Civil War Timeline

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Lincoln Election

11/06/1860

Lincoln won the election with 180 electoral votes and 1,856,908 popular votes

South Carolina Secedes

12/20/1860

The Confederate States of America are beginning to form

Attack on Fort Sumter

4/12/1861

The Union surrendered and South Carolina was finalized as a part of the confederacy.

Battle of Bull Run

7/21/1861

First major battle of the civil war

Battle of Antietam

9/16/1862

The battle was not decided of who won, but the north won a strategic advantage.

Emancipation Proclamation

1/1/1863

Slaves were freed

Battle of Vicksburg

5/18/1863

With the stronghold lost, the Confederacy was pretty much split in half

Battle of Gettysburg

7/1/1863 - 7/3/1863

Attempt to invade the North failed and so the cost was that the Confederates would never be able to launch an attack on a grand scale again.

Gettysburg Address

11/19/1863

Lincoln defined American Democracy and made a proposition that all men area equal

Appomattox Courthouse

1865

The end of the war