Dred Scott Decision

March 6, 1857

Chief Justice Roger Taney gave the opinion of the court declaring that Dred Scott was a slave. The decision implied that a slave was his master's property even in free states.

Abraham Lincoln Becomes President

November 6, 1860

Abraham Lincoln was elected as the 16th president. Abraham Lincoln was the first president from the Republican Party.

Succession Of South Carolina

December 20, 1860

South Carolina was the first slave state in the South to declare that it had seceded from the United States.

Confederacy Is Formed

February 4, 1861

Confederate States Of America consisted of the governments of 11 Southern States that seceded from the Union in 1860-61 carrying on all the affairs of a separate government and conducting a major war until defeated in Spring 1865.

Firing On Fort Sumter

April 14, 1861

Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter.

Battle Of Bull Run (First Manassas)

July 21, 1861

On July 16, 1861 the untried Union Army under Brig, Gen, Irvin McDowell marched from Washington against the Confederate Army which was drawn up behind Bull Run.

Battle Of Second Manassas

August 28, 1862

Pope was convinced that he had trapped Jackson and concentrated the bulk of his army against him on August 29 Pope launched series of assaults against Jackson's position along an unfinished railroad.

Battle Of Antietam

September 17, 1862

The morning assault and vicious confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Millers cornfield and the west woods.

Emanicaption Proclamation

Sep 22, 1862

Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation twice and it stipulated that if the Southern states did not cease their rebellion by January 1st, 1863 then Proclamation would go into effect.

Battle Of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863

The Battle Of Gettysburg was considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War.

Battle of Chatanooga

November 23, 1863

Confederate troops of in Tennessee at he battles of lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.

The Fall Of Richmond

April 2, 1865

President Davis his cabinet and the confederate defenders abandoned Richmond and fled South on the last open railroad line.

President Lincolns Assasination

April 4, 1865

He got shot from John Wilkes Booth.

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9, 1865

Surrender at Appotmattox was the last battle of the American Civil War.