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  • The Attack on Fort Sumter April 1861
  • The Battle of Antietam  September 1862
  • The Emancipation Proclamation January 1863
  • All slaves shall be freed at once. Abraham Lincoln
  • The confederacy attacked Fort Sumter forcing Abraham Lincoln to make a decision.  This was the immediate start of the civil war.
  • The Battle of Gettysburg July 1863
  • An invasion planned thanks to General Lee's battle plans. The union won allowing Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863.
  • Appomattox Court House April 1865
  • IT ENDS HERE!
  • On January 1st, 1863, Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation issuing all slaves in slave states free. The Emancipation Proclamation didn't free a single slave, but it served as a turning point in the civil war.
  • The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln April 1865
  • General Lee's men stumbled across union troops in Gettysburg and a huge battle broke out. This was the 1st time Union troops had beaten Lee's troops. There were 40,000 casualties.
  • Due to General Lee's army shrinking, he stopped in a town called Appomattox. He soon surrendered on April 9, 1865 at the Appomattox Courthouse.
  • Abraham Lincoln didn't live to see the end of slavery. After the surrender at Appomattox, Lincoln and his wife went to see a play. John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head. This event stunned the nation and caused intense grief.
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