Civil War Timeline By nagolden1 Period: Oct 31, 1860 to May 1, 1865 Civil War Timeline Nov 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln elected president Lincoln was elected. South agreed. Apr 12, 1861 Battle of Fort Sumpter The Civil war began. Confederates win, some casualties, no deaths. Apr 19, 1861 Lincoln orders blockade of the south Lincoln signed a docoment that offically blockade the South. It blocked the ports of the South. Jul 21, 1861 1st Battle of Bull Run It was significant because it was the first major battle of the Civil War. Mar 9, 1862 Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle The naval battle between the Monitor and the Virginia and they used ironclads. Apr 6, 1862 Battle of Shiloh The amount of casulities schocked the public. Both North and Souht had a lot of loses. It was one of the bloodest wars in the civil war. Jun 25, 1862 7 Days Campaign It was 7 days and there was 6 major majors. It was considered a "half defeat" because although they didnt lose much military they lost a lot of their eastam. Sep 17, 1862 Antietam It was the first major battle in the civil war to take place on Union soil. The significance it is the single deadliest battle every fought by any American army. Sep 29, 1862 2nd Bull Run It was the 2nd bull run in the civil war. The confederates won. It was imporant because of all the staterys the used in that war. Nov 22, 1862 Emancipation Proclamation issued It freed 50,000 slaves and nearly the rest into union armies. Jan 1, 1863 Emancipation take effect It freed over 50,000 slaves. Apr 7, 1863 Vicksburg Was the finial major military action. May 15, 1863 Chancellorsville It was a major battle of the Civil War. The significance It was Lee's most brilliant display of tactical genius. Jul 1, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg It was a turning point in the war. It was the furthest North the Confederate Army gotten. Nov 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address It was a speech that was delived by President Lincoln. It was consided one the most famoust speeches. Nov 23, 1863 Chattanooga Was a Union victory. Mar 10, 1864 Ulysses S. Grant takes over the Union Army Ulyesses took over the army and then we got control of some of the forts and became president of the North. Nov 8, 1864 Lincoln re-elected He was re-elected because they won the battle of Atlanata. Nov 11, 1864 Atlanata It was to take down the complex system of the railroad. Nov 16, 1864 March to sea They hoped they could draw men around Vigina. It was Sherman Marched from Atlanta to Savannah. Dec 21, 1864 Savannah Falls Sherman's army captured Savannah so now the confederates troops cannot move troops and supplies though the area. Jan 31, 1865 13th Amend. It is officially abolished and continues to prohibit slavery. It was imporant cause it stopped all slavery around the U.S and kept it from happening again. Mar 3, 1865 Occupy Raymond Union soldiers capture the capital of Virginia which was the Confederate capital Apr 9, 1865 Lee Surrenders Robert E. Lee surrenders his troops after four bloody years of the Civil War Apr 14, 1865 Lincoln Shot Abe Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Booth.