The War for Southern Independence

Some Key Events of the War

WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE TIME LINE

1860 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
6 November 1860 Lincoln elected President with 40% of the popular vote
20 December 1860 South Carolina secedes
1861 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
9 January 1861 Mississippi secedes
10 January 1861 Florida secedes
11 January 1861 Alabama secedes
19 January 1861 Georgia secedes
26 January 1861 Louisiana secedes
1 February 1861 Texas secedes
4 February 1861 Confederate States of America formed at Montgomery, AL
12-13 April 1861 Bombardment of Ft. Sumter
15 April 1861 Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers to invade South
24 May 1861 Union invades Virginia
21 July 1861 Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
25 July 1861 U.S. Congress passes resolution declaring that the war is being fought to preserve the Union, not to end slavery.
10 Aug 1861 Battle of Wilson's Creek, MO
11-12 Oct 1861 Ironclad ram Manassas clears US blockaders from mouth of Mississippi
1862 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
6 Feb 1862 Fall of Ft. Henry, TN
16 Feb 1862 Fall of Ft. Donelson, TN
23 Feb 1862 Occupation of Nashville
6, 7, 8 March 1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge), AR
9 March 1862 Battle between CSS Virginia and USS Monitor, Hampton Roads, VA
23 March 1862 Battle of Kernstown begins Jackson's Valley campaign
6 April 1862 Battle of Shiloh - A.S. Johnston killed
7 April 1862 Battle of Shiloh - Beauregard in command
24 April 1862 Farragut captures New Orleans
8 May 1862 Battle of McDowell, VA - Jackson whips Fremont
23 May 1862 Battle of Front Royal, VA - Jackson whips Kenley
25 May 1862 Battle of Winchestere, VA - Jackson whips Banks
31 May 1862 Battle of Seven Pines - J.E. Johnston wounded
1 June 1862 Battle of Seven Pines - Lee in command
6 June 1862 Battle of Cross Keys, VA - Jackson whips Fremont
7 June 1862 Battle of Cross Keys, VA - Jackson whips McDowell
26 June 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Mechanicsville
27 June 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Cold Harbor
28 June 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Golding's Farm
29 June 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Savage Station
30 June 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Frayser's Farm
1 July 1862 The Seven Days' Battles - Malvern Hill
30 Aug 1862 Second Battle of Manassas, VA
16 Sept 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg, Maryland (Antietam)
17 Sept 1862
1863 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
1 July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
2 July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
3 July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg
4 July 1863 Vicksburg surrendered to Grant
1864 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
8 April 1864 Banks Red River campaign defeated at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, LA
9 April 1864
18 July 1864 Davis replaces Johnston with Hood
2 Sept 1864 Atlanta surrendered to Sherman
1865 WESTERN THEATER CENTRAL THEATER EASTERN THEATER
2 April 1865 Petersburg & Richmond abandoned
9 April 1865 Lee surrenders Army of Northern Virginia to Grant
26 April 1865 Johnston surrenders Army of Tennessee to Sherman
10 May 1865 President Davis captured at Irvinsville, Georgia
13 May 1865 Battle of Palmetto Ranch




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