Civil War Timeline

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    Civil War Timeline
  • Pony Express

    The Pony Express was created. This mail service that shortened mail time significantly.
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected President

    Abraham Lincoln was elected president for the first time.
  • South Carolina Declares Seccession

    South Carolina becomes the first state to declare seccession from the U.S.
  • Mississippi Delares Secession

    Mississippi is the second state to declare secession.
  • Florida Declares Secession

    Florida is the third state to declare secession.
  • Alabama Declares Secession

    Alabama is the third state to declare secession.
  • Georgia Declares Secession

    Geoarga is the fifth state to declare secession.
  • Louisiana Declares Secession

    Louisiana is the sixth state to declare secession.
  • Texas Declares Secession

    Texas becomes the seventh state to declare seccesion.
  • Beginning of Civil War

  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    The Battle of Fort Sumter is what marks the beginning to the Civil War.
  • Virginia Declares Seccession

    Virginia becomes the eigth state to declare seccesion.
  • Arkansas Declares Secession

    Arkansas becomes the ninth state to declare secession.
  • North Carolina Declares Secession

    North Carolina becomes the tenth state to declare seccesion.
  • Tennessee Declares Secession

    Tennessee becomes the eleventh state to declare seccesion.
  • Battle of Bull Run

    The first major battle of the Civil War.
  • Gatling Gun Invented

    The first working mchine gun was invented by Richard Gatling.
  • Steel Warship

    The first steel warship was created replacing wooden warships.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    One of the key campaigns in the fight for the Mississippi River Valley.
  • Homestead Act

    This acts was created to give a person who was to buy lane a low cost.
  • Robert E. Lee Gains Control

    Robert E. Lee gets control over the confederate army of Northern Virginia.
  • Second Battle of Bull Run

    The Second Battle of Bull Run is fought in which the confederates won.
  • Battle of Antietam

    The bloodiest single day battle of the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclomation Anounced

    On this date Lincoln sent out a warning that he would emancipate the slaves in any rebelling state on Janury 1, 1863.
  • Emancipation Proclomation in Act

    Abraham Lincoln enforces the Emancipation Proclamation on all rebel states.
  • First Military Draft

    The first American draft for the army is in progress.
  • Stonewall Jackson Dies

    A widely known confederate general was shot mistakenly by his own troops.
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg lasts 4 days and is one of the bloodiest battles. It also marks a turning point for the union.
  • Draft Riots

    People erupt as the U.S. tris to draft men for the army. Riots break out in New York.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Abraham Lincoln delivers his famous 2 minute speech.
  • Start of Andersonville

    Andersonville, the worst prison of war criminals, is created.
  • Army Ambulance Corps

    This group was filled with units to tend to the wounded.
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S Grant becomes commander of all Union armies.
  • Sherman Burns Atlanta

    Sherman burns Atlanta in its entirety.
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    General William Sherman led his troops 285 miles from Atlanta to Georgia and on his way they stole livestock, crops, and burned houses to frightem the southerners.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Abraham Lincoln puts into action the thirteenth ammendment which abolishes slavery in the U.S.
  • Abraham Lincoln Inaugural

    Abraham Lincoln is put into offic for the second time.
  • Battle of Appomattox

    One of the last battles of the civil war. Final engagement between Lee's army and Grant's.
  • Civil War Ends

    The Civil War officially ends. It ends when Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant.
  • Abraham Lincoln Assassination

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Whilkes Booth.
  • Slavery Is Abolished

    On this day slavery in the U.S. is abolished.