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The Civil War in Alabama
Alabama Ordinance of Secession
Chickamauga Campaign
Confederate Order of Secession
Convention of Seceding States
First National Flag of the Confederate States
Battle of Mobile Bay
June 1, 1825 John Hunt Morgan born, Huntsville, Alabama Alabama
  John Hunt Morgan
June 3, 1850
June 12, 1850
Nashville Convention - 9 slave states hold a convention to determine their best course of action if the Compromise of 1850 passes. Louisiana
Arkansas
North Carolina
Florida
Texas
South Carolina
Mississippi
Georgia
Alabama
  Compromise of 1850
  Nashville Convention of 1850 [Resolutions]
  Nashville Convention of 1850
  Robert Barnwell Rhett
January 4, 1861 Alabama troops seize an arsenal near Mobile Alabama
January 11, 1861 Alabama secedes from the Union Alabama
  Confederate Order of Secession
  Alabama Ordinance of Secession
February 4, 1861 Convention of Seceded States begins in Montgomery, Alabama. Georgian Howell Cobb is elected President of the Convention Alabama
  Convention of Seceding States
February 8, 1861 The Convention of Seceded States adopts a provisional constitution forming the Confederate States of America Alabama
  Convention of Seceding States
February 11, 1861 As President-elect Abraham Lincoln begins his journey to Washington D. C. from Springfield, Illinois, President-elect Jefferson Davis journeys from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Montgomery, Alabama to accept the Presidency of the Confederate States. Mississippi
Alabama
Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
  Jefferson Davis
  Convention of Seceding States
February 18, 1861 Jefferson Davis is inaugurated "Provisional President of the Confederate States of America" in Montgomery Alabama
  Jefferson Davis
  Convention of Seceding States
April 10, 1861 Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida Florida
Alabama
  Braxton Bragg
May 21, 1861 Confederate Congress votes to move its capital from Montgomery to Richmond Alabama
Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
April 29, 1862 Battle of Bridgeport Alabama
April 27, 1863 Col. Abel Streight leaves Tuscumbia Alabama
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
April 30, 1863 Abel Streight [US] fights a pitched battle at Day's Gap. Alabama
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
May 1, 1863 Skirmishing increased in eastern Alabama as Col. Abel Streight moved towards Rome Alabama
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
May 3, 1863 Nathan Bedford Forrest ends Abel Streight's Raid on Rome, Georgia, in heavy skirmishing at Cedar Bluffs, Alabama. Alabama
Georgia
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Raid on Rome, Georgia
August 29, 1863 The Army of the Cumberland begins the Chickamauga Campaign, heading east for passes in Lookout Mountain Alabama
Georgia
  Army of the Cumberland
  Chickamauga Campaign
October 24, 1863 General Grant, in Chattanooga, approves the plan of "Baldy" Smith to open a "Cracker Line" between Chattanooga and the railhead at Stevenson, Alabama Alabama
Tennessee
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Battles for Chattanooga
  William Farrar Smith
  Cracker Line
November 15, 1863 Moving east from the Mississippi, General William Tecumseh Sherman arrives in Stevenson, Alabama with four divisions. Sherman then confers with Grant in Chattanooga. Alabama
Tennessee
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Ulysses S. Grant
January 26, 1864 Battle of Athens Alabama
August 3, 1864
August 23, 1864
Battle of Mobile Bay Alabama
  David Farragut
  Gordon Granger
  Battle of Mobile Bay
August 3, 1864 Gordon Granger lands on Dauphin Island and invests Fort Gaines, one of two forts defending Mobile Alabama
  Gordon Granger
  Battle of Mobile Bay
August 5, 1864 18 Union ships sail past the entrance to Mobile Bay. The C. S. S. Tennessee, prize ironclad of the Confederate Navy awaited the attack. As the U. S. S. Tecumseh sinks Admiral David Farragut orders "Damn the torpedoes, go ahead." His flag vessel Hartford took the lead. The ships destroyed the Confederate fleet Alabama
  Battle of Mobile Bay
  David Farragut
August 8, 1864 Fort Gaines, at the entrance to Mobile Bay, surrenders Alabama
  Battle of Mobile Bay
August 9, 1864 Federals lay siege to Fort Morgan at Mobile Bay Alabama
  Battle of Mobile Bay
August 23, 1864 Fort Morgan, last of the Confederate forts on Mobile Bay, falls into federal hands following a spectacular barrage Alabama
  Battle of Mobile Bay
October 26, 1864 Battle of Decatur, Alabama Alabama
  John Bell Hood
  Nashville Campaign
October 28, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman, in Gaylesville, AL, decides to return to his field headquarters in Kingston, GA. rather than pursue John Bell Hood into Alabama. Alabama
Georgia
  John Bell Hood
  William Tecumseh Sherman
March 22, 1865 Major General James Wilson [US] begins a "raid" in Selma. Alabama
March 27, 1865 Battle of Spanish Fort Alabama
April 2, 1865
April 9, 1865
Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama
April 2, 1865 Battle of Selma

Wilson [US] defeats Forrest [CS]
Alabama
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
May 4, 1865 General Richard Taylor [CS] surrenders the remaining troops in Alabama and Mississippi based on an agreement signed two days earlier Mississippi
Alabama
December 2, 1865 Alabama ratifies the 13th Amendment, the 27th state to do so Alabama
  The Emancipation of Slaves
April 2, 1866 The United States declares that a state of peace exists with Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia Alabama
Georgia
Mississippi
Tennessee
South Carolina
Virginia
Florida
North Carolina
Arkansas
Louisiana
June 25, 1868 Congress passes congressional representation for North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and Louisiana over President Andrew Johnson's veto Alabama
Georgia
South Carolina
Florida
North Carolina
Louisiana
  Andrew Johnson
July 13, 1868 Alabama ratifies the 14th Amendment Alabama
  14th Amendment

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