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The Civil War in Illinois
1860 Republican Convention
March 15, 1830 Abraham Lincoln moves to Macon County, Illinois, about 10 miles south of Decatur Indiana
Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
March 9, 1832 Abraham Lincoln announces his candidacy for the Illinois House Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
April 5, 1832 Claiming to want to raise corn 2,000 Blackhawk Indians, including women and children, cross the Mississippi into Illinois. Illinois
June 25, 1832 Battle of Kellogg's Grove (Blackhawk War) Illinois
July 10, 1832 Lincoln's militia unit is mustered out, ending his involvement in the Blackhawk War Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
August 6, 1832 Abraham Lincoln is defeated in a run for the Illinois House Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
August 4, 1834 Abraham Lincoln elected to the Illinois House Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
August 22, 1839 Benjamin Lundy dies, Lowell, Illinois Illinois
  Benjamin Lundy
June 15, 1858 Abraham Lincoln makes his "House Divided" speech before the Illinois Republican Convention to kick off his senatorial run against Stephen Douglas Illinois
  A House Divided [Full Text]
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
  Republican Party
August 21, 1858 First of seven Lincoln-Douglas debates Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
August 27, 1858 Second Lincoln-Douglas debate, Freeport, Illinois Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
September 15, 1858 Third Lincoln-Douglas debate Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
September 18, 1858 Fourth Lincoln-Douglas debate, Charleston, Illinois Illinois
  Abraham Lincoln
  Stephen A. Douglas
October 7, 1858 Fifth Lincoln-Douglas debate, Galesburg, Illinois Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
October 13, 1858 Sixth Lincoln-Douglas debate, Quincy, Illinois Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
October 15, 1858 Seventh Lincoln-Douglas debate, Alton, Illinois Illinois
  Stephen A. Douglas
  Abraham Lincoln
May 16, 1860
May 18, 1860
Republican Convention is held in Chicago, Illinois. William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase and Abraham Lincoln of Illinois are the leading contenders from a field of 12 candidates. Lincoln wins on the third ballot. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, an outspoken, long-time abolitionist is chosen for vice-president. Illinois
  The Election of 1860
  Salmon P. Chase
  1860 Republican Convention
  Abraham Lincoln
  William Seward
  Republican Party
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
April 25, 1861 In a daring nighttime operation Illinois troops steam from Alton to St. Louis and remove 10,000 muskets with the help of federal troops in the armory Missouri
Illinois
August 28, 1861 Ulysses S. Grant is given command of federal forces in Southern Illinois and Southeastern Missouri Missouri
Illinois
  Ulysses S. Grant
June 1, 1863 Ambrose Burnside orders the Chicago Times to close because of the paper's anti-Lincoln rhetoric. Illinois
  Ambrose Burnside
January 15, 1867 Illinois ratifies the 14th Amendment Illinois
  14th Amendment
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