Key dates of the Civil War

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Nov. 6, 1860: Lincoln is elected president

Dec. 20, 1860: South Carolina secedes.

Feb. 9, 1861: Confederate government is formed.

March 4, 1861: Lincoln is sworn in as president

March 6: Confederate Congress authoritizes establishment of an army.

April 12, 1861: The Civil War begins with the attack on Fort Sumter.

April 15, 1861: Lincoln calls for 75,000 troops. Robert E. Lee is offered command and refuses.

April 18, 1861: 1860 Presidential candidate John Bell calls on Tennesseans to maintain an armed neutrality.

April 23, 1861: John Bell announces he will stand by the Southern states.

May 6, 1861: Tennessee General Assembly votes to put a motion to secede from the Union before voters.

May 1861: Joseph B. Palmer forms a regiment of troops from Rutherford County. By May 24th, the unit is sworn into service at Camp Trousdale.

June 8, 1861: Secession referendum passes 104, 471 to 47.183.

Sept. 18, 1861: The 18th Tennessee Infantry is ordered to active duty at Bowling Green, Ky.
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November 05, 2006 at 6:00pm
"Where The American Civil War Began

Decades of growing strife between North and South erupted in civil war on April 12, 1861, when Confederate artillery opened fire on this Federal fort in Charleston Harbor. Fort Sumter surrendered 34 hours later. Union forces would try for nearly four years to take it back. " It is a great place to visiti too! I like to saty on Folly Island.
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