South leaves the Union and forms the Confederate States of America.
30000 union soldiers were headed for Richmond, the confederate capital. Ran into confederate soldiers at Bull Run.
Victory for Confederacy.
John McClellan ran against Abe Lincoln and nearly defeated him. McClellan was shut down when General Sherman captured Atlanta. Lincoln won both popular and electoral votes.
John Wilkes Booth shoots Lincoln in Ford's Theatre. Although Lincoln was shot that day he was in a coma throughout the night and died early the next morning.