Civil war timeline


Dred scott decision

March 6, 1857

This decision made it legal for slave owners to take their slaves to western territory.

Aberham Lincon's election

November 6, 1860

Aberham Lincon is elected the 16th president of the United States of America.

Confederacey is formed

December 20, 1860

the confederacy is formed on this day

Succession of South Carolina

December 24, 1860

south Carolina left the united states and formed the confederacy.

Firing on fort sumter

April 12, 1861 - April 14, 1861

Fort Sumter was the first battle of the civil war and the confederates won.

Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

The confederates won the battle.

Battle of second manassass

August 28, 1862

The confederates won the battle.

Emancipation Proclamation

September 22, 1862

The Emancipation Proclamation stated that if the Union won the war, slaves would be set free.

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

The Union won the battle.

Battle of Chatanoogo

Nov 23, 1863 - Nov 25, 1863

The Confederates won the battle

The fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

The Union ran the confederates out of Richmond.

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

the confederates surrendered to the union at Appomattox courthouse in Virginia

Lincon gets assassinated

April 15, 1865

John Wilkes Booth assassinated Aberham Lincon in Washington D.C.