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Timeline of Civil War

  • Lincoln's Electyion

    Lincoln's Electyion
    He was elected 16th president of the United States. He Beat Stephen Douglas (Democrat), John C. Breckinrigde (Southern Democrats), and John Bell (Constitutional Union Party). He is the first republican president ever.
  • South Carolina's Secession

    South Carolina's Secession
    South Carolina was the first state to declare its secession from the United States. The first shots of the civil war were fired in Charleston.
  • Mississippi's Secession

    Mississippi's Secession
    Mississippi was the second state to be secceded from the United States. In February, it joined six other cotton states to form the Conferderate States of America.
  • Florida's Secession

    Florida's Secession
    Florida was the third state to be succeded from the United States.In the beggining of the Civil War, Florida served the Confederate.
  • Alabama's Secession

    Alabama's Secession
    The state of Alabama was part of the Confederate States of America during the America Civil War.
  • Georgia's Secession

    Georgia's Secession
    Georgia secceded from the union during the war but still kept the name "State of Georgia". They joined the Confederate in Febraury.
  • Louisiana's Secession

    Louisiana's Secession
    They was the leading slave state where majority of the state had africans and african-americans.
  • Texas

    They joined the Confederate States of America on March 2 1862. Sam Houston was replaced in governing the state because of refusing to take the Confederate Oath.
  • Shiloh

  • Fort Sumter

    Fort Sumter
  • Lincoln calls 75,000 volunteers

    Lincoln calls 75,000 volunteers
    Lincoln called 75,000 volunteers to form a milita to execute the laws of the Union.
  • Virginia'a Secession

    Virginia'a Secession
    The Commonwealth of Virginia was a prominent part of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
  • Arkansas's Secession

    Arkansas's Secession
    The state of Arkansas was a part of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War, and provided a source of troops, supplies, and military and political leaders for the fledgling country.
  • Tennessee

    Most of the Battles were fought in Tennessee because of its large land and its location.
  • North Carolina's Secession

    North Carolina's Secession
    The Southern United States state of North Carolina provided an important source of soldiers, supplies, and war materiel to the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War.
  • 1st Manassas Bull Run

    1st Manassas Bull Run
    The First Battle of Bull Run was fought on July 21, 1861, in Prince William County, Virginia. It was the first major land battle of the American Civil War.
  • McClellan becomes Commender

    McClellan becomes Commender
    In the battle of Antietam, he launched an attacked against Lee's army and he had to retreated.
  • Fort Henry

    Fort Henry
    It was the first important victory for the Union and Brig. General Ulysses S. Grant in the Western Theater.
  • Fort Donelson

    Fort Donelson
    It was fought in Stewart County, TN and the Union won.
  • Merrimac v Monitor

    Merrimac v Monitor
    The Battle of Hampton Roads was the most noted and arguably most important naval battle of the American Civil War.It was fought for over two days in Hampton Roads.
  • John Pope becomes Commander

    John Pope becomes Commander
    General John Pope was defeated by 55,000 Confederates controled by General Stonewall Jackson and General James Longstreet.
  • Robert E. Lee becomes commander

    Robert E. Lee becomes commander
    He becomes commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • 2nd Manassas Bull Run

    2nd Manassas Bull Run
    The 2nd battle of bullrun was fought on August 28-30, 1862.It began as a federal column under jackson.Major general George Brinton McClellan successfully moved his massive army up in the peninsula between the York and James rivers.
  • Sharpsburg (Antienam)

    Sharpsburg (Antienam)
    Was the fist major battle in the American Revolution fought on Northern soil.It was the single bloodiest day in American history , with about 23,000 casualties.The Union troops under Gen.McClellan won the Battle of Sharpsburg.
  • Burnside becomes Commander

    Burnside becomes Commander
    He becomes general of the Union Army after McClellan was fired by President Lincoln. He was fired and replaced by General Joseph Hooker.
  • Fredricksburg

    The Battle of Fredericksburg was fought December 11–15, 1862, in and around Fredericksburg,
  • Chancellorsville

    Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker led the V, XI, and XII Corps three days before the battle. Confederate Victory. 24,000 casualties of which 14,000 were Union soldiers.
  • Vicksburg

    Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant made several attempts to take Vicksburg.In the spring of 1863 he prepared to cross his troops from the west bank of the Mississippi River to a point south of Vicksburg.
  • Gettysburg

    It was going on for 3 days, July 1-3. Robert E. Lee had an army of 75,000 men.George G. Meade had 97,000 men. The Union won 2/3 days of Battle.
  • 13th Amendment

    13th Amendment
    This Amendment abolished and still prohibits slavery,and involuntaryservitude,except a punishment for a crime.Secretay of State William H. Seward declared it to have been adopted.
  • Atlanta captured

    Atlanta captured
    The city of Atlanta was an important rail and commercial center.
    Civilians of Atlanta scramble to board the last train to leave under the mandatory evacuation order. Many wagons and belongings had to be abandoned. William T. Sherman captured Atlanta.
  • Siege of Petersburg

    Siege of Petersburg
    Petersburg Campaign was a series of battles in and around Petersburg, Virginia, fought from June 9, 1864 to March 25, 1865.
  • battle of Nashville

    battle of Nashville
    The Battle of Nashville was a two-day battle in the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. It represented the end of large-scale fighting in the Western Theater.
  • Lee Surrender

    Lee Surrender
    Lee surrenders to Ulysses Grant at the Appomattox Court House.
  • Lincoln Assassinated

    Lincoln Assassinated
    This happened as the American Civil War was drawing to a close, and five days after Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Grant.Lincoln was the first American President to be assinated.