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Civil war timeline

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  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
    The Battle of Fort Sumter was the first battle in the civil war. Battle of Fort Sumter was the bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, South Carolina by the Confederate States Army, and the return gunfire and subsequent surrender by the United States Army. This resulted the Confederates to win and capture Fort Sumter.
  • The first battle of bull run

    The first battle of bull run
    The First Battle of Bull Run, also known as the First Battle of Manassas, was fought in Prince William County, Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C. It was the first major battle of the Civil War and resulted in a Confederate victory.t this first battle at Bull Run, the South won bragging rights and a morale-boosting victory. But the commanders on both sides learned that their armies were yet not ready for the major war.
  • battle of antietam

    battle of antietam
    The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War.t was the bloodiest single day battle in American history, with over 23,000 casualties. The Union victory there led to the Emancipation Proclamation five days after.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    Executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing all slaves held in geographical areas in rebellion against the United States.Lincoln at first was worried about the effect it could have on other slave states with the union. He also did not want it to look like a last result.
  • Formation of the 54th Mass

    Formation of the 54th Mass
    54th Massachusetts Infantry ,The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts Infantry was the first Northern black volunteer regiment enlisted to fight in the Civil War. Its accomplished combat record led to the general recruitment of African-Americans as soldiers.
  • Battle of gettysburg

    Battle of gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettysburg is considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War. After a great victory over Union forces at Chancellorsville, General Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Pennsylvania in late June 1863.
  • Defeat of vicksburg

    Defeat of vicksburg
    The Confederate surrender is sometimes considered, when combined with Gen. Robert E. Lee's defeat at Gettysburg by Maj. Gen. George Meade and retreat beginning the same day, the turning point of the war.
  • New York city draft riots

    New York city draft riots
    The New York City draft riots known at the time as Draft Week, were violent disturbances in Lower Manhattan, widely regarded as the culmination of working-class discontent with new laws passed by Congress that year to draft men to fight in the ongoing American Civil War. The riots remain the largest civil and racially charged insurrection in American history, aside from the Civil War itself.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln, and one of the best-known speeches in American history.
  • Congress passes the 13th amendment

    Congress passes the 13th amendment
    The Thirteenth Amendment (Amendment XIII) to the United States Constitution abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865.
  • Sherman's march to the sea

    Sherman's march to the sea
    Sherman's March to the Sea was a military campaign of the American Civil War conducted through Georgia from November 15 until December 21, 1864, by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union Army.
  • Creation of Freedman's bureau

    Creation of Freedman's bureau
    resident Abraham Lincoln signs a bill creating the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. Known as the Freedmen's Bureau, this federal agency oversaw the difficult transition of African Americans from slavery to freedom.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Court House

    Surrender at Appomattox Court House
    On April 9, 1865, near the town of Appomattox Court House, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant. ... But the resulting Battle of Appomattox Court House, which lasted only a few hours, effectively brought the four-year Civil War to an end.
  • assassination of Abraham Lincoln

    assassination of Abraham Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865, while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.
  • 14th amendement

    14th amendement
    The 14th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified on July 9, 1868, and granted citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States,” which included former slaves recently freed.
  • 15th amendment

    15th amendment
    The 15th Amendment to the Constitution granted African American men the right to vote by declaring that the "right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude."
  • End of Reconstruction

    End of Reconstruction
    The Compromise of 1876 effectively ended the Reconstruction era. Southern Democrats' promises to protect civil and political rights of blacks were not kept, and the end of federal interference in southern affairs led to widespread disenfranchisement of blacks voters.
  • Supreme Court Case Plessy vs Ferguson

    Supreme Court Case Plessy vs Ferguson
    Plessy v. Ferguson, was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court issued in 1896. It upheld the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities as long as the segregated facilities were equal in quality – a doctrine that came to be known as "separate but equal".