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The Civil War pitted brother against brother in a struggle for the soul of the United States.  Please use the articles, videos, and educational resources on this page to expand your appreciation and understanding of this moral crisis. 

At a Glance


    • May 30, 1854: Kansas-Nebraska Act
    • Oct. 16-18, 1859: John Brown's Raid
    • Nov. 6, 1860: Abraham Lincoln elected 16th President of the United States
    • Dec. 20, 1860: South Carolina secedes from the Union
    • Feb. 9, 1861: Jefferson Davis elected 1st President of the Confederate States
    • Apr. 12-13, 1861: Fort Sumter, SC bombarded by Confederate warships
    • May 3, 1861: Lincoln calls for volunteers
    • July 21, 1861: Battle of Bull Run, VA
    • Aug. 10, 1861: Battle of Wilson's Creek, VA
    • Aug. 11, 1861-Nov. 23, 1864: Some other stuff happens
    • Nov. 24-29, 1864: Battle of Columbia, TN
    • Nov. 29, 1864: Battle of Spring Hill, TN
    • Nov. 30, 1864: Battle of Franklin, TN
    • Dec. 15-16, 1864: Battle of Nashville, TN
    • July 24, 1866: Representatives from Tennessee rejoin the U.S. Congress


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