Timeline - 1860 and Before
1607 - The first permanent English colony is established at
1776 - America throws off it's British rule and becomes the United States
1807 - January 19 - The future General of the Confederate army, Robert
E. Lee, is born.
1822 - April 27 - The future General of the Union army, Ulysses
S. Grant, is born in Point Pleasant Ohio.
1824 - Janurary 21 - Thomas "Stonewall"
Jackson is born in Clarksburg, Virginia (Presently West Virginia)
1860 - November 6 - Abraham Lincoln is
elected the sixteenth president of the United States of America.
1860 - December 20 - The United States of America loses it's first of eleven
states to secession, South Carolina.