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1860 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

November Abraham Lincoln is elected President of the United States
December South Carolina secedes from the Union

1861 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

February South Secedes. Six additional States secede from the union, creating the Confederate States. Mississippi,Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas.
February The seven Confederate States create the Confederate Constitution. Until elections could be held, Jefferson Davis was named President
March 4 Abraham Lincoln is Inaugurated
April 12 The Confederates fire upon the United States Fort Sumter, starting the Civil War
April Four more states secede the Union and join the Confederacy. Richmond, Virginia was named the Confederate Capitol
June The Western Counties did not want to secede and re-entered the Union. Officially becoming the new state of West Virginia on June 20, 1863
July The first Battle of Bull Run
July President Lincoln replaces General McDowell with General George B. McClellan
July A blockade of the south by the Federal Navy begins

1862 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

April The Battle of Shiloh
May Confederate General Stonewall Jackson defeats Union Forces
August Union General John Pope is defeated in the second Battle of Bull Run
September 15 Harper's Ferry falls to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
September Antietam
September 22 Abraham Lincoln issues a Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which would take effect January 1, 1863
December Battle of Fredericksburg

1863 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

January 1 Abraham Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation
March The First Conscription Act
May The Battle of Chancellorsville
May The Vicksburg Campaign
July 1 The Battle of Gettysburg Begins
July 2 Second day of the Battle of Gettysburg
July 3 Third and final day of the Battle of Gettysburg
September Battle of Chickamauga
November 19 Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the Gettysburg Cemetery dedication
November Battle of Chatanooga

1864 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

May General Ulysses S. Grant takes command of the Union Army
August General William T. Sherman leads the Union army into the South
November President Lincoln is re-elected

1865 CIVIL WAR TIMELINE OF EVENTS

February 1 The 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution is approved by Congress
April 9 General Robert E. Lee surrenders to General Ulysses S. Grant. Also seated at the table of surrender negotiations was General George Armstrong Custer having been the first to receive the white flag of surrender from the Confederate Army
April 14 Abraham Lincoln is Shot at the Ford's Theater by John Wilkes Booth
April 15 Abraham Lincoln dies by Assassination

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