American Civil War

Timeline created by s.hockin
In History
  • Lincoln Is Elected President

  • South Carolina Secedes

  • Confederation is established

    Jefferson Davis is President
  • Lincoln sworn in

    Lincoln is officially in charge
  • Fort Sumter Attacked

    Official start of the Civil War
  • Proclamation of Blockade

    The North blockades the Southern ports to cripple its supply lines
  • Robert E. Lee Resigns

    Leaves the Union and takes command of the Virginian army
  • Ten More States Secedes

    Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee
  • First Battle of Bullrun

    The Union lost
  • Ironclads Clash

    The Confederate Ironclad "Merrimac" and the Union Ironclad "Monitor" come to a stalemate because they simply could not penetrate the others armour
  • Second Battle of Bullrun

  • Emancipation Proclamation

    Freed all slaves in the South.
  • Union Draft

    Drafts men aged 20-45 unless they can pay a $300 fee or provide a sub
  • Lee Invades the North

    Lee and 75,000 troops move North into Pennslyvania in a campaign that will lead to the Battle of Gettysburg
  • Battle of Gettysburg

    The Battle of Gettysburg begins. Ending on the 3rd of July.
  • Gettysburg Address

    Lincoln makes an address at the battlefield near the graveyard that was built.
  • Uylsse S, Grant Becomes Commander

    Uylsse S. Grant becomes the commander of all the union forces.
  • Lincoln is Reelected

  • 13th Amendment Approved

  • Confederate Capital Falls

    Richmond, the Confederate Capital, falls to Union forces.
  • Lee Surrenders

    General Lee surrenders due to obvouis inferior resources and numbers
  • Lincoln Is Assassinated

    Lincoln is shot by John Wilkes Boot in the Ford Theatre and dies the next morning.