Timeline of the American Civil War

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Timeline of the American Civil War

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Timeline of the American Civil War



13th Amendment-abolishes slavery

November 6thAbraham Lincoln elected 16th president of the United States

February 9Confederate States of America formed with Jefferson Davis as president

December 20thSouth Carolina secedes from the Union

April 12thThe Civil War begins with the Confederates firing on Fort Sumter

April 17thMore states secede, forming an eleven state Confederacy with a population of 9 million. The Union will have 21 states and a population of over 20 million.

July 21stFirst Battle of Bull Run

April 6th/7thBattle of Shiloh

August 29th/30thSecond Battle of Bull Run

September 17thBattle of Antietam is bloodiest battle in American military history

January 1stPresident Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation

July 1st-3rdBattle of GettysburgNovember 19thGettysburg Address

November 8thAbraham Lincoln re-elected

January 31st U.S. Congress approves the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution

April 9thGen. Robert E. Lee surrenders to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the village of Appomattox Court House in Virginia

April 14thJohn Wilkes Booth kills President Abraham Lincoln

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December 6th13th Amendmentis ratified

Secede-To leave or break away

Battle Cry Of Freedom (American Civil War Song)


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