Civil War Time Line

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    Civil War Events

  • Jefferson Davis & Slavery

    Jefferson Davis & Slavery
    Jefferson Davis gives a speech on how slavery should be allowed in the new territories
  • Lincoln Gives Copper Union Adress

    Lincoln Gives Copper Union Adress
    This address stated that there was no more slavery in the new territories.
  • The Pony Express

    The Pony Express
    The Pony Express helped deliver letters faster.
  • Union Party Forms

    Union Party Forms
    American and Whig party members meet in Baltimore and create the union party.
  • Lincoln grows a beard

    Lincoln grows a beard
    A little girl wrote to Lincoln saying that he would look better with a beard. He decided to grow a beard.
  • Lincoln Wins Election

    Lincoln Wins Election
    Abraham Lincoln wins the election. Won 40% of the popular vote.
  • Southern Secession Begins

    Southern Secession Begins
    A manifesto is issued urging for Southern states to seceed.
  • South Carolina Secedes

    South Carolina Secedes
    South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the Union.
  • Resignation of South Carolina Congressmen

    Resignation of South Carolina Congressmen
    Due to South Carolina seceeding the congressmen of South Carolina resigned.
  • South Carolina's Own Declaration

    South Carolina's Own Declaration
    South Carolina creates their own version of the declaration of independence and justifies their secession.
  • Mississippi Secedes

    Mississippi Secedes
    Mississippi is the second state to secede from the Union.
  • Florida Secedes

    Florida Secedes
    Florida is the third state to secede from
  • Kansas is State

    Kansas is State
    Kansas become the 34th state in Union.
  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    Confederacy attacked the fort an seized it. Lincoln then decides to go to war. This is the Official start of the war.
  • Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln

    Inauguration of President Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated for the first time as president of the United States
  • Confederacy Wants Union to Surrender

    Confederacy Wants Union to Surrender
    The Confederacy demanded that the Union surrender at Fort Sumter. President Lincoln did not surrender, but he did send food for the people there
  • Anaconda Plan

    Anaconda Plan
    The plan was to create a naval blockade around the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico which was controlled by the Confederates. The Union would then send 60,000 troops to capture forts. They would then try to cut the Confederacy in half.
  • Capture of Tennessee River

    Capture of Tennessee River
    The Union, under the contol U.S. Grant, captured the Tennessee River.
  • Bull Run

    Bull Run
    The first major battle of the civil war in Virginia. The confederates won.
  • Pony Express Ends

    Pony Express Ends
    Pony Express comes to an end.
  • Invasion of Western Tennessee

    Invasion of Western Tennessee
    General U.S. Grant invades western Tennessee. Captures two forts, Henry and Donelson.
  • Jefferson Davis is President

    Jefferson Davis is President
    HJefferson Davis is elected as the first president of the Confederate States of America.
  • Money

    Money
    A new form of money was introduced and used by by the Union.
  • Conscription in the South

    Conscription in the South
    The conscrition act was approved and men from the ages of 18-35 years old were drafted.
  • Mississippi River

    Mississippi River
    The Mississippi River has been captured by the Union
  • Seven Day's Battles

    Seven Day's Battles
    These series of battles lasted for seven days. Took place between the york and James Rivers. McClellan Retreated.
  • African Americans in the War

    African Americans in the War
    African Americans are now allowed to fight in the Civil War on the Union side.
  • Antietam

    Antietam
    Battle at Antietam (Sharpsburg) Maryland. McClallan's men found Lee's plans in the woods.
  • Day 2 of Antietam

    Day 2 of Antietam
    Second day of fighting at Antietam.
  • Mass Hanging of Native Americans

    Mass Hanging of Native Americans
    Lincoln orders 39 Sioux Indians to be hanged.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Lincoln officially signs the Emancipation Proclamation and frees slaves in both the Union and Confederacy.
  • Day 1 of Gettysburg

    Day 1 of Gettysburg
    First day of the battle in Gettysburg in Pennsylvania.
  • 2nd Day at Gettysburg

    2nd Day at Gettysburg
    The second day of battle at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Final Day at Gettysburg

