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TIMELINES

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


MILITARY & POLITICAL

    1862
  • Skirmish at Farmington Heights. Mississippi
  • Battle of Corinth (April 29-June 10). Mississippi Battle Summary
  • Cumberland Gap Campaign. Tennessee
  • Siege of Yorktown (April 5 - May 4, 1862). Virginia

    1863
  • Engagement at Fort De Russy. Louisiana
  • Vicksburg Campaign Mississippi
  • Affair at Murray's Inlet. South Carolina
  • Affair near Nashville. Tennessee
  • Battle near Banks' Ford; Skirmishes at Hanovertown Ferry, Flemming's or Shannon's Cross-Roads, Hungary Station, & Tunstall's Station. Virginia
  • Siege of Suffolk (April 11-May 4). Virginia

    1864
  • Skirmish on the Varnell's Station Road. Georgia
  • Atlanta Campaign (May 1-September 6). Georgia
  • Engagement at David's Ferry resulting in the capture of USS Signal and Steamer Warner and destruction of USS Covington. Louisiana
  • Red River Campaign (March 10-May 22). Louisiana
  • Skirmish in Doubtful Canon. New Mexico
  • Skirmish on the Trent Road. North Carolina
  • Skirmish near Chancellorsville. Virginia
  • Grant's Overland Campaign. Virginia

    1865
  • Richard Taylor surrenders Confederate forces under his command at Citronelle. Alabama
  • Skirmish at Wetumpka. Alabama
  • Lincoln is buried in Springfield, Illinois. Illinois
  • Skirmish at Bayou Black. Louisiana
  • Skirmish at Star House. Missouri
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