Civil War Chronology

1861 - April, 13
Fort Sumter Surrenders - Union forces surrender Fort Sumter. Read more »
1861 - April, 12
Confederate Troops Fire on Fort Sumter - Confederate troops led by Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Union forces at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. Read more »
1861 - January, 29
Kansas admitted to the Union
1861 - January, 26
Louisiana secedes from the Union
1861 - January, 19
Georgia Secedes from the Union - Georgia votes to secede from the Union on January 19, 1861. It is the fifth state to secede.
1861 - January, 19
Battle of Mill Springs
1861 - January, 11
Alabama Secedes from the Union - Alabama Secedes from the Union on January 11, 1861. It is the fourth state to secede.
1861 - January, 10
Florida secedes from the Union
1861 - January, 9
Mississippi Secedes from the Union - The state convention in Mississippi votes to secede from the Union on January 9, 1861. It is the second state to secede from the Union.
1861 - January, 3
Georgia Takes Control of Fort Pulaski - On January 3, 1861, the state of Georgia took control of Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island at the mouth of the Savannah River.
1860 - December, 30
South Carolina troops seize the United States Arsenal at Charleston
1860 - December, 26
Union Forces Move to Fort Sumter - Union forces led by Richard Anderson consolidates his forces at Fort Sumter.
1860 - December, 26
Major Robert Anderson, Moves U. S. Troops from Fort Moultrie to Fort Sumter
1860 - December, 20
South Carolina Secedes from the Union - South Carolina holds a state convention and votes to secede from the Union on December 30, 1860. It is the first state to secede.
1860 - November, 6
Abraham Lincoln Elected President - Abraham Lincoln was elected the sixteenth President of the United States. Read more »
1860 - January, 26
Louisiana Secedes from the Union - Louisiana votes to secede from the Union on January 26, 1860. It is the sixth state to secede.
1859 - November, 2
John Brown is Hanged in Charlestown, Virginia - John Brown is Hanged in Charlestown, Virginia.
1859 - October, 18
Federal Troops Storm the Arsenal at Harper's Ferry - Federal Troops led by Robert E. Lee storm the Federal arsenal and capture John Brown.
1859 - October, 16
John Brown Attacks the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry - John Brown leads a group of armed abolitionists on a raid of the Federal arsenal at Harper's Ferry.
1827 - December, 28
Union General Robert Latimer McCook, of Ohio's Fighting McCooks, is Born
1821 - December, 25
Clara Barton is Born
1808 - December, 29
Future President Andrew Johnson is Born

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