Ft. Sumter began because of the southern states seceded due to the election of 1860. This marked the first battle of the war.
September 17, 1862
Abraham Lincoln used the battle as an opportunity to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, which is a document that stated the freedom of slaves in the south. The North claims victory.
January 1, 1863
The Emancipation Proclamation is an order given by President Abraham Lincoln to free all the slaves.
Siege of Vicksburg
May 18, 1863
During the siege of Vicksburg, Grant decided to lay siege on the city, by bombing them, and waiting for them to run out of food. city conditions got worse and worse until General Pemberton surrendered.
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1 1863 - July 3 1863
This is the bloodiest battle of the war, the Union defeated the Confederates and damages hope that the south had of achieving independence.
November 19, 1863
This document's purpose was to make all men equal because he described a government by the people, of the people, for the people.
Surrender at Appomattox
April 9, 1865
On April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee surrenders to Union General Ulysses S. Grant in the McLean House in Appomattox, Virginia.
The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
April 14, 1865
On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth shot and killed President Abraham Lincoln at the Ford Theatre in Washington Dc