Ohio Civil War Almanac

The Ohio Civil War Almanac presents the events of the Civil War by dates , organized chronologically. The Almanac cross-references with the Encyclopedia, so that you can learn more about each event. The Almanac provides you with a way to explore the Civil War from a temporal, or time-based, perspective.

Antebellum (Pre-1861)

The Antebellum Period refers to America prior to the Civil War, especially Southern culture.

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Civil War (1861)

The war began on April 12, 1861 when Confederate forces fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.

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Civil War (1862)

In 1862, the Confederate armies won many victories in the East, but the Union held their own in the West and South.

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Civil War (1863)

The Civil War turned in favor of the Union in 1863 with victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg.

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Civil War (1864)

Ulysses S. Grant took command of the Union army in 1864, leading the effort to subdue Robert E. Lee's forces.

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Civil War (1865)

On April 9, 1865, Lee surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia to Grant, effectively ending the Civil War.

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Reconstruction (1866-)

From 1866 to the Compromise of 1877, government policies reincorporated the Confederacy back into the Union.

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