Civil War

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1860

  • November 6 - Abraham Lincoln elected President. Slave states call conventions to consider secession.
  • December 20 - South Carolina secedes from the Union. Within the next six weeks, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Florida, Louisiana and Georgia follow suit.
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1861

  • February 4 - Seceded states hold convention in Montgomery, Alabama.
  • February 8 - Constitution of Confederate States of America adopted.
  • February 9 - Jefferson Davis is Confederacy's first President.
  • February 18 - Inauguration of Jefferson Davis.
  • March 4 - Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.
  • April 8 - Union fleet departs New York to resupply Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
  • April 12 - Fort Sumter attacked by Confederates.
  • April 13 - Fort Sumter surrenders.
  • April 15 - Lincoln calls for 75,000 militiamen and a special session of Congress for July 4. Robert E. Lee declines command of Union Army.
  • April 17 - Virginia secedes. North Carolina, Arkansas and Tennessee follows within 5 weeks. General Lee resigns from U.S. Army and accepts command of Virginia forces.
  • April 19 - President Lincoln issues Proclamation of Blockade against Confederate ports.
  • May 18-19 - Battle of Sewell's Point, VA.
  • May 29-June 1 - Battle of Aquia Creek, VA.
  • June 3 - Battle of Philippi, WV.
  • June 10 - Battle of Big Bethel, VA.
  • June 17 - Battle of Booneville, MO
  • July 4 - President Lincoln addresses Congress. Congress authorizes a call for 500,000 soldiers.
  • July 5 - Battle of Carthage, MO
  • July 11 - Battle of Rich Mountain, WV.
  • July 18 - Battle of Blackburn's Ford, VA.
  • July 21 - First Battle of Manassas, VA.
  • July 27 - President Lincoln replaces General Irvin McDowell as Commander of the Dept. of the Potomac with George B. McClellan.
  • August 10 - Battle of Wilsons Creek, MO.
  • August 26 - Battle of Kessler's Cross Lanes, WV.
  • August 28-29 - Battle of Hatteras Inlet Batteries, NC.
  • September 2 - Battle of Dry Wood Creek, MO.
  • September 10 - Battle of Carnifex Ferry, WV
  • September 12-15 - Battle of Cheat Mountain, WV.
  • September 11 - General John C. Fremont's unauthorized proclamation of emancipation voided by President Lincoln.
  • September 13-20 - First Battle of Lexington, MO.
  • September 17 - Battle of Liberty, MO.
  • September 19 - Battle of Barbourville, KY.
  • October 3 - Battle of Greenbrier River, WV.
  • October 9 - Battle of Santa Rosa Island, FL.
  • October 21 - Battle of Camp Wildcat, KY; Battle of Fredericktown, MO; Battle of Ball's Bluff, VA.
  • October 25 - First Battle of Springfield, MO.
  • November 1 - President Lincoln names McClellan commander of all Union forces.
  • November 7 - Battle of Belmont, MO.
  • November 8 - Union Navy seizes two Confederate officials enroute to Britain. Britain demands their release and threatens war. President Lincoln eventually orders their release.
  • November 8-9 - Battle of Ivy Mountain, KY.
  • November 19 - Battle of Round Mountain, OK.
  • December 9 - Battle of Chusto-Talasah, OK.
  • December 13 - Battle of CAmp Allegheny, WV.
  • December 17 - Battle of Rowlett's Station, OK.
  • December 20 - Battle of Dranesville, VA.
  • December 26 - Battle of Chustenahlah, OK.
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1862

