From Ohio History Central
→American Civil War: 1860-1865
*1862: [[Lincoln, Abraham | 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: [[Morgan's Raid]]. Confederate Brigadier General [[John Hunt Morgan]] led troops on a daring raid across southern Ohio.
*1863: [[Battle of Buffington Island]],the only [[Civil War]] battle fought on Ohio soil.
*1864: [[Lincoln, Abraham | 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.
*1864: Sherman led his troops on his "[[March to the Sea]]" from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia.
*1864-1865: [[Ulysses S. Grant]] led the [[Army of the Potomac]] in pursuit of Robert E. Lee's forces during the [[Wilderness Campaign]].