The Civil War Timeline 1861-1865 **there were many battles;  some are not listed in this timeline**
Major Events of 1861 <ul><li>January 9 th -February 1 st =Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas sece...
1861, Continued <ul><li>April 15 th =Lincoln asks for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for service for the next three months </...
1861, Continued… <ul><li>July 21 st =Confederate forces win a victory at the First Battle of Manassas </li></ul><ul><li>No...
1862 <ul><li>February 6 th =General Ulysses Grant captures Fort Henry, Tennessee. Then accepts the surrender of Fort Donel...
1862, Continued… <ul><li>August 29 th -30 th =The South wins at the Second Battle of Manassas </li></ul><ul><li>September ...
1863 <ul><li>January 1 st =Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation; setting the slaves free </li></ul><ul><li>July 1 ...
1863 Continued… <ul><li>November 19 th =President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address </li></ul><ul><li>November 23 rd...
1864 <ul><li>March 10 th =Ulysses Grant is commissioned as General of the United States Army </li></ul><ul><li>May 5 th -6...
1864 Continued… <ul><li>September 2 nd =General William Sherman captures Atlanta, GA for the Union </li></ul><ul><li>Octob...
1865 <ul><li>January 31 st =Congress passes the 13 th  Amendment, abolishing slavery </li></ul><ul><li>March 4 th =Lincoln...
1865 Continued… <ul><li>April 15 th =Lincoln dies, and Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as President </li></ul><ul><li>May 26...
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  1. 1. The Civil War Timeline 1861-1865 **there were many battles; some are not listed in this timeline**
  2. 2. Major Events of 1861 <ul><li>January 9 th -February 1 st =Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas secede from the Union, following South Carolina </li></ul><ul><li>January 29 th =Kansas admitted into the Union as a non-slavery holding state </li></ul><ul><li>February=Jefferson Davis is elected President of the Confederate States of America. </li></ul><ul><li>March 4 th =Abraham Lincoln’s inauguration </li></ul>
  3. 3. 1861, Continued <ul><li>April 15 th =Lincoln asks for 75,000 volunteers to enlist for service for the next three months </li></ul><ul><li>April 17 th -May 20 th =Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina secede too. </li></ul><ul><li>April 20 th =Colonel Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States Army </li></ul><ul><li>May 29 th =Richmond becomes the Confederate Capital of the South. </li></ul>
  4. 4. 1861, Continued… <ul><li>July 21 st =Confederate forces win a victory at the First Battle of Manassas </li></ul><ul><li>November=Julia Ward Howe composes “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”, which becomes a ‘theme’ song for the North. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1862 <ul><li>February 6 th =General Ulysses Grant captures Fort Henry, Tennessee. Then accepts the surrender of Fort Donelson on the 16 th . </li></ul><ul><li>April 6 th -7 th =General Grant wins the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee with few losses. </li></ul><ul><li>May 31 st -June 1 st =General Lee takes over command of the Confederate army during the Battle of Seven Pines in Virginia. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1862, Continued… <ul><li>August 29 th -30 th =The South wins at the Second Battle of Manassas </li></ul><ul><li>September 17 th =Battle of Antietam in Maryland with many losses for both sides. </li></ul><ul><li>September 22 nd =President Lincoln issues the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation </li></ul><ul><li>November 7 th =General McClellan gets Lincoln’s orders to relieve him of the US Army </li></ul><ul><li>December 13 th =General Lee wins the Battle of Fredericksburg </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1863 <ul><li>January 1 st =Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation; setting the slaves free </li></ul><ul><li>July 1 st -3 rd =The Battle of Gettysburg in PA </li></ul><ul><li>July 4 th =After long Union siege, the Confederates surrender Vicksburg with gives the Union control of the Mississippi River </li></ul><ul><li>July 13 th -15 th =Violent Riots in NYC to protest the Draft </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1863 Continued… <ul><li>November 19 th =President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address </li></ul><ul><li>November 23 rd -25 th =After a three day battle, the Unions win Chattanooga, Tennessee which allows them access to the heart of the Confederacy. </li></ul>
  9. 9. 1864 <ul><li>March 10 th =Ulysses Grant is commissioned as General of the United States Army </li></ul><ul><li>May 5 th -6 th =Battle of the Wilderness in VA; first of many bloody month-long battles between Generals Grand and Lee </li></ul><ul><li>June 1 st -3 rd =Battle of Cold Harbor </li></ul><ul><li>June 28 th =Lincoln signs a bill repealing the fugitive slave laws </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1864 Continued… <ul><li>September 2 nd =General William Sherman captures Atlanta, GA for the Union </li></ul><ul><li>October 19 th =Union win at Cedar Creek in the Shenandoah Valley </li></ul><ul><li>November 8 th =Lincoln is re-elected President </li></ul><ul><li>December 21 st =Savannah, GA falls to Sherman, who gives the city to President Lincoln as a Christmas present. </li></ul>
  11. 11. 1865 <ul><li>January 31 st =Congress passes the 13 th Amendment, abolishing slavery </li></ul><ul><li>March 4 th =Lincoln is inaugurated as President for a second term </li></ul><ul><li>April 9 th =General Lee surrenders the Confederate Army to Grant at Appomattox. </li></ul><ul><li>April 14 th =John Wilkes Booth shoots President Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. </li></ul>
  12. 12. 1865 Continued… <ul><li>April 15 th =Lincoln dies, and Andrew Jackson is inaugurated as President </li></ul><ul><li>May 26 th =the terms of surrender are offered to General E. Kirby Smith in New Orleans. He accepted June 2 nd formally ends the Civil War </li></ul><ul><li>June 30 th =All eight conspirators are convicted for the assassination of President Lincoln; four are sentenced to death. </li></ul>

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