Civil war timeline

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States secede from U.S.

May 1860 - June 1860

7 southern stated secede from the U.S. because of anti-slavery

Abraham Lincoln

November 6 1860 - November 7 1860

Abraham Lincoln elected president of the United States.

Civil War

1861 - 1865

Civil war begins

April 12 1861 - April 13 1861

Confederate warships bombed Union soldiers in Fort Sumter.

Robert E. Lee becomes commander

April 22 1861 - April 23 1861

Robert E. Lee becomes commander of the South.

Robert E. Lee surrenders

May 13 1865 - May 14 1865

Robert E. Lee surrenders the south at Palmito Ranch, Texas.