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TIMELINES

Gettysburg
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
Fort Sumter
Virginia vs Monitor


MILITARY & POLITICAL

    1861
  • North Carolina becomes the eleventh and final state to secede from the Union.

    1862
  • Affair on Crooked River. Florida
  • Battle of Corinth (April 29-June 10). Mississippi Battle Summary
  • Bombardment of Cole's Island. South Carolina
  • Skirmishes at Elk River. Tennessee
  • Cumberland Gap Campaign. Tennessee
  • Blockade of and operations about Galveston (May 14-25). Texas

    1863
  • Siege of Vicksburg. Mississippi
  • Vicksburg Campaign Mississippi
  • Demonstration on Kinston (May 20-23). North Carolina
  • Action near Fort Gibson. Oklahoma
  • Skirmishes at Collierville & Salem. Tennessee

    1864
  • Skirmish at Stony Point. Arkansas
  • Skirmish at Etowah River. Georgia
  • Atlanta Campaign (May 1-September 6). Georgia
  • Skirmish near Mayfield. Kentucky
  • Red River Campaign (March 10-May 22). Louisiana
  • Skirmishes at Greenville. Mississippi
  • Skirmish at Lamar. Missouri
  • Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21). Virginia Battle Summary
  • Grant's Overland Campaign. Virginia

    1865
  • Affair near Pawnee Rock. Kansas
  • Skirmish on the Blackwater. Missouri
  • Skirmishes on Deer Creek. North Dakota
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