Abraham Lincoln's Pivotal Moments

Events

Elected President (November 6)

November, 1860

Civil War began (April 12)

April 12, 1861

Massachusetts 54th Regiment Recruitment (February 18)

February 18, 1863

1000 Black Men Enlisted into Regiment (May 14)

May 14, 1863

Gettysburg Address delivered (November 19)

November 19, 1863

Emancipation Proclamation passed (January 1)

January 1, 1865

13th Amendment passed by Congress (January 31)

January 31, 1865

Civil War Ends (May 8)

May 8, 1865

Emancipation Proclamation issued (September 22)

September 22, 1865

Thirteenth Amendment Ratified (December 6)

December 6, 1865

Slavery Ends in America (December 18)

December 18, 1865