A Couple other events that lead up to the civil war were The 1820 Missouri Compromise, 1831 Nat Turner's Rebellion, The Compromise of 1850, 1854-1861 Bleeding Kansas, 1860 Abraham Lincoln's election, and 1861 The Battle of Fort Sumter.
One of the secession events were the Supreme Court decision that angered Northern anti-slavery forces and escalated tensions leading to secession and war.
The main causes of the Civil War were unfair taxation, states' rights, and the slavery issue. Many Southerners were upset about these issues so they listed these for war.
Seccession Events and Causes of the Civil war
It was fought on July 21, 1861.
It was the peak of an offensive campaign carried bys Army of Northern Virginia against Union Maj. Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia, and a battle of much larger scale and numbers than the First Battle of Bull Run on the same ground.
Battle of the Second Bull Run
Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was involved in this battle'
It was fought from April 30, 1863 - May 6, 1863
The Battle of Chancellorsville was a major battle of the American Civil War, and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville Campaign. This battle is widely considered to be Confederate General Robert E. Lee's greatest victory during the American Civil War.
Robert E. Lee was the winning Confederate General in this battle.
Battle of Chancellorsville
The Battle of Chancellorsville was fought in Spotsylvania, Virginia, near the village of Chancellorsville.
Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, surrendered his blockaded Confederate forces to Ulysses S. Grant and the Union Army. Lee's army, after the fall of Richmond and Petersburg, had been attempting to escape to the west so that he could link up with another Confederate army under Joseph E. Johnston. Unfortunately for the Army of Northern Virginia, the fast moving Union Army of the Potomac positioned itself to cut off Lee's mess of an army as it moved towards Lynchburg, Virginia.
This occured on April 9, 1865
Surrender at Appomattox & Terms of Surrender
Although the Union army required that soldiers be at least 18 years old, many of the soldiers were under 18. Young boys often joined the army as drummer boys or bugle boys. They also helped to do chores around the army campsites. Officially these young boys didn't fight, but once a battle began many entered the fighting. One ten year old boy named Johnny Clem became famous when he put down his drum during the Battle of Shiloh, picked up a gun, and shot a colonel of the Confederate army.
With so many men gone to war, women had to take up new jobs. They worked the fields on farms and at factories producing goods for the armies. Some women served as nurses in the army, helping wounded soldiers recover. Women had to work very hard to provide for their families. Often not only their husbands were at war, but also their older sons and fathers.
Many poor men thought that fighting in the army was an opportunity for adventure and excitement. This seemed much better than the drudgery of the hard work of everyday life. They soon found out that war was both boring and terrifying.
Life during the Civil War
When the Civil War started, living conditions became even more difficult for the average American. Many of the men joined the army or were drafted. The women were left at home to work the farm or to find jobs and support the family on their own.