Civil War TImeline By nickwagganer Period: Oct 1, 1860 to May 30, 1865 civil war Nov 6, 1860 Election of Abraham Lincoln Was the first republican to win presidency, only had 40% of the popular vote, Washington, DC Feb 4, 1861 confederacy of the united states is formed South Carolina, mississippi, Florida, Texas, Alabama, Georgie, and Louisiana secede from the union. Created their own constitution. Elected Jeferson Davis as president. Happened in Alabama Apr 12, 1861 Battle of Fort Sumter at a length of three days in charleston county, confederates fire at the fort and from that point there was not much else to tell the confederates dominated and took over fort sumter Jul 21, 1861 first battle of bull run Fairfax County and Prince William County, first major land battle in virgina, the confederates won Feb 6, 1862 Battle of Fort Henry Stewart County and Henry County, Tennessee, and Calloway County, Kentucky, allowed for union highways, it was a union victory Feb 11, 1862 Battle of Fort Donelson fought in Stewart County, Union Victory, Spanded over 6 days, this battle ensured for the union that kentucky would stay with them Apr 6, 1862 Battle of Shiloh Two day battle fought in Hardin County Tennesse. was said to be the bloodiest battle of America at this time. Union Victory Aug 28, 1862 Second Battle of the Bull Run Three day battle fought in Prince William County, Virgina. It was a decisive battle of the Northern Virginia Campaign. Confederate victory Sep 16, 1862 Battle of Antietam Three day battle fought in Washington County, Maryland. Sep 22, 1862 the emancipation proclamation is signed It was signed to free all the slaves but it actually didnt even free a single slave but was a huge turning point in the war. Dec 11, 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg Five day battle in virinia. Confederate Victory. Apr 30, 1863 Batte of Chancellorsville War started April 30, 1863 and continued all the way up to May 6, 1863. Considered to be Lee's Greatest victory. Confederate victory. May 18, 1863 Battle of Vicksberg war started May 18, 1863. Expanded all the way till July 4. Grant's success in the west led to him becoming General-In-Chief. Union Victory. Jul 1, 1863 Battle of Gettysburg 3 day battle in Pennsylvania. Over 51,000 Men were either lost, killed, or captured after the gettysberg battle was over. Major turning point in the war for the north. Union victory. Jul 18, 1863 Batlle of Fort Wagner Battle thats last from July 18, to September 7 in South Carolina. Black troops were useful in the war if given the opportunity. Confederate victory Sep 18, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga battle lasted 3 days in Georgia. Where thomas earned the name "The Rock of Chickamauga". Confederate victory Nov 19, 1863 Gettysberg Address Lincoln gave a speech and he dedicated it to all the soldiers who died in the war. it took place in gettysberg Pensylvania Nov 23, 1863 Battle of Chattanooga It was a Battle that lasted 3 days in Tennesse. It was the third union victory in three days opening up a huge whole in the south for the unions to invade. union victory. May 8, 1864 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House It was a very long battle. It lasted until May 21. Grant marched south in hopes of capturing the court house but fell to the confederates due to the fact they got there quicker. confederate victory. May 31, 1864 Battle of Cold Harbor Battle lasted until june 12in virginia. The battles front was 7 miles long at one point. Confederate victory. Sep 23, 1864 Sherman's March to the Sea It was the most destructive campaign against a civilian population during the civil war. Nov 8, 1864 Re-Election of Abraham Lincoln Washington D.C. , Many were suprised even Abraham Lincoln was suprised that there was an election going on during the time of a military emergency because most countries don't do it. Apr 6, 1865 Battle of Sailor's Creek Battle took place in virginia. Last battle of the civil war. union victory. Apr 9, 1865 the surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse General Robert E. Lee surrenderd approximatley 28,000 troops to the union effectively ending the civil war. surrendered at North Carolina Apr 14, 1865 Assassination of Abraham Lincoln John Wilkes Booth shot lincoln from six inches away at the Ford's Theater. Booth was caught and burned out of a building and shot.