Civil War Timeline Jackie Acosta By ctijerina Nov 6, 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected Lincoln was elected president without any help from the southern states. Apr 12, 1861 Civil War begins The war divides the united states in war because of slavery. Apr 19, 1861 Union forces begin the blockade Uion forces begin the blockade in the city of Vicksburg. That way no suppliesor anything that came on the shipwould be block off the ship. Jul 21, 1861 Frist battle of Bull Run First major battle of the civil war. Jan 1, 1863 Emancipation Proclamstion takes effect Emancipate means "to set free". A Proclamation is a statement. Apr 14, 1865 Lincoln Was assasinated Lincoln was assasinated by John Wilkes Botth. John wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the back of the head while Lincoln was watching his favorite play.