Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail Presents America's Civil War


Blue and Gray Trail
Civil War Encyclopedia
Civil War in Georgia
On the Blue and Gray Trail
Civil War by state
Today in the Civil War
This year in the Civil War
Battles
Images
Places
Feature Stories
Links
Search


Civil War Timeline / Chronology for 1848

<<Previous year    Next year>>
Civil War Navidater
Century000's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1800's 1810's 1820's 1830's 1840's 1850's 1860's 1870's 1880's 1890's
Year1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849
January 24, 1848 Discovery of gold at Sutters Mill in California California
  Compromise of 1850
February 2, 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo signed, ending the Mexican-American War
  Mexican American War
May 22, 1848
May 25, 1848
In a convention in Baltimore, Maryland, Democrats nominate Lewis Cass for President and William Butler for Vice President Maryland
  Election of 1848
  Democratic Party
May 29, 1848 Wisconsin enters the United States a free state and evens the slave-free balance in the Senate at 15-15 Wisconsin
June 7, 1848
June 9, 1848
Whigs meet in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Nominees included Zachary Taylor, Henry Clay, Daniel Webster and Winfield Scott. Taylor wins the nomination on the fourth ballot Pennsylvania
  Daniel Webster
  Henry Clay
  Winfield Scott
  Zachary Taylor
  Election of 1848
June 21, 1848 The Ohio Mass Free Territory Convention dissolves the Liberty Party and agrees to join a Freesoil Convention in Buffalo. Ohio
  Election of 1848
June 22, 1848 The "Independent Democratic Convention" is held in Utica, New York, and consists mostly of Barnburners. They nominate Martin Van Buren as candidate for President New York
  Election of 1848
  Democratic Party
August 9, 1848
August 10, 1848
The Free-Soil party is formed by dissatisfied Democrats and former Liberty Party members at a convention in Buffalo, N. Y. with delegates from all free states and Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. They nominate Martin Van Buren for President and Charles Francis Adams for Vice-President.
  Free-Soil Party
  Charles Sumner
  Election of 1848
  Martin Van Buren
  Salmon P. Chase
November 7, 1848 Zachary Taylor (Whig) defeats Lewis Cass (Democrat) and Martin Van Buren (Freesoil) in the Presidential Election of 1848
  Zachary Taylor
  Martin Van Buren
  Election of 1848
  Democratic Party
December 11, 1848 Stephen Douglas introduces a bill in the Senate calling for the formation of the Mexican cessions into a single state.
  Stephen A. Douglas
December 13, 1848 A bill introduced in the House calls for the admission of California and New Mexico as free states. California
December 21, 1848 Representative Daniel Gott, a New York Whig, offers a resolution condemning the slave trade in Washington D. C. The resolution passes 98-88.
  Washington D. C.

Civil War Navidater
Century000's 1700's 1800's 1900's 2000's
Decade1800's 1810's 1820's 1830's 1840's 1850's 1860's 1870's 1880's 1890's
Year1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849

The best search in Civil War History
Ancestry Magazine

The Blue and Gray Trail | The Civil War in Georgia | On the Blue and Gray Trail
Battles | Places | Events by year | Events by date | Feature Stories |
Bookstore | Links | Who We Are |