Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Education, Remembrance and Preservation

1865

January 



January 31, 1865 - Congress approves 13
th Amendment abolishing slavery.
February 



February 3, 1865 - President Lincoln meets CSA delegation including VP Alexander Stephens at Hampton Roads and discuss peace.
March 



March 3, 1865 - Freedman’s Bureau is founded to aid former slaves.
March 4, 1865 - President Lincoln is inaugurated for his second term with Andrew Johnson as Vice President.
Inaugural Address
March 25, 1865 - General Lee’s final attack at Petersburg.
April 



April 2, 1865 - Grant breaks through Lee’s Petersburg line.
April 2, 1865 - General Ambrose P. Hill killed.
April 2, 1865 - Richmond evacuated.
April 3, 1865 - Union troops take over Richmond.
April 4, 1865 - President Lincoln tours Richmond
April 4, 1865 - President Davis delivers a
speech in Danville, Virginia
April 9, 1865 - General Lee surrenders to General Grant at Appomattox Court House.
April 10, 1865 - Celebrations begin in Washington City.
April 11, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln’s
last public speech.
April 11, 1865 - General Lee issues his
General Orders No. 9
April 14, 1865 - The “Stars and Stripes” is raised over Fort Sumter.
April 14, 1865 - President Lincoln shot at Fords Theater.
April 15, 1865 - President Lincoln dies and Vice President Andrew Johnson assumes presidency.
April 16, 1865 -
John Stoneman writes of the assassination to his wife.
April 18, 1865 - General Johnston surrenders to General Sherman near Durham NC, effectively ending the Civil War.
April 19, 1865 - Funeral procession in Washington City.
April 26, 1865 - John Wilkes Booth killed.
April 1865 -
Frederick Douglass delivers a major speech "What The Black Man Wants"
May 



May 4, 1865 - President Lincoln laid to rest in Oak Ridge Cemetery near Springfield Illinois.
May 23-24, 1865 - Victory parade in Washington City.