Civil War Timeline

Civil War Timeline

Civil War Begins at Ft. Sumter

April 12, 1861

Lincoln Requests Formation of Union Army

July 4, 1861

Battle of Shiloh

April 8, 1862

Lee Takes Command of Nothern Virginia

June 1, 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863

Battle of Vicksburg

July 4, 1863

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

September 19, 1863

Lee Surrenders at Appomattox

April 9, 1865