The Events of Civil War by Krish Patel

The Civil War Events

November 1860

November 1860

Abraham Lincoln was just elected to be our next president.

December 20, 1860

December 20, 1860

South Carolina decided to leave the Union today. Everyone is shocked by the decision.

February 1861

February 1861

They even choose their own president! His name is Jefferson Davis.

February 1861

February 1861

The Southern states have seceded from the United States have formed the Confederate States of America.

April 12, 1861

April 12, 1861

There is big excitement everywhere. The war has begun. The Confederates just attacked Fort Sumter.

July 21,1861

July 21,1861

The Confederate army won a battle today outside Washington D.C. It was called the battle of Bull Run.

June 1,1862

June 1,1862

The Confederates selected a new general in-chief of the Confederate armies. His name is Robert E. Lee.

January 1, 1863

January 1, 1863

The front page of every newspaper has a copy of President Lincoln's document to free slaves. It is called the Emancipation Proclamation.

May 4, 1863

May 4, 1863

General Lee is a great general. Even though he had fewer soldiers, he defeated the Union army today at Chancellorsville, Virginia.

July 4, 1863

July 4, 1863

The Union army won two very important victories yesterday and today. They were at Vicksburg and Gettysburg.

April 9, 1865

April 9, 1865

It's over! It's over! The war is over! General Lee did not want his men to lose their lives in an impossible battle. He surrendered at Appomattox Court House.

April 15, 1865

April 15, 1865

Terrible news. President Lincoln has been shot. It was done by a man named John Wilkes Booth. The president died early this morning. What a sad day. Everyone is mourning the loss of this great leader.