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January 29th - Kansas becomes the thirty fourth state and enters the Union as a free state in Episode Seven November 8, Abraham Lincoln is re-elected to a second term winning more than 55 percent of the popular vote. Within a few months several other states including Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Alabama, and Louisiana would also leave the Union. South Carolina and Georgia delegates threatened that their states would not join the new Union being planned and won concessions that the slave trade could could not be restricted for 20 years. Lee, in an attempt to bring the Southern cause to the North, invades Pennsylvania but is routed by the Union army. Click for full Census detail. McClellan is not impressed, saying Lee is "likely to be timid and irresolute in action. Union Blockade April 19, - Abraham Lincoln announces the Union Blockade where the Union Navy will attempt to keep supplies from entering or leaving the Confederacy. Jun 1, Robert E. Once again the Union Army retreats to Washington. The wealthy take advantage of a three hundred dollar exemption fee to avoid serving. August - Slave Gabriel Prosser leads a group of armed slaves in rebellion.

Missouri becomes the twenty fourth state and enters the Union as a slave state. November 8, Abraham Lincoln is reelected president of the United States. Jan 19, Georgia secedes from the Union. August September 1, Battle of Jonesborough, Georgia.

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December Iowa becomes the twenty ninth state and enters the Union as a free state in July 4, - Lincoln, in a speech to Congress, states the war is The ensuing Union withdrawal turned into a rout with many soldiers drowning while trying to re-cross the icy waters of the Potomac River.

August 21, Sacking of Lawrence, Kansas. The tariffs are designed to support American industry and in that way are successful greatly benefiting the northern industrial economy, however the tariffs are damaging to the southern agricultural economy.

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Episode One John Brown is executed for treason against the state of Virginia after his unsuccessful attempt to incite a slave uprising at Harpers Ferry. By some strange operation of magic I seem to have become the power of the land.

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At Savannah, his troops will take Fort McAllister and force Confederate defenders to evacuate the city. December - Texas becomes the twenty eighth state and enters the Union as a slave state in Gettysburg July , - The tide of war turns against the South as the Confederates are defeated at the Battle of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. Hood's second effort to throw back Union forces under Sherman brings him heavy casualties with no positive results. This begins the Bloody Kansas period with duplicate constitutional conventions, separate elections and constant and violent attacks. July 20, Battle of Peachtree Creek, Georgia, the first major battle around the city of Atlanta. After weeks of maneuvering and battles, Sherman's Army of the Cumberland and Army of the Tennessee smash headlong into Johnston's carefully planned defenses at Big and Little Kennesaw. July 9, Battle of Monocacy, Maryland.

Relentless and bloody Union attacks fail to dislodge Lee's army from its strong line of defensive works northeast of Richmond.

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Timeline of the American Civil War