Civil War Timeline

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Compromise of 1850 Passed

September 1850

Republican Party Formed

1854

Kansas Nebraska Act Passed

May 1854

"Bleeding Kansas" Begins

1855

James Buchanan Elected

November 1856

Dred Scott vs. Sanford Decision

March 6 1857

John Brown's Raid of Harper's Ferry

October 16 1859

Lincoln Elected President

1860

South Carolina Secedes

December 20 1860

Confederate States of America Formed

February 4 1861

Battle of Fort Sumter

April 12 1861

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21 1861

Homestead Act Passed

1862

Battle of Shiloh

April 6 1862

Second Battle of Bull Run

August 28 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 17 1862

Emancipation Proclamation Issued

September 22 1862

Military Draft Issued

1863

Battle of Vicksburg

May 18 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1 1863

New York Draft Riots

July 13 1863

Battle of Chattanooga

November 23 1863

Sherman's March to the Sea

November 15 1864

Freedman's Bureau Established

March 1865

Surrender at Appomattox

April 9 1865

Lincoln Assassinated

April 14 1865

Thirteenth Amendment Ratified

December 6 1865

Ku Klux Klan Formed

December 24 1865

Andrew Johnson Impeached

March 13 1868

Fourteenth Amendment Ratified

July 9 1868