Civil War Important Events

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  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The first battle of the Civil War took place on April 12, 1861. It happened at a place known as Fort Sumter. The fort was located on an island in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Union Blockade

    The Union blockade was announced by President Abraham Lincoln on April 19, 1861.
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    The First Battle of Bull Run took place on July 21, 1861.
  • Battle of the Ironclads - March 8-9, 1862

    Dates of Battle: March 8-9, 1862
  • Battle of Shiloh - April 6-7, 1862

    Dates of Battle: April 6-7, 1862 This battle is known as one of the first large battles of the war.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run - August 29-30, 1862

    The Second Battle of Bull Run took place on August 29-30, 1862.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Dates of Battle: September 17, 1862
  • Battle of Fredericksburg - December 11-16, 1862

    Dates of Battle: December 11-16, 1862 The Battle of Fredericksburg involved more troops than any other battle in the Civil War. Almost 200,000 men fought there.
  • The Emancipation Proclamation

    During the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation declared that the enslaved people in the Southern states were free.
  • Battle of Gettysburg - July 1-3, 1863

    Dates of Battle: July 1-3, 1863