Civil War TImeline

Civil War TImeline

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  • Abraham Lincoln takes office and is now the President of the United States, with Hannibal Hamlin as his Vice President
  • November 6, 1860
  • As a result of Lincoln's presidency, South Carolina votes to secede from the Union.
  • December 20, 1860
  • Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Texas follow South Carolina's decision and secede from the Union.
  • January 9-February 1, 1861
  • April 12, 1861
  • At 4:30, the Confederacy opens fire 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, SC. The Civil War Begins.
  • April 6-7, 1862
  • Confederate troops surprise attack General Ulysses S. Grant's unprepared army at Shiloh on the Tennessee River.
  • July 1, 1862- General Robert E. Lee assumes command of the of the southern troops, renaming them 'Army of Northen Virginia.'
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