soldier with rifle american civil warThe Sesquicentennial Edition

American Civil War Timeline
Joe Ryan Original Work

What happened in the Civil War ©
March 1858 Admission of Kansas─LeCompton Constitution
November 1860 Abraham Lincoln is Elected by the Northern States
December 1860 President James Buchanan - State of the Union Address
January 1861 The Situation in Charleston Harbor
February 1861 The Confederate Government Is Formed
March 1861 President Lincoln's Inauguration Day
April 1861 Lincoln Dupes the Confederates to fire on Sumter
May 1861 Lincoln builds an army and invades Virginia
June 1861 Virginia Defends Herself
July 1861 Lincoln Forces a Battle
August 1861 Lincoln and Davis Choose Their Generals
September 1861 Both sides give a little
October 1861 McClellan Pushes Scott Out the Door
November 1861 Lincoln Dances With The Great Powers
December 1861 Lincoln and McClellan Begin Their Struggle
January 1862 McClellan Confounds the Politicians
February 1862 Grant Breaks the Kentucky Line
March 1862 Congress Plans Freedom for the Slaves
April 1862 The Origin And Object Of The War
May 1862 Charles Sumner wins the argument
June 1862 The Senate Sticks To The Constitution
July 1862 Congress's War Policy Changes
January 1864-65 The Thirteenth Amendment