on May 21, 1856, a group of Border Ruffians entered the Free-State
1857 constitutional convention was convened, which the "Lecompton Constitution"
in 1858, where Border Ruffians killed five Free State men.
In mid-1859, the Wyandotte Constitution was drafted
The election of 1860 was one of the most unusual in American history.
The war began when Confederate warships bombarded Union soldiers at Fort Sumter
The issuance of Emancipation Proclamation in September 1862, African were free
The Battle of Brandy Station was fought June 9, 1863
The last full year of campaigning in the east begins with Federal forces in 1864
surrender at Appomattox Courthouse