Abraham Licoln was elected the 16th President of the United States, he was the first republican to win the presidency.
The election of Abraham Licoln for president prompted South Carolina to secede.
Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, and Texas all seceded from the Union at this time.
Licoln is inagurated as President, and gives a warning to the south, he will not tolerate secession.
The Constituion of the Confederate United States is signed in Montgomery, Alabama.
The Civil War in the United States of America officialy starts.
Virginia, Arkansas, Tennesee, and North Carolina all secede from the union.
Ulysses S. Grant and his army were suprised in the town of Shiloh. More Americans died than had any in all previous American wars combined. Proved as a waking point for the U.S., this battle would last longer than 90 days.
Robert E. Lee assumes command of the confederate army.
McClellan is replaced, and Lee and Stonewall Jackson defeat the North in the 2nd Bull Run.
Even though heavily outnumbered, Robert E. Lee's troops face McClellan. There are over 23,000 casualties. Lee is forced to retreat to Virginia.
Lincoln decides that all slaves in the rebel states will be free, this does not affect the border states.
This is Robert E. Lee's greatest victory, Stonewall Jackson is wounded and dies.
Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North fails. After three days of fighting, Lee retreats. With 4,000 confederates dead, and the total causalities equaling Union: 23,000 and Confederates: 28,000.
After a long siege, Vicksburg surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant.
Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.
Grant is reinforced with troops, and pushes Southern troops back.
Grant becomes General in Chief, and is given control of all Union Armies.
Lee versus Grant in the battle of the Wilderness. After the fight, Grant resumes his march even after suffering huge losses.
Ulysses S. Grant attacks Petersburg, Virginia. Begins siege after Lee's army arrives to protect important city.
Lincoln gets reelected as the President of the United States.
Union forces capture of Columbia and Charleston, South Carolina.
The Confederate army slows down General E. Sherman's army.
Ulysess S. Grant breaks Lee's Petersburg defenses and forces the Confederates to abandon Petersburg.
Lee surrenders the army of North Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant at a court house in Virginia.
President Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
Jefferson Davis is captured, President Andrew Johnson declares that the South has ceased Army resistance.
Slavery was abolished throughout the U.S.A, and all the states.