Civil War Timeline By Mr.CEvans28 Mar 4, 1861 Abraham Lincoln voted into office Apr 12, 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter Confederates attacked fort Sumter under the command of Gen. Pierre Beauregard. Jul 21, 1861 First Bull Run Apr 6, 1862 Battle of Shiloh Ulyssses S. Grant and his troops were suprised with an attack by the Confederates at Shiloh on the Tennessee River Aug 29, 1862 Second Bull Run Federals defeat Confederates under the command of Gen. John Pope at the second bull run in northern Virginia. Sep 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam The bloodiest day in U.S. military history. Confederates and Gen. Robert E. Lee are stopped at Antietam in Maryland by Union forecs under the command of Gen. McClellan. Dec 13, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg The Confederate defeat the Union who losses 12,653 men under hte command of Gen. Burnside at Fredericksberg in Virginia May 1, 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville Lee wins a great achievement with his much smaller force against the Union Army under the comand of Gen. Hooker at Chancellorsille in Virginia. Jul 1, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg The war changes tides as the Union defeat the Confederates at Gettysberg in Pennsylvania Sep 19, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga The Confederate win a victory under the command of Gen. Braxton Bragg and leave the Union Army trapped in Chattanooga, Tennessee under Confederate siege Nov 19, 1863 Gettysberg Address At a ceremony dedicated to fallen soliders, Abraham Lincoln delivered a two minute Gettysburg Address. Nov 23, 1863 Battle of Chattanooga After the defeat at Chickamauga, the Union Army defeat the Confederates under the command of Gen. Grant. Nov 15, 1864 Sherman's March to the Sea. Sherman starts his march to the with 62,000men after destroying Atlanta's warehouse. Apr 9, 1865 Lee's Surrender Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Amry to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of the Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Apr 14, 1865 Lincoln is assassinated When Lincoln and his wife go to see the play "our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. In the middle of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head thus killing the president.