Civil War Timeline

  • Trent Conspiracy

    The interception of Confederate leaders bound for Europe seeking help in the revolution.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    The Battle of Shiloh is a major battle that took place in West Tennessee. It was an extremely harsh battle, and resulted in a Union Victory.
  • Battle of Antietam

    The Battle Antietam was the first major battle on Union Soil. It was a union victory. Seeing as the loss of life in the conflict tilted favorable to the union cause.
  • Battle of Fredricksburg

    The Battle of Fredricksburg was a major Confederate victory in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, which led to the loss of nearly 13,000 fighting men.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    The Emancipation Proclamation was Abraham Lincoln's executive order to free all of the southern slaves.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the Civil War, it was one of the most significant Confederate victories, in which General Lee divided his troops against a larger union force.
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    The siege of Vicksburg was the result of Genral Grant having two failed assaults on Confederate lines, and then cutting off the city of Vicksburg to all outside support in order to wait them out.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg was a major Union Victory, in which they defended the town ofGettysburg, Pennsylvania. This battle was cause for many proceeding events.
  • First Battle Of Murfreesboro

    The First battle of Murfreesboro was a decisive Confederate victory, in which they overran Union lines and took over their camps and field hospital. They also helped to destroy railroads and other infrastructure.
  • New York Draft Riots

    The draft riots were the public' revolt against the civil war draft.
  • Battle of Chattanooga

    The Battle of Chattanooga was a decisive victory for the Union. They held Lookout Mountain, and kept the revels at bay.
  • Gettysburg Address

    The Gettysburg Address was a speech given by President Lincoln to memorialize the battle of Gettysburg, and to honor the men who died there.
  • Ten Percent Plan

  • Battle of Fort Pillow

    The battle of Fort Pillow is considered one of the darkest battles of the Civil War, where confederate group massacred black union troops which were trying to surrender.
  • Wade- Davis Bill

    The Wade-Davis was a radical republican supported bill that required southern states to completely renounce the confederacy in a poll before re-admittance would be acknowledged. It was passed through congress, but then vetoed.
  • Battle of Nashville

    One of the last major Battle of the war, the Battle of Nashville was a large loss for confederate forces, seeing as they suffered nearly 6,000 casualties.
  • Freedman's Bureau Founded

    The. Freedman's Bureau was founded on March. 3, 1865 in order to provide support to freed slaves that needed work.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during a show at the Ford Theater.
  • Black Codes

    The black codes were laws and acts in the southern states that attempted to hinder blacks from getting jobs, or having equal rights in the south.
  • 13th Amendment

    The thirteenth amendment abolished slavery outright.
  • KKK Founded

    The. Klu Klux Klan was founded on Christmas Eve, 1865 in Pulaski, TN.
  • Civil rights Act of 1866

    The Civil Rights act of 1866 offered equal protection and opportunity to all citizens, no matter race or creed.
  • 1st reconstruction act

    The first reconstruction acts were the first steps to recreating a unified United States of America.
  • President. Johnson Impeached

    President Johnson was impeached in 1868 due to failures to hold the office of the president honorable and with dignity, seeing as he was often drunk and disorderly, even at important occasions.
  • 14th Amendment

    The 14th Amendment basically guarantees the basic rights of all citizens, no meter race or creed.
  • 15th Amendment

  • Hayes-Tilden Compromise

    The Hayes Tilden compromise was a verbal understand that President Rutherford B Hayes would win the election, as long as he agreed to pull federal troops out of southern politics
  • End of Reconstruction

    In 1877, the. Electoral count Act required that all federal troops were to be removed from "peacekeeping" roles in the southern states.