  • January 3 - Battle of Cockpit Point, VA.
  • January 5-6 - Battle of Hancock, MD.
  • January 8 - Battle of Roan's Tan Yard, MO.
  • January 10 - Battle of Middle Creek, KY.
  • January 19 - Battle of Mill Springs, KY.
  • January 31 - General War Order No. 1, calling for a general advance by all Union forces by February 22, is issued by President Lincoln.
  • February 6 - Ulysses S. Grant captures Fort Henry, Tennessee for the Union. Battle of Fort Henry, TN.
  • February 7-8 - Battle of Roanoake Island, NC.
  • February 11-16 - Battle of Fort Donelson, TN.
  • February 20-21 - Battle of Valverde, NM.
  • February 22 - Jefferson Davis inaugurated President of the Confederacy for a six-year term.
  • February 25 - Union forces capture Nashville.
  • February 28 - Battle of New Madrid/Island #10, MO.
  • March 6-8 - Battle of Pea Ridge, AR.
  • March 8-9 - Two Union wooden ships sunk by Confederate Merrimac which then battles Union Monitor to a draw in battle of Hampton Roads, VA.
  • March 14 - Battle of New Berne, NC.
  • March 23 - First Battle of Kernstown, VA.
  • March 23-Arpil 26 - Battle of Fort Macon, NC.
  • March 26-28 - Battle of Glorieta Pass, NM.
  • March - President Lincoln temporarily takes direct command of Union forces.
  • April 5-May 4 - Battle of Yorktown, VA.
  • April 6-7 - Battle of Shiloh, TN.
  • April 10-11 - Battle of Fort Pulaski, GA.
  • April 16 - Conscription enacted by Confederacy.
  • April 16-28 - Battle of Forts Jackson and St. Philip, LA.
  • April 19 - Battle of South Mills, NC.
  • April 25 - Union navy takes New Orleans.
  • April 29-June 10 - Battle of Corinth, MS.
  • May 5 - Battle of Williamsburg, VA.
  • May 7 - Battle of Eltham's Landing, VA.
  • May 8 - Battle of McDowell, VA.
  • May 15 - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA.
  • May 23 - Battle of Front Royal, VA.
  • May 25 - First Battle of Winchester, VA.
  • May 27 - Battle of Hanover Court House, VA.
  • May 31-June 1 - Battle of Seven Pines, VA.
  • June 1 - Robert E. Lee takes command of the Army of Northern Virginia.
  • June 5 - Battle of Tranter's Creek, NC.
  • June 6 - Battle of Memphis, TN.
  • June 7-8 - Battle of Chattanooga, TN.
  • June 8 - Battle of Cross Keys, VA.
  • June 9 - Battle of Port Republic, VA.
  • June 16 - Battle of Secessionville, SC.
  • June 17 - Battle of St. Charles, AR.
  • June 25 - Battle of Oak Grove, VA.
  • June 25-July 1 - Union forces driven away from Richmond during Seven Days Battles.
  • June 26 - Battle of Beaver Dam Creek, VA.
  • June 27 - Battle of Gaines' Mill, VA.
  • June 27-28 - Battle of Garnett's and Golding's Farms, VA.
  • June 29 - Battle of Savage's Station, VA.
  • June 30 - Battles of Glendale and White Oak Swamp, VA.
  • June 30-July 1 - Battle of Tampa, FL.
  • July 1 - Battle of Malvern Hill, VA.
  • July 2 - Battle of Hoke's Run, WV.
  • July 7 - Battle of Hill's Plantation, AR.
  • July 11 - President Lincoln hands over command of Union forces to General Henry W. Halleck.
  • July 13 - Battle of Murfreesboro, TN.
  • August 5 - Battle of Baton Rouge, LA.
  • August 6-9 - Battle of Kirksville, MO.
  • August 9 - First Battle of Donaldsonville, LA; Battle of Cedar Mountain, VA.
  • August 11 - First Battle of Independence, MO.
  • August 15-16 - Battle of Lone Jack, MO.
  • August 20-22 - Battle of Fort Ridgely, MN.
  • August 22-25 - First Battle of Rappahannock Station, VA.
  • August 25-27 - Manassas Stations Operations, VA.
  • August 28 - Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, VA.
  • August 29-30 - Second Battle of Manassas, VA; Battle of Richmond, KY.
  • September 1 - Battle of Chantilly, VA.
  • September 4 - Robert E. Lee invades Maryland, heading for Harpers Ferry. Union Army pursues.
  • September 12-15 - Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV.
  • September 14 - Battle of South Mountain, MD.
  • September 14-17 - Battle of Munfordville, KY.
  • September 16-18 - Battle of Antietam.
  • September 19 - Battle of Iuka, MS.
  • September 19-20 - Battle of Shepherdstown, WV.
  • September 22 - President Lincoln issues preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
  • September 23 - Battle of Wood Lake, MN.
  • September 24-25 - First Battle of Sabine Pass, TX.
  • September 30 - First Battle of Newtonia, MO.
  • October - President Lincoln visits General McClellan at Antietam.
  • October 1-2 - Battle of St. John's Bluff, FL.
  • October 3-4 - Second Battle of Corinth, MS.
  • October 4 - Battle of Galveston, TX.
  • October 5 - Battle of Hatchie's Bridge, TN.
  • October 8 - Battle of Perryville, KY.
  • October 22 - Battle of Old Fort Wayne, OK.
  • October 27 - Battle of Georgia Landing, LA.
  • November 7 - President Lincoln names General Ambrose E. Burnside to replace McClellan as Army of Potomac commander. Battle of Clark's Mill, MO.
  • November 28 - Battle of Cane Hill, AR.
  • December 7 - Battle of Prairie Grove, AR; Battle of Hartsville, TN.
  • December 11-15 - First Battle of Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.
  • December 14 - Battle of Kinston, NC.
  • December 16 - Battle of White Hall, NC.
  • December 17 - Battle of Goldsborough Bridge, NC.
  • December 19 - Battle of Jackson, TN.
  • December 26-29 - Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, MS.
  • December 31 - Battle of Parker's Crossroads, TN.
  • December 31-January 2 - Battle of Stones River, TN.
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1863