    Final Day at Gettysburg
    The third and final day of battling at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Surrendering at Vicksburg

    Surrendering at Vicksburg
    Confederates surrender at Vicksburg.
  • Robert E. Lee Resigns

    Robert E. Lee Resigns
    Robert E. Lee resigns after being defeated at Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Lawrence

    Battle of Lawrence
    Battle in Lawrence, Kansas
  • Thanksgiving Proclamation

    Thanksgiving Proclamation
    Lincoln declares Thanksgiving a national holiday.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Lincoln gives speech commemorating soldiers that died in the battles of Gettysburg.
  • First Thanksgiving Celebration

    First Thanksgiving Celebration
    The first celebration of Thanksgiving after Lincoln proclaiming it to be a national holiday.
  • Battle of Olustree

    Battle of Olustree
    Battle in Olustree, Florida. Confederates win.
  • Battle of Sabine Crossroads

     Battle of Sabine Crossroads
    Battle at Sabine Crossroads, Louisiana; Confederates win.
  • Battle of Pleasant Hill

    Battle of Pleasant Hill
    Battle of Pleasant Hill in Louisiana; General Banks withdraws
  • Battle of Fort Pillow

    Battle of Fort Pillow
    Battle of Fort Pillow in Tennessee; fort captured by Confederates.
  • Coinage Act

    Coinage Act
    All coins must now say "in God we trust".
  • Battle of The Wilderness

    Battle of The Wilderness
    Battle of The Wilderness in Virginia; Grant does not retreat.
  • Bounties

    Bounties
    Lincoln now gives the choice of paying money to not fight in the war.
  • Belle Boyd

    Belle Boyd
    Belle Boyd, a confederate spy, is arrested by the Union.
  • Lincoln Re-elected

    Lincoln Re-elected
    Lincoln is re-elected for his second term.
  • Sherman's March

    Sherman's March
    Sherman plans to destroy part of the south.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery.
  • Lincoln Inaugurated

    Lincoln Inaugurated
    Lincoln is inaugurated for the second time.
  • Confederates Leave

    Confederates Leave
    Confederates evacuate from the capital in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Union Moves In

    Union Moves In
    Union occupies Richmond.
  • Confederates Surrender

    Confederates Surrender
    Lee surrenders at Appomatox Court House.
  • Lincoln is Shot

    Lincoln is Shot
    Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth at the Ford's Theatre.
  • Lincoln Dies

    Lincoln Dies
    Lincoln dies after being shot by Booth.
  • John Wilkes Booth Dies

    John Wilkes Booth Dies
    John Wilkes Booth was shot in a barn and died.
  • More Surrendering...

    More Surrendering...
    Johnston surrenders to Sherman in North carolina
  • Jefferson Davis is Captured

    Jefferson Davis is Captured
    Davis is capture and taken prisoner in Georgia
  • Last Issue

    Last Issue
    The last issue of "The Liberator" is printed.
  • ASPCA

    ASPCA
    The ASPCA is created to help animals
  • The Nickle

    The Nickle
    Congress approves of the making and use of the nickle.
  • 14th Amedment

    14th Amedment
    The 14th amendment makes African Americans citizens.
  • Connecticut

    Connecticut
    Connecticut Ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • New Hampshire

    New Hampshire
    New Hampshire ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • Tennessee

    Tennessee
    Tennessee ratifies the 14th Amendment,
  • New Jersey

    New Jersey
    New Jersey ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Oregon

    Oregon
    Oregon ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Vermont

    Vermont
    Vermont ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • New York

    New York
    New York ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • Kansas

    Kansas
    Kansas ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Illinois

    Illinois
    Illinois ratifies 14th Amendment
  • Michigan

    Michigan
    Michigan ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • Minnesota

    Minnesota
    Minnesota ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Maine

    Maine
    Maine ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Nevada

    Nevada
    Nevada ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • Indiana

    Indiana
    Indiana ratifies 14th Amendment
  • Missouri

    Missouri
    Missouri ratifies the 14th Amendment.
  • Massachusetts

    Massachusetts
    Massachusetts ratifies the 14th Amendment
  • Nebraska

    Nebraska
    Nebraska ratifies the 14th Amendment