He was the first Republican, receiving 180 of 303 possible electoral votes.
The confederate State of America was formed with Jefferson Davis, former Army officer.
General Pierre Beauregard fired 50 cannons on Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Thats when the Civil War started.
President Lincoln issued a proclamation calling for 75,000 militiamen a special session of congress for July 4.
Virginia pulled away from the Union. Five weeks later Arkansas,Tennessee, and North Carolina. Forming eleven State confederacy population of nine million plus four million slaves.
february 6- General Ulysses S. Grant captured Fort Henry, Couple days later Fort Donelson got the nickname"Unconditional Surrender" Grant.
February 20, 1862
Lincoln son died at the age of eleven do to bad water in the White House.
The confederate Ironclad sinks two Union ships they battled but came to a draw.