Civil War Timeline

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  • Lincoln Gets Elected For President

  • South Carolina Secedes

    First State to Secede.
  • Mississipi Secedes

    Second State to secede.
    Their main reasoning behind seceding was the states rights when it came to Slavery.
  • Florida Secedes

    Third State to Secede.
    They secede because Abraham Lincoln had promised to raise taxes, and the south at the time were accounted for most of the tax money.
  • Alabama Secedes

    Fourth State to Secede.
    They seceded mostly because of the fact that they wanted to hold slaves, while the Union wouldn't allow them.
  • Georgia Secedes

    Fifth State to Secede.
  • Louisiana Secedes

    Sixth State to Secede.
  • Kansas Admits to the Union as a Free State

  • Texas Votes and Approves Secession

  • Abraham Lincoln Inagurated

    Lincoln inaugurated to be the special senate session of the 37th congreses
  • First Session of the Provisional Confederate Congress

  • Bombardment of Fort Sumter

    During the bombardment there were no casualties except one Union artillerist was kidded and three were also wounded when a cannon exploded prematurely.
  • Virginia Secedes

    Seventh State to Secede.
  • Arkansas Secedes

    Eighth State to Secede.
  • North Carolina Secedes

    Ninth State to Secede.
  • Tennessee Secedes

    Tenth State to Secede.
    Voters approve secession.
  • First session of the 37th Congress Convenes

    Eleventh State to Secede.
  • First Session of the 37th Congress adjourns

  • Lexington and Missouri surrenders to Confederates

  • Jefferson Davis Elected as the Regular President of the Confederacy

  • Battle of Fort Donelson

    Battle of Fort Donelson
    This battle took place in Tennessee, where the Union outnumbered the Confederate.
    Fort Donelson Surrendered to the Union on Febuary 16, 1862
  • First Session of the First Condeferate Congree Convenes

  • First Session of the First Confederate Congress Convenes

  • Homestead Act Becomes Law

  • General Robert E. Lee takes Command

    Robert E. Lee assumes the position of Joseph E. Johnston after Johnston was wounded.
  • Congress Passes the Militia Act

    Congress Passes the Militia Act
    This act enabled persons of african descent to take part in military or naval services.
  • Premilinary Emancipation Proclamtion

    Premilinary Emancipation Proclamtion
    On this day President Lincoln read his proclimation to his cabinet. Following the victory at Antietam, he signed the proclamation and told the Confederacy what the intention was,
    and the intention was to free all persons that were held as slaves.
  • Lincoln Issues Emancipation Proclamation

    On this day President Abraham Linoln issued his Emancipation Proclamation order on every state.
  • Abraham Lincoln signs the National Currency Act

    The President signs the act with a goal to establish a single currancy between the union and the confederacy.
  • Abraham Lincoln signs a military conscrption act

  • Ulysses S. Grant Given Command of all the Armies in the United States

    Ulysses S. Grant Given Command of all the Armies in the United States
  • Battle Of Gettysburg

    Battle Of Gettysburg
    The Battle of Gettyburg was fought throughout three days. With George G. Meade as the Union's Commander and Robert E. Lee Commanding the confederacy. There were over 50 000 casualties, but the Union still came out strong which made the confederate retreat with a comprimise allowing Lee and his soldiers to move south across the Potomac.
  • Battle of Vicksburg

    This battle was meant to give control of the Mississippo River to the victor. The Union's rush had a huge impact because 29 000 soldiers surrendered to them and also isolated Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas from Confederate contact.
  • New York City Violently Erupts

    New York City Violently Erupts
    This eruption was caused by the new laws passed by congress.
    The law was to draft men to fight in the war.
    The riots ended on July 16th, 1863.
  • Gettyburg Address

    Gettyburg Address
    One of the most imporatant speeches ever given in History.
    The speech reached out to both the Union and Confederate, four and a half months after the Battle Of Gettysburg in commemoration. Lincoln had never addressed either side by the Union or Confederate instead he used the words "We" and "Us" and tried to bring the Nation together as one.
  • Ulysses S, Grant is Given authority to command all the armies of the United States

    Ulysses S, Grant is Given authority to command all the armies of the United States
  • Ulysses S. Grant's Rise to the Top

    Ulysses S, Grant was made as the commander of all the Union armies. He had captured both Fort Hengery and Fort Donelson which let them use the Mississippi river for an advantage for the Union to attack.
  • Lincoln President Once Again

    Abraham Lincoln is re-elected as President, along with the Vice President Andrew Johnson.
  • General Sherman's March

    General Sherman's March
    General William Tecumseh Sherman of the Union decides to leave Atlanta while it was captured. He eventually ends up capturing the port of Savannah on December 21, 1864, and gives the city to President Lincoln as a Christmas President.
  • Thirteenth Amendment

    Thirteenth Amendment
    The thirteeth amendment is passed by congress, which abolishes all slavery throughout the United States.
  • Lee Surrenders

    Lee Surrenders
    General Lee attempts to escape Lincoln's negotiations by running to the mountains, but was cut off and was forced to surrender.
  • Lincoln's Assassination

    Lincoln's Assassination
    While Abraham Lincoln was at Ford's Theater a man by the name of John Wilkes Booth shoots the President in the back of the head.
  • Andrew Johnson

    Andrew Johnson
    Lincoln dies the day after he was shot and Andrew Johnson becomes inaugurtaed as the 17th President of the United States.
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