Civil War Timeline 1864-1865

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The significant events between March 1864 and the passing of the 13TH Amendment

General Grant appointed Commander-in-Chief of all Union Armies

March, 1864

The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff

Fort Darling, Drewry’s Bluff, James River, Va. Library of Congress

May 16, 1864

May 31- June 3, 1864

Lincoln is re-nominated for President

June, 1864

General Grant bottles General Lee in Petersburg and begins siege

The battle of Petersburg Va. April 2nd 1865, Library of Congress

June 18, 1864

POW Camps, like Andersonville Prison, become death traps

June – July, 1864

Lincoln wins a second term

November, 1864

Union General William Tecumseh Sherman’s army begins their “March to the Sea”

November 15, 1864

General Lee flees Petersburg. Most of his  ragged soldiers have deserted. Petersburg and Richmond fall.

April 2, 1865

General Grant forces General Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House. Other CSA armies follow marking the end of the war.

Lee’s surrender, Library of Congress

April 9, 1865.

President Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth

April 15, 1865

Union soldiers begin to return home after the surrender. By November 4/5th (801,000) have returned home.

November, 1865

The 13th Amendment is proposed and ratified officially abolishing slavery


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