Civil War Timeline

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Abraham Lincoln elected President

November 1860

South Carolina secedes from the Union

Dec 20, 1860

6 more states join SC and form the CSA

January 1861

Confederate troops attack Ft. Sumter (beginning Civil War)

April 12, 1861

VA, AR, NC, TN secede and join CSA

May 1861

First battle of Bull Run

July 1861

Battle of the Ironclads

March 1862

Battle of Shiloh

April 1862

Second battle of Bull Run

August 1862

Emancipation Proclamation

September 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 1862

Battle of Fredericksburg

December 1862

Battle of Chancellorsville

May 1863

Battle of Vicksburg

May 1863

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1863

Gettysburg Address

November 1863

Battle of Petersburg

June 1864

Sherman's March to the Sea

September 1864

Lee surrendered to Grant at Appomattox Court House

April 9, 1865

Lincoln assassinated

April 14, 1865