Civil War

1861-1865

Battles

Fort Sumter

April 11, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861

Monitor vs. Merrimac

March 8, 1862 - March 9, 1862

Peninsular Campaign

March 17, 1862 - July 1, 1862

Battle of Shiloh

April 6, 1862 - April 7, 1862

Siege at Vicksburg

May 18, 1863 - July 4, 1863

Gettysburg

July 1, 1863 - July 3, 1863

Second Battle of Fort Wagner

July 18, 1863

Siege of Petersburg

June 9, 1864 - March 25, 1865

Sherman's March to the Sea

November 15, 1864 - December 21, 1864

Fall of Richmond

April 2, 1865

Appomattox Court House

April 9, 1865

Legislation and Orders Passed in DC

Morrill Tariff

March 2, 1861

Martial Law in Maryland Imposed

May 13, 1861

Homestead Act

May 20, 1862

Morrill Land Act

July 2, 1862

Legal Tender Act of 1862

August 21, 1862

Antietam

September 17, 1862

Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

National Bank Act

February 25, 1863

Conscription

March 3, 1863

New York City Draft Riots

July 13, 1863 - July 16, 1863

13th Amendment

April 8, 1864 - December 6, 1865

Election of 1864

November 8, 1864

Other Events

Assassination of Lincoln

April 14, 1865