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.
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.