United States Civil War Timeline

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    Civil War

  • The Election of 1860

    The Election of 1860
    Abraham Lincoln won this election. This angered the south, and was a major factor in leading up to the Civil War.
  • South Carolina secedes

    South Carolina secedes
    South Carolina becomes the first state to secede as a response to Lincoln being elected.
  • Mississipppi secedes

    Mississippi secedes from the union.
  • Florida secedes

    Florida secedes from the union.
  • Alabama secedes

    Alabama secedes from the union.
  • Texas secedes

    Texas secedes from the union.
  • Jefferson Davis Election

    Jefferson Davis is elected as the provisional Confederate president.
  • Jefferson Davis Inauguration

    Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the president of the Confederate States of America.
  • Lincoln's Inauguration

    Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as the president of the United States.
  • Virginia Secedes

    Virginia secedes from the Union to join the Confederacy.
  • Lincoln blockades southern coast

    After a Baltimore mob attacks Massachussetts, Lincoln declares a blockade on the southern coast.
  • 1st Battle of Bull Run

    The first Battle of Bull Run occurs on this date in Virginia.
  • Battle of Roanoke Island

    The Battle of Roanoke Island takes place on this date.
  • Battle of Fort Donelson

    The Battle of Fort Donelson begins on this date.
  • Surrender of Fort Donelson

    Fort Donelson is surrendered to the Union.
  • Davis' inauguration as a regular president

    Jefferson Davis becomes the full-time president of the Confederates.
  • Battle of Williamsburg

    A battle takes place in Williamsburg, Virginia on this date.
  • Battle of Memphis

    A battle took place in Memphis Tennessee on this date.
  • Emancipation Problamation Issued

    The Emancipation Proclamation was issued on this date.
  • Battle of Perryville

    The Battle of Perryville, located in Kentucky took place on this date.
  • Battle of Fredericksburg

    A battle took place in Fredericksburg, Virginia on this date.
  • Raiding of Holly Springs

    Holly Springs, Mississippi was raided by Southerners on this date.
  • Emancipation Proclomation takes effect

    The Emancipation Proclamation takes effect on this date, freeing all slaves.
  • Charleston Naval Attack

    Union soldiers attack a confederate naval base in Charleston, South Carolina.
  • Grierson's Raid begins

    The Grierson's Raid begins on this date, starting in La Grange, Tennessee.
  • Battle of Jackson

    The Battle of Jackson, which is located in Mississippi took place on this date.
  • 1st Vicksburg attack

    The Union attacks Vicksburg for the first time on this date.
  • Port Hudson siege

    A seige by the Union takes place in Port Hudson, Louisianna begins on this date.
  • Surrender of Vicksburg

    The Confederates surrender Vicksburg, Mississippi to the Union on this date.
  • NYC Draft Riots

    Riots in New York City begin to occur on this date becasue of the newly implemented draft.
  • Capture of Little Rock

    Little Rock, Arkansas is captured by the Union on this date.
  • Battle of Bristoe Station

    The Battle of Bristoe Station, in Virginia occurs on this date.
  • Battle of Olustee

    The Battle of Olustee, in Florida took place on this date.
  • Red River Campaign

    The Red River Campaign begins on this date in Louisianna.
  • Battle of Plymouth

    The Battle of Plymouth, in North Carolina takes place on this date and goes until the 20th.
  • Battle of Jenkins' Ferry

    The Battle of Jenkins' Ferry takes place on this date.
  • Battle of Tupelo

    The Battle of Tupelo takes place on this date.
  • Battle of Ezra Church

  • Battle of Mobile Bay

  • Battle of Reams' Station

  • Battle of Fisher's Hill

  • Battle of Allatoona

  • Battle of Hatcher's Run

  • Lincoln reinaugurated

  • Battle of Bentonville

  • Battle of Five Forks

  • Battle of Sayler's Creek

  • Battle of High Bridge

  • Battles of Appomattox

  • Lincoln's Assassination

  • Lincoln's Death

  • Taylor surrenders to Canby

  • Johnson vetoes the Freedmen's Bureau

  • The Civil Rights Bill is passed

  • Civil Rights Act of 1866

  • New Orleans Race Riot

  • 14th Ammendment is sent to state legislators

  • Congress repasses the Freedmen's Bureau

  • Tennesse is readmitted to the Union

  • Ku Klux Klan is fomned

  • Johnson begins a speaking tour

  • Union troops are demobilized

  • North Carolina whiskey party

  • Congress passes new reconstruction laws

  • Johnson intends to fire Edwjn Stanton

  • Johnson orders Grant to temporarilly take over the War Department