The South said Lincoln wasn't their President so they seceded from the Union.
The bloodiest war which was fought in Tennessee.
Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces and John Pope's Union forces meet in Virginia, on the same ground as the First Battle of Bull Run.
Robert E. Lee and George McClellan and their forces face off near Antietam creek in Maryland. Known as the single bloodiest day in American history. Is known as a stalemate.
Abraham Lincoln declared that as of January 1, 1863, all slaves in rebelling states would be free. It turned the fight for preserving the nation into a fight for human freedom.
A Union victory. Over 50,000 casualties in between the two armies.
Abraham Lincoln gives a speech to honor the men lost during the Battle of Gettysburg. The speech was quick.
William Tecumseh Sherman and his troops left the captured city of Atlanta and marched through Georgia to the port of Savannah, destroying cities, until the Confederates would stop running and surrender.
Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant. They had a meeting that lasted about an hour and a half. This was the end of the Civil War.