The Civil War

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    Span of the civil war

  • Lincoln gives his Cooper Union speech

    Lincoln gives his Cooper Union speech
    A speech outlining Lincoln's views, considered to have led to his presidency.
  • Pony Express

    Pony Express
    The pony express starts
  • Pauite War Begins

    Pauite War Begins
    An armed conflict betwixt Natives and the US
  • Lincoln is named as a candidate

    Lincoln is named as a candidate
    Lincoln becomes the presidential candidate for the republican party.
  • John Bell named Candidate

    John Bell named Candidate
    John Bell runs as the Constitutional Union Party's candidate
  • Paupite War Ends

    Paupite War Ends
    Informal cease-fire
  • Abraham Lincoln Elected

    Abraham Lincoln Elected
  • Crittenden Compromise

    Crittenden Compromise
    Senator Crittenden proposes a compromise to prevent secession. It was not successful
  • South Carolina Seceeds

    South Carolina Seceeds
    SC seceeds from the Uniion, and becomes the first state in the Confererate States of America
  • SC issues Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union

    SC issues Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union
    The Declaration of the Immediate Causes Which Induce and Justify the Secession of South Carolina from the Federal Union, similar to the Declaration of Independence, is issued by SC
  • Mississippi Seceeds

    Mississippi Seceeds
  • Florida Seceeds

    Florida Seceeds
  • Alabama Seceeds

    Alabama Seceeds
  • Georgia Seceeds

    Georgia Seceeds
  • U.S. Senators leave the house

    U.S. Senators leave the house
    Withdrawal of five Southern members of the U.S.Senate: Yulee and Mallory of Florida, Clay and Fitzpatrick of Alabama, and Davis of Mississippi.
  • Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States

    Jefferson Davis is elected president of the Confederate States
  • Abraham Lincoln Inagurated

    Abraham Lincoln Inagurated
  • Fort Sumter is taken

    Fort Sumter is taken
    The confederate army takes Fort Sumter
  • The Battle of Bull Run

    The Battle of Bull Run
    First major battle of the Civil War
  • Fall of Fort Clark

    Fall of Fort Clark
    Union forces take Fort Clark
  • Lincoln declares war on the South.

    Lincoln declares war on the South.
    Lincoln officially declares war
  • Battle of Fort Henry

    Battle of Fort Henry
    Fort Henry falls to the Union
  • McClellan is fired

    McClellan is fired
    General McClellan is fired for having "the slows."
  • Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac

    Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimac
    The first naval engagement of the civil war.
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
    A battle takes place at the Shiloh church in TN
  • New Orleans taken

    New Orleans taken
    David G. Farragut takes control of New Orleans
  • Constitutional Union Party names John Bell as presidential candidate

    Constitutional Union Party names John Bell as presidential candidate
    John Bell runs against Lincoln
  • Union forced back

    Union forced back
    General "stonewall" Jackson forces union troops back to Washington
  • Battle of Seven Pines

    Battle of Seven Pines
    Another union defeat, the Army of Northern Virginia falls to Lee
  • Seven Days Battle Begins

    Seven Days Battle Begins
    The start of a battle which lasted for one week, and went over several towns in VA
  • A new Command

    A new Command
    Henry Halleck is named the new commander of the union army
  • Emancipation

    Emancipation
    The Emancipation Proclomation goes into effect
  • Battle of Jackson

    Battle of Jackson
    Union troops take Jackson, MI, on their way to Vicksburg
  • Vicksburg Seiged

    Vicksburg Seiged
    The start of the attack on Vicksburg, and the final objective of the Vicksburg campaign
  • Gettysburg

    Gettysburg
    The battle of Gettysburg begins. It iwill turn out to be the bloodiest battle in US history.
  • Vicksburg Taken

    Vicksburg Taken
    Vicksburg falls to the union.
  • Draft riiots

    Draft riiots
    Riots break out in NY over the draft.
  • John Hunt Morgan Captured

    John Hunt Morgan Captured
    John Hunt Morgan, famous for the charge by the same name, is captured by the Union.
  • Bombardment of Ft. Sumter

    Bombardment of Ft. Sumter
    The Union bombards Fort Sumter.
  • Little Rock taken

    Little Rock taken
    Union troops take control of Little Rock, AK
  • Battle of Fort Sanders

