Main events of the Civil War

The Civil War

Confederacy Formed

February 1861

Lincoln Becomes President

March 1861

Civil War

April 12, 1861 - May 9, 1865

First Battle

July 21, 1861

Emancipation Proclamation

September 23, 1862

Battle of Gettysburg

July 1863

The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

Lee Surrenders

April 9, 1865

Lincoln Dies

April 15, 1865