Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28,000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant.
Is best known for having commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
Battle at Fort Sumter
Was the bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter.
First battle of the American Civil War.
Lincoln orders blockade of the south.
Lasted for 4 years.
1st Battle of Bull Run
It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
Battle of Shiloh
Also known as the Battle of Pittsburg Landing, was a major battle in the Western Theater of the American Civil War, fought April 6–7, 1862.
7 Days Campaign
The Seven Days was a series of six major battles over the seven days from June 25 to July 1, 1862.
Particularly in the South, fought on September 17, 1862,
Emancipation Proclamation issued
It proclaimed the freedom of slaves in the ten states then in rebellion, thus applying to 3.1 million of the 4 million slaves in the U.S. at that time.
Battle at Chancellorsville
was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign.
Battle of Gettysburg
was fought July 1–3, 1863, in and around the town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Siege of Vicksburg
Was the final major military action.
Abraham Lincoln re-elected
Northern voters overwhelmingly endorse the leadership and policies of President Abraham Lincoln when they elect him to a second term.
Sherman begins march to the sea
Sherman's army destroyed most of the state before capturing the Confederate seaport of Savannah, Georgia.
13th Amendment passed
The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, officially ending the institution of slavery.
Abraham Lincoln shot and killed
The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on Good Friday