Civil War Timeline-Bri

  • Election of Lincoln

    Election of Lincoln
    Abraham Lincoln was elected President in and during the Civil War. Leaving the southerners unhappy with this election.
  • South Secede

    South Secede
    The South seceded on the U.S. in December 1860, feeling that slavery was more impotant as a need than a want.
  • The Attack on Fort Sumter

    The Attack on Fort Sumter
    The Confederates that were under the General Beaureguard did an open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter starting the Civil War.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
    President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation. It was ment to free slaves.
  • Battle of Vicksbug

    Battle of Vicksbug
    Union forces began a blockade of the city as the Battle of Vicksburg.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Gettysburg Address
    President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address. Even though it was short it had a very powerful meaning.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    Lincoln was with his wife Mary around 10:00 at Ford's Theater when President Lincoln was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth during the play at Ford's Theater.
  • Surrendering South

    Surrendering South
    The Confederacy surrenders to the union under General Robert E. Lee at the Appomattox Court House in Virinia