Conduct of the Civil War

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John Brown's Raid at Harper's Ferry

October 16, 1859

Southern States Secede from Union

12/20/1860

Jefferson Davis President of Confederacy

2/7/1861

Battle of Fort Sumter

4/12/1861 - 4/14/1861

Battle of Antietam

9/17/1862

Emancipation Proclamation Issued

9/22/1862

Emancipation Proclamation Effective

1/1/1863

Battle of Gettysberg

7/1/1863 - 7/3/1863

Sheridan's Total War in Shenandoah

9/1/1863 - 9/30/1863

Sherman's March to the Sea

11/1/1863 - 12/31/1863

General Lee Surrenders

4/9/1865

Abraham Lincoln's Assasination

4/14/1865