events of the civil war


Dred Scott decision

March 6, 1857

Abraham Lincoln becomes president

November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln became the first republican president and the 16th president of the United States of America

Succesion of South Carolina

December 20, 1860

South Carolina left the U.S to become its own country and wanted other southern states to follow them and become bigger

Confederacy is formed

February 1861

The confederates were the army of the southern states

Firing on Fort Sumter

April 12 1861

The confederates fired the first shot of the civil war at this event

Battle of Bull Run

July 21 1861

The confederates won the this battle, that is when Abraham Lincoln knew this was going to be a longer war he asked union solders to enlist for 3 years instead of 90 days

Battle of second manassas

August 28, 1861

The confederacy also won this

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

there were 2,100 union soldiers killed in this battle and 1,500 confederates killed

Emancipation proclomation

January 6, 1863

it set a date of when 3 million slaves will be set free

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863

This is where the 1st Minnesota regiment held off many confederates before they broke through the line they held them off long enough for reenforcements to come most of the regiment died

Battle of Chatanooga

November 23, 1863

The confederates won by a land fall

The fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

the confederates fled south on the last open rail road the Richmond and danville

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

General Robert E. Lee surrendered to general grant of the union marking an important date in amera as we know its date.

President Lincolns Assassination

April 14 1865

John Wilks Booth killed Abraham Lincoln in a theater when Abe. and his wife were watching a play