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1861

1861
March 4 - Abraham Lincoln inaugurated 16th President of the U. S.
April 12-13 - Bombardment and surrender of Fort Sumter
April 15 - President Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers
April 17 - Virginia secedes
April 19 - Confederates occupy Harpers Ferry, (now West Virginia)
June 10 - Engagement at Big Bethel, First land battle in Virginia
July 11 - Engagement at Rich Mountain, Virginia (West Virginia)
July 21 - First battle of Manassas (Bull Run), Virginia
July 27 - George McClellan takes command Union Army of the    Potomac
October 21 - Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia

1862

1862
March 9 - USS Monitor vs. CSS Virginia in Hampton Roads, Virginia First naval battle between ironclad vessels
March 23-June 9 - Stonewall's Shenandoah Valley Campaign
. -    March 23 - Battle of Kernstown
. -    May 8      - Battle of McDowell
. -    May 23    - Battle of Front Royal
. -    May 25    - First Battle of Winchester
. -    June 8      - Battle of Cross Keys
. -    June 9      - Battle of Port Republic
April 5-May 4 - McClellan's Army of the Potomac begins advance up the     Virginia peninsula toward Richmond
May 15 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
May 31-June 1 - Battle of Seven Pines (Fair Oaks), Virginia
June 1 - Robert E. Lee assumes command Army of Northern    Virginia
June 25-July 1 - Seven Days' Battles Richmond, Virginia
. -    June 25    - Battle of Oak Grove
. -    June 26    - Battle of Mechanicsburg
. -    June 27    - Battle of Gaines' Mill
. -    June 29    - Battle of Savage's Station
. -    June 30    - Battle of Glendale (Fraser's Farm)
. -    July 1       - Battle of Malvern Hill
August 9 - Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia
August 28-30 - Battle of Second Manassas (Bull Run), Virginia
September 1 - Battle of Chantilly (Ox Hill), Virginia
September 12-15 - Siege and capture Harpers Ferry, (West Virginia)
September 14-17 - Battles of South Mountain and Antietam, Maryland
November 7 - Burnside replaces McClellan Army of the Potomac    Commander
December 11-13 - Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia

1863

1863
January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation
January 19-23 - Burnside's Mud March
January 26 - Hooker succeeds Burnside as commander of the Army of    the Potomac
April 11-May 4 - Siege of Suffolk, Virginia
April-May - Chancellorsville Campaign, Virginia
. -    April 29-May 8   - Stoneman's Road
. -    May 1-4              - Battle of Chancellorsville
. -    May 3                 - Second Battle of Fredericksburg
. -    May 3-4              - Battle of Salem Church
. -    May 10               - Stonewall Jackson dies at                                     Guiney's Station, Virginia
June 3-July 13 - Gettysburg Campaign, Pennsylvania
. -    June 9                 - Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia
. -    June 13-15          - Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia
. -    June 28               - Meade replaces Hooker as Army of                                     the Potomac Commander
. -    July 1-3              - Battle of Gettysburg
July 13-16 - New York City draft riots
October 9-22 - Bristoe Campaign, Virginia
. -    October 14        - Battle of Briscoe Station
November 6 - Battle of Droop Mountain, West Virginia
November 7 - Engagement at Rappahannock Station, Virginia
November 19 - Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg Address
Nov 26-Dec 2 - Mine Run Campaign, Virginia

1864

1864
May 5-6 - Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia
May 8-21 - Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
May 9-24 - Sheridan's Richmond Raid
May 15 - Battle of New Market, Virginia
May 16 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
May 23-26 - Battle of North Anna River, Virginia
May 31-June 12 - Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia
June 5 - Battle of Piedmont, Virginia
June 11-12 - Battle of Trevilian Station, Virginia
June 15-18 - Battle of Petersburg, Virginia
June 17-18 - Battle of Lynchburg, Virginia
June 18-Dec 31 - Siege of Petersburg, Virginia
. -    July 30             - Battle of the CraterStation
. -    August 18-25   - Battle of Weldon Railroad and Ream's                                   Station
. -    September 29  - Engagement at New Market Heights
. -    September 30  - Battle of Fort Harrison (Chaffin's Farm)
. -    September 29-Oct 2 - Battle of Peebles' Farm
. -    October 27-28  - Battle of Burgess' Mill (Boydton Plank                                     Road)
June 23-July 25 - Early's Washington Raid
. -    July 9   - Battle of Monocacy, Maryland
. -    July 12 - Battle of Fort Stevens, near Washington, D.C.
. -    July 24 - Second Battle of Kernstown, Virginia
August 7-October 19 - Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley, Campaign
. -    September 19 - Third Battle of Winchester (Opequon                                   Creek)
. -    September 22 - Battle of Fisher's Hill
. -    October 19      - Battle of Cedar Creek
November 8 - Lincoln reelected President of the United States

1865

1865
January 1-April 2 - Siege of Petersburg continued
. -    February 5-7 - Battle of Hatcher's Run
. -    March 25      - Battle of Fort Stedman
. -    April 1           - Battle of Five Forks
. -    April 2           - Petersburg lines breached
April 2 - Confederates evacuate Richmond and Petersburg
April 3 - US forces occupy Richmond
April 6 - Battle of Sayler's Creek, Virginia
April 9 - Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House
April 14 - Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth at Ford's Theater,    Washington, D.C.
May 23-24 - Grand Review of Federal armies in Washington, D.C.