Army suffers a Defeat at Fredericksburg
  • Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation
  • Congress creates the first Military Draft

    Congress creates the first Military Draft
  • Stonewall Jackson Dies

    Stonewall Jackson Dies
    The general died after accidentally being shot by one of his own men
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    The union won the battle and this was ultimately a turning point as it marked the furthest North the Confederate Army ever marched
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
  • Lincoln appoints Ulysses S. Grant as the Commander of the Union Army

    Lincoln appoints Ulysses S. Grant as the Commander of the Union Army