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The Civil War Era
(1861 - 1865)

1861Kansas is the 34th state admitted to the Union
1861Abraham Lincoln inaugurated president
1861Outbreak of Civil War in the U.S.    GO !
1861Confederate States of America founded    GO !
1861Lincoln calls up state militia and suspends habeas corpus
18614 March - Abraham Lincoln is sworn in as 16th President    GO !
1862Morrill Act    GO !
1862Pacific Railway Act    GO !
1862Slavery abolished in the District of Columbia
1862Homestead Act    GO !
1862Pacific Railroad Act    GO !
1862Minnesota Uprising of Sioux
1863West Virginia is the 35th state admitted to the Union
1863Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation    GO !
1863Union Banking Act
1863Southern tax laws and impressment act
1863New York draft riots
18633 March - The U.S. Congress enacts a draft
1863Lincoln's Gettysburg Address    GO !
1864Wade-Davis Bill    GO !
1864Nevada is the 36th state admitted to the Union
1864National Banking Act of 1864
1864Abraham Lincoln re-elected President of the U.S.    GO !
1865Confederate States of America surrender at Appomattox on 9 April    GO !
1865Abraham Lincoln assassinated; succeeded by Andrew Johnson    GO !
1865Johnson proposes general amnesty and reconstruction plan
18656 December - The Thirteenth Amendment is finally ratified - slavery is abolished    GO !
1864Maximilian Affair
Related Articles/Works
Daily Life
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Matthew B. Brady
With Malice Toward None
Events Preceding the Civil War
Italianate Architecture
Chapter XLIII - The Eve of the Civil War
Chapter XLIV - Constitutional Problems of the Civil War

Documents
Constitution of the Confederate States
(11 March 1861)
Proclamation of Secession
(17 April 1861)
Morrill Act
(1862)
Homestead Act
(20 May 1862)
Pacific Railway Act
(1 July 1862)
Emancipation Proclamation
(22 September 1862)
General Order Number 11
(25 August 1863)
Gettysburg Address
(19 November 1863)
Wade-Davis Bill
(8 July 1864)
Wade-Davis Manifesto
(5 August 1864)
Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia
(10 April 1865)
Treaty with the Cheyenne and Arapaho
(14 October 1865)
13th Amendment
(6 December 1865)
Navajo Treaty of 1868
(1 June 1868)


Conflicts
Civil War, US
A war between the Northern (Union) and Southern (confederacy) states of the USA over the expansion of slavery into the western states.


Notables
Music     Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Art     Thomas Eakins
James McNeill Whistler
Winslow Homer
George Caleb Bingham
Thomas Moran
Asher B. Durand
Thomas Sully
Samuel F.B. Morse
Matthew Brady
Nathaniel Currier
Frederic Edwin Church
George Catlin
Sanford Robinson Gifford
George Inness
Literature     Henry David Thoreau
John Greenleaf Whittier
Walt Whitman
Emily Dickinson
William Cullen Bryant
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Bret Harte
James Fenimore Cooper
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Mark Twain
James Russell Lowell
Artemus Ward
History     Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Johnson
Robert E. Lee
Harriet Tubman
Frederick Douglass
Dorothea Lynde Dix
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Lucretia Coffin Mott
William Lloyd Garrison
Horace Greeley
Susan Brownell Anthony
Salmon Portland Chase
William Henry Seward
Thaddeus Stevens
John Wilkes Booth
Edwin McMasters Stanton
Cornelius Vanderbilt
James Gillespie Blaine
Religion     Henry Ward Beecher
Pius IX, Pope
Philosophy     John Fiske


Maps
Exploration and Settlement 1850-1890
Exploration and Settlement 1850-1890
The Organization of Territories in the United States since 1803
The Indians in the United States
1860-1890 - The Trans-Mississippi West Some Posts, Tribes, and Battles of the Indian Wars