Civil War In Missouri Presented by The State Historical Society

Scroll through history and discover the Battles & Skirmishes, Political Events, and Historic Happenings of the Civil War era, 1854-1875, using the interactive timeline which highlights significant historical milestones on the state and national stage.

The timeline is part of the [American Civil War in Missouri Website]( by the [State Historical Society of Missouri]( ;xNLx;;xNLx;Images and newspaper clippings that appear in the timeline are from various collections housed at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Gettysburg Address

President Lincoln delivers the "Gettysburg Address."

Lincoln Takes Office

Abraham Lincoln becomes 16th President of the United States.

Emancipation Proclamation Signed

Raid on Liberty Arsenal

Dred Scott v. Sanford

U.S. Supreme Court rules on Dred Scott v. Sanford.

Vernon County Raid

John Brown raids Vernon County, killing one slave owner and freeing eleven slaves.

South Carolina Secedes

South Carolina secedes from the Union (Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas follow suit over the next months).

State Convention

Delegates are elected for the State Convention of Missouri.

First Battle of the Civil War

Confederates in Charleston bombard Ft. Sumter (first battle of the Civil War).

Capture of Camp Jackson

Camp Jackson affair takes place in St. Louis.

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