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  • Lincoln Elected President

    Lincoln Elected President
    Lincoln is elected as the 16th President of the United States
  • Fort Sumter is Threatened

    Fort Sumter is Threatened
    Major Robert Anderson reports Fort Sumter is being threatened in Charleston as federal forces begin to improved Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter in the harbor
  • South Carolina Secedes from the Union

    South Carolina Secedes from the Union
    Followed within two months by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
  • Ordinance of Secession

     Ordinance of Secession
    South Carolina's convention officially approves the Ordinance of Secession
  • Charleston

    Charleston is notified by telegraph that a man of war with troops is on the way
  • Jefferson Davis is Elected President of the Confederacy

    Jefferson Davis is Elected President of the Confederacy
    The Confederate States of America is formed with Jefferson Davis
  • Attack on Fort Sumter

    Attack on Fort Sumter
    At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter
  • Lincoln's Proclamation

    Lincoln's Proclamation
    President Lincoln issues a Proclamation calling for 75,000 militiamen, and summoning a special session of Congress for July 4.
  • Battle at Bull Run

    Battle at Bull Run
    The Union Army under Gen. Irvin McDowell suffers a defeat at Bull Run
  • McDowell is Replaced

    McDowell is Replaced
    President Lincoln appoints George B. McClellan as Commander of the Department of the Potomac, replacing McDowell.
  • Fort Henry is Captured

    Fort Henry is Captured
    Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry
  • Battle at Shiloh

    Battle at Shiloh
    Confederate surprise attack on Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's unprepared troops at Shiloh
  • The Battle of Seven Pines

    The Battle of Seven Pines
    Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Army attacks McClellan's troop
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
    The bloodiest day in U.S. military history
  • McClellan is Fired

    McClellan is Fired
    The president replaces McClellan with Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside as the new Commander of the Army of the Potomac.
  • General Joseph Hooker

    General Joseph Hooker
    The president appoints Gen. Joseph (Fighting Joe) Hooker as Commander of the Army of the Potomac, replacing Burnside.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    The Union Army under Gen. Hooker is decisively defeated by Lee's much smaller forces
  • Stonewall Jackson Dies

    Stonewall Jackson Dies
    The South suffers a huge blow as Stonewall Jackson dies from his wounds
  • Battle of Gettysburg

     Battle of Gettysburg
    The tide of war turns against the South as the Confederates are defeated
  • Vicksburg

    Vicksburg, the last Confederate stronghold on the Mississippi River, surrenders to Gen. Grant and the Army of the West after a six week siege
  • General Grant

    General Grant
    President Lincoln appoints Gen. Grant to command all of the armies of the United States
  • Cold Harbor

    Cold Harbor
    A costly mistake by Grant results in 7,000 Union casualties in twenty minutes during an offensive against fortified Rebels at Cold Harbor in Virginia.
  • Atlanta is Captured

    Atlanta is Captured
    "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won," Sherman telegraphs Lincoln. The victory greatly helps President Lincoln's bid for re-election.
  • March to the Sea

    March to the Sea
    After destroying Atlanta's warehouses and railroad facilities, Sherman, with 62,000 men begins a March to the Sea.
  • Nashville

    Hood's Rebel Army of 23,000 is crushed at Nashville by 55,000 Federals including Negro troops under Gen. George H. Thomas
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery. The amendment is then submitted to the states for ratification
  • Robert E. Lee Surrenders

    Robert E. Lee Surrenders
    Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
  • Lincoln is Assassinated

    Lincoln is Assassinated
    John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head
  • John Wilkes Booth is Killed

    John Wilkes Booth is Killed
    John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed in a tobacco barn in Virginia
  • Slavery is Abolished

    Slavery is Abolished
    The U.S. Congress approves the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, to abolish slavery