Civil War Timeline

Events

Dred Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

Said he was a property not a human.

Secession of South Carolina

December 20, 1860

They seceded because of President Abraham Lincoln in the election.

Confederacy is formed

February 4, 1861

Formed to preserve slavery and states' rights.

Abraham Lincoln becomes President

March 4, 1861

The 16th President.

Firing on Fort Sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 13, 1861

Surrendered the fort at 2:30 A.M.

Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

The Confederates won.

Battle of Chattanooga

June 7, 1862

The Union won.

Second Manassas

August 28, 1862 - August 30, 1862

The Confederates won.

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

The Union won.

Emancipation Proclamation

September 22, 1862 - January 1, 1863

Said after January 1 all slaves in America are free.

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

The Union won.

Fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

Richmond was the capital for the Confederacy.

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

The Union won.

President Lincoln's assassination

April 14, 1865

John Wilkes Booth killed Lincoln.