Civil war soldiers

Timeline of the Civil War

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    The American Civil War

    The Civil war in America erupted in America over the issue of slavery but ended over the issue of uniting the country once again
  • Lincoln's Election

    Lincoln's Election
  • Secession of South Carolina

  • Secession of Mississippi

  • Secession of Florida

  • Secession of Alabama

  • Secession of Georgia

  • Secession of Louisiana

  • Secession of Texas

  • Confederacy Formed

    Confederacy Formed
  • Lincoln's Inauguration

    Lincoln's Inauguration
  • Constitution of the CSA formed

    Constitution of the CSA formed
  • Battle of Fort Sumter

    Battle of Fort Sumter
  • Secession of Virginia

  • Suspension of Habeas Corpus

  • Secession of Arkansas

  • Secession of Tennessee

    *referendum June 8
  • Secession of North Carolina

  • First Battle of Bull Run

    First Battle of Bull Run
  • Confederate Conscription Act

    drafted southern men between the ages of 18 and 35
  • Battle of Shiloh

    Battle of Shiloh
  • Capture of New Orleans

    Capture of New Orleans
    ended May 1
  • Militia Act of 1862

    allowed African Americans to participate as war laborers and soldiers.
  • Battle of Antietam

    Battle of Antietam
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    Battle of Fredericksburg
    ended on December 15
  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Emancipation Proclamation
  • Enrollment Act

    Civil War Military Draft,(legislation passed by the Untied States Congress)
  • Battle of Chancellorsville

    Battle of Chancellorsville
    ended May 6
  • Death of Stonewall Jackson

    Death of Stonewall Jackson
  • Siege of Vicksburg

    Siege of Vicksburg
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    Battle of Gettysburg
    ended July 3
  • Battle of Atlanta

    Battle of Atlanta
  • Re-Election of Lincoln

    Re-Election of Lincoln
  • Capture of Savannah

    Capture of Savannah
  • Military Collapse of the CSA

  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

    Battle of Appomattox Court House
    General Rober E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia fought its last battle here before surrenderring to Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
  • Capture of JW Booth

    Capture of JW Booth
  • Confederacy Dissolved

  • Capture of Jefferson Davis

    Capture of Jefferson Davis