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 was elected as the 16th president. Abraham Lincoln was the first president from the Republican Party.
South Carolina was the first slave state in the South to declare that it had seceded from the United States.
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.
Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter.
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.
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.
The morning assault and vicious confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Millers cornfield and the west woods.
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.
The Battle Of Gettysburg was considered the most important engagement of the American Civil War.
Confederate troops of in Tennessee at he battles of lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge.
President Davis his cabinet and the confederate defenders abandoned Richmond and fled South on the last open railroad line.
He got shot from John Wilkes Booth.
Surrender at Appotmattox was the last battle of the American Civil War.