Civil war timeline


Dread Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

Dread scott sued for his Freedom

Lincolns Election

November 6, 1860

Lincoln was elected President.

South Carolina sececedes

December 20, 1860

South Carolina left the union because Lincoln wanted no slavery

Confederacy is formed

February 4, 1861

The confederacy was formed

Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861

The start of the war.

Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Virginia, just north of the city of Manassas and about 25 miles west-southwest of Washington, D.C. It was the first major battle of the American Civil War.

Battle of Chatanooga

June 7, 1862

minor artillery bombardment by Union Brigadier General

The Second Battle of Manassas

August 28, 1862

The attacks were repulsed with heavy casualties on both sides.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

A battle the union won in the south.

Emancipation Procamation

September 22, 1862

Lincoln said it the confederates didn't cease their rebellion there would be a proclamation.


Jul 1, 1863

Union Victory

The fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

Served as the capital of the Confederates.

Lincolns Assassination

April 5 1865

Lincoln was shot watching a play.

Surrender at Appotomax

April 9, 1865

The surrender of the northern Virginian Army.