Major Events In the Civil War

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The Civil War Starts

April 12, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run

July, 1861

First battle between the two armies.

Lincoln made Ulysses S. Grant General of the North

September 1861

Second Battle of Bull Run

August, 1862

The Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

The Battle of Antietam

September 17, 1862

the bloodiest single-day battle of the war

The Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 1863

The Battle of Gettysburg

July 1, 1863

The Gettysburg Address

November 19, 1863

Surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse

April 9, 1865