Civil War

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Fort Sumter Attacked

April 1861

First Battle at Bull Run, South wins

July 1861

Antietam, results in bloodiest U.S. battle

September 1862

Lincoln frees slaves with Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

Vicksburg falls splitting Confederacy

July 1863

Tide of war turns at Gettysburg

July 1863

Grant named commander of all US forces

March 1864

Gen. Sherman begins march to the sea starting in ATL

November 1864

Petersburg falls, opening road to Richmond

April 1865

Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Courthouse

April 9, 1865