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1864 is an important year in The Vampire Diaries.



September 1stEdit

Katherine v diaries carriage

Katherine Pierce arrives in Mystic Falls

  • The beginning of the Atlanta Campfires, which Katherine uses as a cover, posing an orphaned girl who lost her parents in the fires.
  • She arrives at the Salvatore Estate shortly after this event.

September 24thEdit


Katherine and Stefan at the Founder's Ball


  • Katherine later reveals to Stefan that she is a vampire.


  • Emily uses the power of the comet that was passing over her head, to place a spell that would protect Katherine, if something is to happen to her.
  • It is later revealed that Emily sealed the tomb bellow Fell's Church in order to protect all vampires.
  • We later find out that Katherine made a deal with George Lockwood for her get-away from the church.

Late 1864Edit

The Battle of Willow CreekEdit

  • On this day it is planned that the vampire round up of Mystic Falls is to commence, and will be covered as a casualty of the war.
  • Stefan and his father have a conversation. Giuseppe spikes his son’s drink with vervain.
  • After drinking Stefan ’s blood, Katherine is weakened by the vervain and falls into capture.
  • Damon makes a bargain with Emily and swears that he will protect her descendants if he protects Katherine.
  • Emily seals the tomb underneath the church.
  • Both Stefan and Damon are killed by their own father (Giuseppe Salvatore), while trying to free Katherine from a carriage that was taking her to Fell’s Church, which the founding families wanted to burn.
  • George Lockwood frees Katherine form the church, and in exchange she gives him the Moonstone.
  • Both swear to take each other’s secrets to the grave. Before running to her carriage Katherine kisses Stefan ’s dead body.

The day after the battleEdit


katherine in 1864

  • Stefan and Damon enter transition as vampiresEmily Bennett gives them the Lapis Lazuli day-walking rings.
  • Stefan visits his father to say good-bye. He does not want to complete transition. But Giuseppe does not understand, and thinking his son is already a vampire tries to kill him. He is hurt in the process, and Stefan is not able to resist the bloodlust, and drinks his father's blood, thus completing his transition.
  • At the end of the day, Stefan convinces Damon to drink blood, becoming himself a vampire, and after this Damon swears an eternity of misery to his brother.

Shortly afterEdit


  • Johnathan Gilbert keeps researching vampires.
  • In one of this journals he lists the ways to kill an original. "The wood from one tree and one tree alone, an ancient white oak would bring death to an Original vampire.
  • When the tree burned, all hope was thought lost...But the ash from the tree was saved and witches forged a dagger to which the ash could be bonded. This alchemic bond provides the necessary poison.
  • It must be brandished by humans alone, for it will bring death to all demons who wield it."



  • According to Vanessa Monroe, she tracked Katherine coming to Mystic Falls in early April, but in the timeline it says she arrived in September. She may have arrived in Mystic Falls in April, but didn't go to live with the Salvatores until September.
  • According to Giuseppe Salvatore's grave, it says that he died in January 1864, but according to this it was in the late 1864.

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