Civil war timeline By superkoolkid Period: Oct 31, 1860 to May 1, 1865 Civil war timeline Nov 6, 1860 Lincon is elected The Election of Abe lincoln was big becuase he was the first slavery to fight against president. Apr 12, 1861 battle of fort sumter Begins the civil war, And the confederates win Apr 19, 1861 Lincoln orders blockade of the south By limiting the supplies that the south could intake it made it more difficult for them becuase of lack in supplies Jul 21, 1861 1st battle of bull run The union loses pretty bad and That when Stonewall jackson gets his nickname Stonewall. Mar 9, 1862 Monitor vs. Virginia naval battle First battle to use Iron plated boats (ironclads) Apr 6, 1862 battle of shiloh Union won but it was a close battle that proved it would be a long war. Aug 28, 1862 2nd Battle of Bull Run The confederates beat the union and this battle proved that the confederates COULD hold off the Union. Sep 17, 1862 Antietam Lee tried to capture D.C the unions capital but was stopped by the union. Sep 22, 1862 emancipation gets issued A paper saing that if the confederates didn't surrender by Jan 1 all slaves would be freed, this created alot of anger and tension bewtween the north and south Jan 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamation takes effect All slaves are freed and are being recruted to join the army, this is when the war starts to become a big fight for slavery. Apr 30, 1863 Battle at Chancellorsville Union is defeated by a much smaller force and stonewall jackson dies. Jul 4, 1863 Siege of Vicksburg Union takes Vicksburg and is now able to control the mississippi which means they can block some of the transpertation of goods for the south. Oct 16, 1863 Chattanooga Campaign The union takes all of the confederates out of chattanooga And gives lets them know that they can defeat the rebels. Nov 19, 1863 Gettysburg Address This was a 2 minute speech honoring the men that died at Gettysburg. This made the soldiers want to avenge their friends death. Mar 10, 1864 grant takes over the union As soon as he is made THE gneral he gives a order to take vicksberg. He is like a robert e lee for the north. Aug 11, 1864 lincoln re-elected Abe Linconl gets re-elected for his good job before. This is good becuase he already has a good clue of whats going on. Nov 5, 1864 sherman takes over atlanta Sherman goes and Takes atlanta which was a big railroad stop for the confederates. Now they can control the souths supplies more than they already are. Nov 15, 1864 Sherman begins march to the sea He went through Georgia burning down everything 60 miles wide and 300 miles long destroying a lot of confederates and alot of supplies. Dec 21, 1864 savannah falls Sherman takes Savannah And takes all down all of Georgias army with him Jan 31, 1865 13th amendment All slaves are officially freed and it changes America entirely Mar 3, 1865 Occupy Richman Union takes Richman a major confederate city, but the confederates burned all of the supplies within richmond. This was one of the last confederate major cities. Apr 9, 1865 Robert E. Lee surrenders Apr 15, 1865 Abe Licoln is shot and killed Abe lincoln is assainated by John wilkes booth. Killed during his 2nd term.