American Civil War

Welcome to our history of the American Civil War.

1619-01-01 00:00:00


The first slaves brought to the English colonies on the continent were landed at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1619.

1793-04-01 00:00:00

Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was a network of secret routes and safe houses established in the United States during the early to mid-19th century, and used by African-American slaves to escape into free states and Canada with the aid of abolitionists.

1800-05-09 00:00:00

John Brown

John Brown (1800-1859) was an abolitionist who lead the raid on Harper's Ferry shortly before the start of the American Civil War.

1804-05-14 00:00:00

New Jersey abolishes slavery

The 1804 statute and subsequent laws freed children born after the law was passed.

1807-01-19 00:00:00

Robert E. Lee

Lee is best remembered in his role of commanding general of the Confederate forces during the American Civil War.

1808-06-03 00:00:00

Jefferson Davis

Jefferson Davis (June 3, 1808 - December 6, 1889) was President of the Confederate States of America during the United States' Civil War.

1809-02-12 00:00:00

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th (1861-1865) President of the United States, and the first President from the Republican Party.

1815-12-31 00:00:00

George Meade

A Major General for the United States during the American Civil War.

1818-02-01 00:00:00

Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass, born a slave around 1818 in Talbot County, MD. escaped slavery to become the most prominent African-American in the United States of his time.

1820-01-01 00:00:00

Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman (1820-1913) was born into slavery in Maryland. Born Araminta Ross, she later took the name Harriet after her mother.

American Civil War

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