- The South takes the 1 st Battle – Bull Run.
- The North slams Lee’s Army at Antietam.
- Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation.
- Battle of Gettysburg is the turning point.
- Grant is appointed to lead the Union troops.
- Total War is adopted as northern strategy.
- Sherman blazes his way to the southern port of Savannah.
- War ends at Appomattox Court House in 1865.