Historical Events - May

May 1 -2, 1863

Battle of Chancellorsville

May 5, 1864

Battle of the Wilderness begins

May 6, 1861

Arkansas secedes

May 8, 1862 

Battle of McDowell, Virginia

May 12, 1864

Battle of "Bloody Angle" at Spotsyvania Court House

May 15, 1864 

Battle of New Market, Virginia 

May 16, 1863

Battle of Champions Hill, MS

May 18, 1863 

Siege of Vicksburg begins 

May 20, 1861

North Carolina secedes

May 23, 1861

Virginia secedes

May 25, 1862

First Battle of Winchester

May 31, 1862 

Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines), Virginia 

Historical Events - April

April 3, 1865

Richmond surrenders

April 6, 1862

Battle of Shiloh

April 9, 1865

Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House

April 12, 1861

Confederates fire on Fort Sumter

April 14, 1865

Lincoln assassinated

April 19, 1862 

Battle of South Mills, NC

April 29, 1862

New Orleans surrenders to Union

Historical Events - March

March 3, 1863 

Enrollment Act Passed (Also known as the Civil War Military Draft)

March 3, 1865

Congress creates Freedman's Bureau

March 4, 1861

Lincoln inaugurated 16th President

March 7-8, 1862

Battle of Pea Ridge (also known as Elkhorn Tavern, Fayetteville, Arkansas)

March 9, 1862

Battle of USS Monitor and CSS Virginia

March 12, 1864

Red River campaign begins

March 12, 1864

U.S. Grant promoted to command all Union forces

March 16, 1861

The Territory of Arizona secedes

March 17, 1865

Campaign to capture Mobile begins

March 29, 1865

Appomattox Campaign begins

Historical Events - February

February 1, 1861

Texas secedes 

February 1, 1865

Sherman begins Carolina (final Union Army) Campaign

February 3, 1865

Sherman begins Meridian, MS Campaign

February 8, 1862

Battle of Roanoke Island

February 9, 1861

Jefferson Davis elected President of the Confederacy

February 13, 1862

Battle of Fort Donelson, TN

Historical Events - January

January 1, 1863

Lincoln signs Emancipation Proclamation 

January 2, 1863

Second Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as the Battle of Stones River.

January 9, 1861

Mississippi secedes.

January 10, 1861

Florida secedes.

January 11, 1861

Alabama secedes.

January 13, 1865

Adm. Porter, US, attacks Fort Fisher, NC.

January 19, 1861

Georgia secedes.

January 19, 1862

Battle of Mill Springs, KY. Also known as Battle of Fishing Creek (CS) or the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads (US).

January 26, 1861

Louisiana secedes.

January 26, 1863

Joseph Hooker takes command of US forces.

Historical Events - December

December 6, 1864

13th Amendment Passed

December 8, 1863

Lincoln makes proclamation of Amnesty & Reconstruction.

December 13, 1862

Battle of Fredericksburg.

December 13, 1864

Fort McAllister (GA) surrenders.

December 15 - 16, 1864

Battle of Nashville, TN.

December 20, 1860

South Carolina Secedes.

December 31,1862

Second Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River).

Historical Events - November

November 1, 1861

George McClellan replaces Winfield Scott as Commander of US forces. Removed from command on November 5, 1862.

November 6, 1861

Jefferson Davis re-elected President of the Confederacy.

November 7, 1861

Union forces capture Port Royal, SC

November 15, 1864

Sherman begins "March to the Sea".

November 19, 1863

Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address.

November 23 - 25, 1863

Battle of Chattanooga.

November 30, 1864

Battle of Franklin, TN.

Historical Events - October

October 19, 1864

Battle of Cedar Creek.

October 21, 1861 

Battle of Ball's Bluff.

Historical Events - September

September 2, 1864

Atlanta Surrenders

September 5, 1863

Britain seizes Confederate ships and shipyard

September 11, 1861

Union Victory at Cheat Mountain, WVA

September 15, 1862

Jackson captures Harper's Ferry

September 17, 1862

Battle of Antietam

September 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

September 19, 1864

Third Battle of Winchester

September 24, 1864

Sheridan Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Historical Events - August

August 5, 1864

Battle of Mobile Bay

August 10, 1861

Battle of Wilson's Creek, MO.

August 18-19, 1864

Battle on Weldon RR near Petersburg, VA.

August 21, 1863

Sacking of Lawrence, KS

August 28-29, 1861

Fort Hatteras falls to Union Naval Forces

August 30-31, 1862

Battle of 2nd Bull Run

August 31- Sept 1, 1864

Battle of Jonesborough, GA

Historical Events - July

July 4, 1861

Lincoln Requests Army. 500,000 men authorized by Congress

July 21, 1861

First Battle of Bull Run.

July 1-4, 1863

Gettysburg

July 4, 1863

Pickett's  Charge

July 13-16, 1863

Vicksburg