This Civil War Timeline includes events from 1820-1870. Some of the events include:
1857 - ; Supreme Court rules slave Dred Scott is property of his owner.
1861 - ; Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi and Louisiana secede from the Union.
1862 - ; 1st ironclad ship battle between Monitor and Merrimac
1863 - ; President Lincoln issues Emancipation and Proclamation
1864 - ; Grant appointed Commander of Union Army
1865 - ; 13th Amendment abolishes slavery
1866 - ; Congress passes Civil Rights Act
1870 - ; 15th Amendment grants blacks right to vote