Timeline of Boston and Dorchester During the Civil War

The following is a timeline of the Civil War with respect to Boston and Dorchester. It discusses events leading up to the war, such as the abolitionist movement in Boston, and the city’s role during the conflict. The contributions of Dorchester’s citizens are also explored with Benjamin Stone, Jr, who commanded the 11th Massachusetts Regiment’s company K. In addition, major battles and turning points during the Civil War are included.