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Abraham Lincoln became president
Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina
Abraham Lincoln is elected sixteenth president of the United States, the first Republican president in the nation who represents a party that opposes the spread of slavery in the territories of the United State
Six additional southern states secede from the Union.
Confederate states were formed
First Bull Run: Battle
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation
All slaves are freed
Union General William T. Sherman completes his March to the Sea when he arrives in front of Savannah, Georgia. Lincoln is also reelected.
April 12, 1861 - At 4:30 a.m. Confederates under Gen. Pierre Beauregard open fire with 50 cannons upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina.
Nov 6, 1860 Lincoln Wins Close Race
Dec 20, 1860 South Carolina First to Secede
Jan 9, 1861 Mississippi Secession
Jan 10, 1861 Florida Secession
*THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD*
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