civil war


Dred Scott decision

March 6, 1857

Dred Scott tried to sue for his freedom, but had no right as property to sue.

Abraham Lincoln wins Presidency

November 6, 1860

Lincoln wins the election to become the 16th President of America.

Succession of South Carolina

December 20, 1860

South Carolina succeeds because Abraham won the election.

Confederacy is formed

February 4, 1861

South Carolina starts the Confederate States of America.

Firing on Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861

The Confederacy attacked Fort Sumter because it was on their land.

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

The first major land battle of the Civil War. The Confederacy won the battle.

Battle of Second Manassas

August 28, 1862 - August 30, 1862

This battle was fought after the Battle of Bull Run and was much larger. The Confederacy won this battle too.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Was the bloodiest day in the Civil War. The Union won.

Emancipation Proclamation

September 22, 1862

Would end slavery if the Union won the war.

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

The largest battle of the civil war. The Confederacy won.

Battle of Chattanooga

November 23, 1863 - November 25, 1863

This battle pushed the Confederate Army into Georgia. The Union won.

The Fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

The Union Captures the Confederate Capitol.

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

The surrender that ended the Civil War and ended slavery.

President Lincoln's assassination

April 15, 1865

John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor, fatally shot Abraham Lincoln.