Civil War Timeline / Maxted

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    Civil War / Maxted

  • The Pony Express

    The Pony Express began fast overland mail service providing effective communication.
  • Election of 1860

    Election of 1860. Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th President of the United States defeating Stephen Douglas
  • South Carolina secession

    South Carolina legislature approves bill calling for secession convention to begin December 17, 1860.
  • South Carolina Secedes from the Union

    On December 18, South Carolina Secession Convention reconvenes in Institute Hall in Charleston. On December 20, all the attending representitives voted (169-0) for secession
  • South Carolina Calls for Southern Confederacy

    The South Carolina Secession Convention proposes that a convention meet in Montgomery, Alabama, to create a constitution for the new Southern Confederacy.
  • Mississippi Secedes from the Union

    Mississippi becomes the second state to secede when the Mississippi Secession Convention passes a secession ordinance 84-15
  • Texas secedes

    Texas secedes from the union
  • Jefferson Davis president of Confederacy

    Davis inaugurated as provisional president of Confederacy
  • Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln inaugurated on March 4 1861
  • Irvin McDowell suffers a defeat at Bull Run

    Confederate Gen. Thomas J. Jackson earns the nickname "Stonewall," as his troops resist Union attacks. Union troops fall back to Washington.
  • Mill Springs

    Battle of Mill Springs in kentucky, was an easrly UNion victory over powering the Confederates
  • Fort Henry

    Union army and navy forces take Fort Henry on the Tennessee River
  • Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh, was a battle at a small church in Tennesee
  • Battle of McDowell

    Battle of McDowell
  • Robert E. Lee

    Lee takes command of Confederate army in Richmond. Rober E. Lee was one of the most clever and best commaders at the time.
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was issued on January 1, 1863
  • "Stonewall"

    Confedrate General Stonewall Jackson, dies due to one of his own soldiers shooting him.
  • West Virginia

    West Virginia admitted to Union as 35th state
  • Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg, amajor turning point in favor of the Union
  • Lincoln delivers Gettysburg address

    Lincoln adresses all the soldiers who took part in the Battle at Gettysburg.
  • Battle of Cold Harbor

    Confederatres take the W at this battle, how ever this will be the last victory for Robert E. Lee's army.
  • Peterburg

    Initial Union attacks at Peterburg, Union move in to capture and control Peterburg.
  • Union troops occupy Atlanta

    Union troops in Atlanta to close in on the Feds. Anaconda Plan.
  • Battle of Cedar Creek

    A Union Victory all though Union was suprised by an attack, Gen. Jubal Early oled the suprise attack.
  • Re-Election

    Lincoln elected for second term, which he will win the election. All thoiugh won't last through his second term.
  • Major year for Union

    The Union win just about every battle and capture every Confederate fort in 1865. Closing of the civil war.
  • Inaguration

    Linclon will be inagurated for the second time.
  • First ever assination of a President

    Licoln will be assinated at Ford's theater by John Wilkes Booth. He is sho0t in the back of the head but doesn not immeadeatly die.
  • Abraham Licoln dies

    Abraham Licoln stays alive through the night, but passes away early morning, due to a buller logged in his head by John Wilkes Booth.
  • John Wilkes Booth

    Abraham Licoln's assisn(Booth) is found, trapped, and killed. Justice is served.
  • End of Civil war

    Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Confederate army, therfore ending the civil wqar. The Union is the victor.