    Battle of Fort Sanders
    The Union takes Fort Sanders in Knoxville, TN
  • First Submarine sinks a ship

    First Submarine sinks a ship
    the H.L. Hunley is the first submarine to sink an enemy ship, though the sub and crew are also KIA.
  • Massacre at Fort Pillow

    Massacre at Fort Pillow
    574 of the 600 Union soldiers present were killed, many after they had surrendered.
  • Coinage act of 1864

    Coinage act of 1864
    All coins mus now have "In god we trust" inscribed
  • Arlington Cemetery Established

    Arlington Cemetery Established
    Arlington National Cemetery is established as a military cemetery
  • Atlanta Occupied

    Atlanta Occupied
    Union Troops occupy Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nevada becomes a state

    Nevada becomes a state
    Nevada becomes the 36th state in the union
  • Lincoln Re-elecetd

    Lincoln Re-elecetd
    Abraham Lincoln is elected for a second term.
  • March to the sea

    March to the sea
    Sherman begins his famous March to the Sea.
  • Battle of Nashville

    Battle of Nashville
    Union victory in Nashville, TN
  • Savanah Occupied

    Savanah Occupied
    Sherman finishes his march to the sea, and occupies Savasnah, Georgia.
  • Battle of Five Forks

    Battle of Five Forks
    Union Victory at Five Forks.
  • Period: to

    Best part of the Civil War

    This is when all of the exciting events happened (save Gettysburg)
  • Richmond is taken by Union forces.

    Richmond is taken by Union forces.
    Union forces occupy the Confederate Capitol
  • Union forces take Petersburg

    Union forces take Petersburg
    Petersburg is captured by the Union.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    Lee surrenders at Appomattox
  • Mobile, Al, Surrenders

    Mobile, Al, Surrenders
    Forces at Mobile, Alabama, surrender to the Union.
  • Lincoln Shot

    Lincoln Shot
    President Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Booth
  • Lincoln Dies

    Lincoln Dies
    Abraham Lincoln sucumbs to his injury and dies.
  • General Johnston Surrenders

    General Johnston Surrenders
    Johnston Surrenders to Sherman in NC
  • General Taylor Surrenders

    General Taylor Surrenders
    Taylor surrenders in Alabama
  • General Smith Surrenders

    General Smith Surrenders
    Smith Surrenders to General Canby in Mississippi
  • Official end of the Civil War

    Official end of the Civil War
    cease-fire betwixt the south and Union
  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

    Civil Rights Act of 1866
    The civil rights act of 1866 is passed, though president Johnson vetoed it
  • Nickles are minted now.

    Nickles are minted now.
    Congress approves the minting of 5 cent coins
  • 14th Amendment added

    14th Amendment added
    African Americans now have full citizenship
  • Judicial Circuits Act

    Judicial Circuits Act
    Reduced number of Supreme Court Circuits to 9, and Justices to 7
  • TN readmitted

    TN readmitted
    Tennesee is readmitted to the union
  • GOA rank authorised

    GOA rank authorised
    The rank of Genearl of the Army (More commonly known among civilians as 5-star-general, and briefly called General of the Armies) is established. It is the highest rank acheiveable in the US military, save Commander in Chief.
  • National Union Convention

    National Union Convention
    National Union Convention is held to reconcile Radical Republicans and Johnson's reconstruction views
  • Johnson starts his "Swing Around the Circle" tour

    Johnson starts his "Swing Around the Circle" tour
    Johnson goes on a speaking tour to promote his ideas for reconstruction
  • Johnson returns

    Johnson returns
    Johnson returns from his speaking tour
  • African Americans can vote

    African Americans can vote
    African American men can now vote
  • So Nebraska is a state now.

    So Nebraska is a state now.
    Nebraska is admitted to the Union
  • Alaska is purchased

    Alaska is purchased
    Alaska is purchased from Russia for $7.2 Million USD
  • Eight Former confederate states re-admitted to the union

    Eight Former confederate states re-admitted to the union
    Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina are re-admitted. 3 states remain seperate.
  • Kidder Massacre

    Kidder Massacre
    A group of US soldiers, including 2nd Lt. Kidder are massacred
  • US takes control of Midway

    US takes control of Midway
    The island of Midway becomes a US Commonwealth