The Confederate army bombed Fort Sumter. The Northern commander, Robert Anderson, surrendered later on.
Over 23,000 were wounded/killed. The Union won this battle. After this battle, Abraham created the Emancipation Proclamation.
Abraham Lincoln created the Emancipation Proclamation. It was used to free the slaves residing in territory within the rebellious states.
This battle gave control to the Mississippi River to the Union. Around the same time, the Battle of Gettysburg was happening.
Robert E. Lee decided to invade the North. The Union troops were way too strong for them. This made Robert E. Lee oder a retreat. As a result, the Union won this battle.
Abraham Lincoln delivered this speech dedication at the ceremony for the National Cemetery of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. It honored the Union soldiers who died in the Battle of Gettysburg.
Robert E. Lee surrendered his Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant.
Lincoln was going to the Ford's theatre. He then got shot by a Confederate sympathizer, John Wilkes Booth.