Chronology: Key Events in The American Civil War, 1861–65

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Chronology: Key Events in The American Civil War, 1861–65

1860 November: Election of President Lincoln.

1861 February: The Confederacy established with Jefferson Davis as President.

1861 April: Confederates attack Fort Sumter – Civil War begins; the North implements the Anaconda Plan (1).

1861 July: First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run).

1862 March: Battle of Shiloh.

1862 Summer: McClellan’s Peninsula campaign (2).

1862 August: Second Manassas (Bull Run).

1862 September: Battle of Antietam; Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation (3).

1862 December: Battle of Fredericksburg.

1863 May: Battle of Chancellorsville.

1863 July: Battle of Gettysburg; fall of Vicksburg.

1863 November: Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address.

1864…

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