Civil War Timeline

  • Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Held in May of 1860
    16th president of the United States
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    Civil War Timeline

  • Secession of South Carolina

    Secession of South Carolina
    The first secession in the American Civil War
  • Formation of the Confederate States

    Met in Montgomery, Alabama
    Representatives from the seven seceded states founded the Confederate States of America
  • Firing of Fort Sumter

    Firing of Fort Sumter
    Lasted two days
    Near Charleston, South Carolina
  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
    In Virginia
    also known as First Manassas
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    Three day battle
    Till' this day, 240 acres are preserved
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Adressed by Abraham Lincoln
    The declaration highlighted freedom of all slaves within any state that did not submit to Union control and specified the states where the proclamation was to be unconditionally applied
  • The Battle of Gettysburg and Vicksburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg and Vicksburg
    In Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Lasted three days
    From May 18 to July 4
    On July 4, Vicksburg surrendered after prolonged siege operations. This was the culmination of one of the most brilliant military campaigns of the war
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    Abraham Lincoln was the second speaker of the meeting
    Was at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg
  • Re Election of Abraham Lincoln

    Re Election of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham was running againist Georger B. McClellan
    Lincoln won 55 percent of the votes
  • Surrender of Appomattox Cour House

    Surrender of Appomattox Cour House
    The final engagement of Confederate States Army General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia before it surrendered to the Union Army under Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, and one of the last battles of the American Civil War.
    Final campaign of Richmond, Virginia