Abraham lincoln and the battles of the civil war (1886) (14576493267)

Nikki Burger Civil War Timeline

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    Civil War

    Civil War
  • Davis Comes Out

    Davis Comes Out
    Jefferson Davis comes out in favor for succession.
  • NYC

    Lincoln speaks at the Cooper Institute in NYC.
  • Richmond Meeting

    Richmond Meeting
    Southern delegates hold a National Democratic convention in Richmond. Party leaders urge a "wait and see" approach.
  • President

    Abraham Lincoln is elected president.
  • Resigning

    James Chesnut becomes the first Southerner to resign from the Senate. He is quickly followed by James H. Hammond.
  • Georgia Calls a Convention

    Georgia Calls a Convention
    Georgia calls for a convention of Southern states to form an independent nation.
  • The Meeting

    The Meeting
    First meeting about succession meets in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • South Carolina Starts Succession

    South Carolina Starts Succession
    South Carolina leaves US.
  • Crittenden Compromise

    Crittenden Compromise
    Lincoln's opposition to a section of the Crittenden Compromise becomes public, ending the proposal's potential as a possible solution.
  • Notified!

    Charleston is notified by telegraph that a man of war with troops is on the way.
  • Mississippi Sucession

    Mississippi Sucession
    Mississippi succeeds.
  • Florida Succession

    Florida Succession
    Florida succeeds.
  • Alabama Succession

    Alabama Succession
    Alabama succeeds.
  • Georgia Succession

    Georgia Succession
    Georgia succeeds.
  • Louisiana Succession

    Louisiana Succession
    Louisiana succeeds.
  • Texas Succession

    Texas Succession
    Texas succeeds.
  • Virginia Succession

    Virginia Succession
    Virginia succeeds.
  • Arkansas Succession

    Arkansas Succession
    Arkansas succeeds.
  • North Carolina Succession

    North Carolina Succession
    North Carolina succeeds.
  • Tennessee Succession

    Tennessee Succession
    Tennessee succeeds.
  • A Mysterious Island

    A Mysterious Island
    Roanoke Island, North Carolina.
  • Forts!

    Siege of Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
  • Hampton

    Battle Of Hampton Roads, Virginia.
  • Siege Yorktown!

    Siege Yorktown!
    Siege of Yorktown, Virginia.
  • Lets Go to Church!

    Lets Go to Church!
    Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee.
  • Mississippi

    Battle of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Going Again!

    Going Again!
    Second battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia.
  • Kentucky

    Battle of Richmond, Kentucky.
  • South Mountains

    South Mountains
    Battle of South Mountain, Maryland.
  • Maryland

    Battle of Antietam / Sharpsburg.
  • Emaciation Proclamation

    Emaciation Proclamation
    Freed slaves in the South.
  • Franklin

    April 10, Battle of Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Confederate Slaughter

    Confederate Slaughter
    Account of the bloody confederate slaughter in Franklin, Tennessee.
  • Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia.
  • Fredericksburg

    Second battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia.
  • Siege Vicksburg!

    Siege Vicksburg!
    Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
  • Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
  • Chickamauga

    Battle Of Chickamauga, Georgia.
  • Lincoln's Speach

    Lincoln's Speach
    Lincoln gives his most famous speech, the Gettysburg Address.
  • Chattanooga

    Battle Of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Pillow Fight!!!!

    Pillow Fight!!!!
    Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee.
  • The Wilderness

    The Wilderness
    Battle Of The Wilderness, Virginia.
  • Resaca

    Battle of Resaca, Georgia.
  • New Market

    New Market
    Battle of New Market, Shenandoah County, Virginia.
  • old Harbor

    old Harbor
    Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia.
  • Petersburg

    Battle of Petersburg, Virginia.
  • Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Siege Petersburg!

    Siege Petersburg!
    Battle of the Crater, Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
  • Fisher's Hill

    Fisher's Hill
    Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Virginia.
  • Nashville

    Battle of Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Approved!

