Chapter 16 timeline

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Conflict at Fort Sumter, South Carolina,begins the Civil War

1861

Robert E. Lee named commander of Confederate armies

1861

First ironclad warship completed in England

1861

The Confederate army had about 112,000 soldiers

1861

The International Red Cross established

1862

The American Red Cross didn't establish until 10 years later

Lee's army was turned back at the Battle of Antietam

1862

Lincoln announced he would issue the Emancipation Proclamation

1862

~ A decree freeing all enslaved people in a rebel territory on Jan. 1, 1863

The Merrimack, renamed the Virginia

1862

Emancipation Proclamation was issued

1863

Grant named commander of Union armies

1863

London subways opened

1863

First Geneva Convention establishes rules for treatment of prisoners of war

1864

Sherman's march to the sea begins

1864

Civil War ends

1865

French writer Jules Verne publishes a novel about a trip to the moon

1865