This page is a timeline of the Civil War, with the Trent Affair being a turning point in the war.
The Civil War (1861-1867)Edit
March 4th, 1861: The 16th President of the United States of America, Abraham Lincoln, is inaugurated. 11 states secede from the Union.
March 7th, 1861: The Confederacy, as the seceded states call themselves, declares war on America. America retaliates, and domin ates the war, until November 8th, 1861.
November 8th, 1861: Capt. Charles Wilkes of the USS San Jacinto captures the mail steamer Trent off the coast of Cuba. He detains the two men on board, James Mason and John Slidell, who were Confederate diplomats attempting to get recognition from Britain and France. Americans celebrate, and Congress and Lincoln give Wilkes their official thanks.
The following weeks: Britain, saying the detainment of the two Confederate diplomats is a violation of international law, threatens war if America does not release the two men. Britain mobilizes troops into Canada. Russia, a newfound ally of America, moves its warships into American ports. Lincoln refuses to release the diplomats, and Britain declares war on America and Russia. America declares war on Britain, Russia declares war on Britain and the Confederacy, and the Confederacy declares war on Russia.
1862-5: Britain attacks the Union through Canada, and occupies Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine quickly. America holds onto its other states, and bloody fights break out around the border, particularly in Michigan. America and Russia send warships to the British Isles, including the new ironclads, the Liberty & the Oppurtunity. The Confederacy, noticing the Union's distraction, slams into the border with all of its troops. America slowly loses ground.
1866-7: By now, America has been reduced to Maryland, Pennnsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Canada now includes all of New England, and the Confederacy now includes Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland (The government was forced to relocate to Philadelphia), and portions of Missouri. Northern Michigan has become the Federation of the North, and Southern Michigan has become the Communist Federation of Michigan. California, Oregon, the Washington, Nevada, & Alaska territories, as well as the coast of British Columbia become the Republic of Heiltsuk, and all the other states have become the Democratic Republic of St. Peter, also known as the Second American Republic, and Mexico has quietly claimed the leftover territories. As Robert E. Lee's army surrounds Philadelphia, Lincoln agrees to negotiations. It takes over a year to agree, but all the lands occupied by each country were to stay to that country.
After the WarEdit
1868: Lincoln formally recognizes Heiltsuk, SAR, and the North, but refuses to recognize the Confederacy or Michigan. Lincoln states that the Confederacy will be recognized when they abolish slavery, and does not believe in Communism.
1869: President John Lockwell is inaugurated, and starts a series of uninfluential presidents. Prime Minister Itou of Heitsuk introduces a regime of vigourous expansion. He quickly occupies the rest of Alaska, the New Mexico territory, and Baja California. Mexico declares war, which lasts 2 weeks, and ends with Heitsuk declaring Mexico its soveriegn territory. It is quickly divided up into 6 provinces: Baja, Chihuahua, Yucatan, Guerrero, and Zacatecas.
1871: Massive floods in Los Angeles, Heitsuk's capital. It is moved to San Diego.
1872-6: Heitsuk takes Hawaii, the Phillipines, and New Zealand. Spain protests; Heitsuk takes Spain. Britain, France, Russia, the North American countries, and other nations start mobilizing their forces, fearing an attack.
1877-99: Time of peace throughout North America.