    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.
  • Failure For Peace

    Failure For Peace
    A peace conference occurs as President Lincoln meets with Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens at Hampton Roads in Virginia, but the meeting ends in failure, the war will continue.
  • Last Offensive

    Last Offensive
    The last offensive for Lee's Army of Northern Virginia begins with an attack on the center of Grant's forces at Petersburg. Four hours later the attack is broken.
  • Grant Advances

    Grant Advances
    Grant's forces begin a general advance and break through Lee's lines at Petersburg. Confederate Gen. Ambrose P. Hill is killed. Lee evacuates Petersburg. The Confederate Capital, Richmond, is evacuated. Fires and looting break out. The next day, Union troops enter and raise the Stars and Stripes.
  • Lincoln Crosses Lines

    Lincoln Crosses Lines
    President Lincoln tours Richmond where he enters the Confederate White House. With "a serious, dreamy expression," he sits at the desk of Jefferson Davis for a few moments.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Gen. Robert E. Lee surrenders his Confederate Army to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia. Grant allows Rebel officers to keep their sidearms and permits soldiers to keep horses and mules."After four years of arduous service marked by unsurpassed courage and fortitude the Army of Northern Virginia has been compelled to yield to overwhelming numbers and resources," Lee tells his troops.
  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot
    The Stars and Stripes is ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter. That night, Lincoln and his wife Mary see the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. At 10:13 p.m., during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shoots the president in the head. Doctors attend to the president in the theater then move him to a house across the street. He never regains consciousness.
  • Lincoln is Gone

    Lincoln is Gone
    President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 in the morning. Vice President Andrew Johnson assumes the presidency.
  • Booth is Gone

    Booth is Gone
    John Wilkes Booth is shot and killed in a tobacco barn in Virginia.
  • 13th

    The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, passed by Congress on January 31, 1865, is finally ratified. Slavery is abolished.
  • Freedman

    New Freedman's Bureau bill passed by Congress. President Andrew Johnson vetoes the bill that authorized military trial for those accused of "depriving Negroes of the Civil Rights" on the same day.
  • Peace at Last

    Peace at Last
    The United States declares that a state of peace exists with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
  • Sick

    Cholera epidemic begins in New York when an infected passenger arrives in New York.
  • 14th

    Thirty-ninth Congress approves the 14th Amendment to the Constitution.
  • The 4-Star General

    The 4-Star General
    Congress establishes "general of the armies" and Ulysses S. Grant is immediately promoted to 4-star general and put in this position. William Tecumseh Sherman assumes the rank of Lt. General.
  • Admiral

    Congress creates the rank of Admiral. David Farragut is appointed to that rank.
  • KKK

    The U.S. Secret Service begins an investigation into the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Peace With Texas?

    Peace With Texas?
    A proclamation of peace with Texas is issued by United States President Andrew Johnson.

    Texas rejects the 14th Amendment.
  • Destroyed

    A fire in the Philadelphia ship-yard accidentally destroys a number of ships used during the Civil War.
  • New Member!

    New Member!
    Nebraska becomes a state.
  • The Military Rule

    The Military Rule
    Federal army restores military rule to Mississippi (2nd Reconstruction).
  • Tenure of Office Act

    Tenure of Office Act
    Congress passes the Tenure of Office Act, denying the right of the President to remove officials who had been appointed with the consent of Congress.
  • General Philip Sheridan

    General Philip Sheridan
    General Philip Sheridan assumes command of the 5th Military district encompassing Louisiana and Texas. He designates New Orleans as his headquarters.
  • Seward's Folly

    Seward's Folly
    William P. Seward signs a treaty with Russia buying Alaska for 2 cents an acre. Democrats called it "Seward's Folly".
  • Ratified

    Senate ratifies treaty purchasing Alaska.
  • Accepted!

    Senate ratifies treaty purchasing Alaska.
  • Welcome into The Union, or Not

    Welcome into The Union, or Not
    Congress passes a bill admitting Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina into the Union. Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas, having refused to ratify the fourteenth amendment, were refused admission into the Union.
  • Secretary

    Ulysses S. Grant becomes ad interim Secretary of War.
  • Finally Ours!

    Finally Ours!
    Russia turns over Alaska to the United States.