From Ohio History Central
→American Civil War: 1860-1865
*1861: The [[Ohio Statehouse]] completed.
*1862: [[President Lincoln]] issued the [[Emancipation Proclamation]].
*1863: Following a six-week siege, Confederate forces surrendered [[Vicksburg]] to Federal troops led by Ohioan [[Ulysses S. Grant]].
*1863: [[Battle of Buffington Island]],the only [[Civil War]] battle fought on Ohio soil.
*1864: [[President Lincoln]] promoted [[Ulysses S. Grant]] to supreme commander of all Union forces.
*1864: Union forces under the leadership of Ohioan [[William T. Sherman]] captured Atlanta.