  • January 1 - Lincoln issues final Emancipation Proclamation. Second Battle of Galveston, TX.
  • January 8 - Second Battle of Springfield, MO.
  • January 9-11 - Battle of Arkansas Post, AR; Battle of Hartville, MO.
  • January 25 - General Burnside replaced as Commander of the Army of the Potomac by General Joseph Hooker.
  • January 29 - General Grant placed in command of the Army of the West and ordered to capture Vicksburg. Battle of Bear River, ID.
  • February 3 - Battle of Dover, TN.
  • March 3 - Union enacts the draft. First Battle of Fort McAllister, GA.
  • March 5 - Battle of Thompson's Station, TN.
  • March 13-15 - Battle of Fort Anderson, NC.
  • March 17 - Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA.
  • March 20 - Battle of Vaught's Mill, TN.
  • March 25 - Battle of Brentwood, TN.
  • March 30-April 20 - Battle of Washington, NC.
  • April 7 - First Battle of Charleston Harbor, SC.
  • April 10 - Battle of Franklin, TN.
  • April 11-May 4 - Battle of Suffolk/Hill's Point, VA.
  • April 12-13 - Battle of Fort Bisland, LA.
  • April 13-15 - Battle of Suffolk/Norfleet House Battery, VA.
  • April 14 - Battle of Irish Bend, LA.
  • April 17 - Battle of Vermillion Bayou, LA.
  • April 26 - Battle of Cape Girardeau, MO.
  • April 29 - Battle of Grand Gulf, MS.
  • April 29-May 1 - Battle of Snyder's Bluff, MS.
  • April 30 - Battle of Day's Gap, AL.
  • April 30-May 6 - Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.
  • May 1 - Battle of Port Gibson, MS.
  • May 3 - Battle of Second Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.
  • May 3-4 - Battle of Salem Church, VA.
  • May 10 - Confederate General Stonewall Jackson dies.
  • May 12 - Battle of Raymond, MS.
  • May 14 - Battle of Jackson, MS.
  • May 15 - Confederacy approves General Lee's plan to invade Pennsylvania.
  • May 16 - Battle of Champion Hill, MS.
  • May 17 - Battle of Big Black River Bridge, MS.
  • May 18-July 4 - Siege of Vicksburg, MS.
  • May 21 - Battle of Plains Store, LA.
  • May 21-July 9 - Battle of Port Hudson, LA.
  • June 6 - Lee's army moves north to invade Pennsylvania.
  • June 7 - Battle of Milliken's Bend, LA.
  • June 9 - Battle of Brandy Station, VA.
  • June 13 - Second Battle of Winchester, VA.
  • June 16 - Confederate units cross the Potomac.
  • June 17 - Battle of Aldie, VA.
  • June 17-19 - Battle of Middleburg, VA.
  • June 20-21 - Battle of LaFourche Crossing, LA.
  • June 21 - Battle of Upperville, VA.
  • June 24-26 - Battle of Hoover's Gap, TN.
  • June 25 - Jeb Stuart's cavalry raids in rear of Union army.
  • June 28 - George G. Meade replaces Joseph Hooker as commander of the Army of the Potomac. Second Battle of Donaldsonville, LA.
  • June 29-30 - Battle of Goodrich's Landing, LA.
  • June 30 - Battle of Hanover, PA.
  • July 1-2 - Battle of Cabin Creek, OK.
  • July 1-3 - Battle of Gettysburg, PA.
  • July 4 - Confederates retreat to Virginia; Vicksburg surrenders to Union Army. Battle of Helena, AR.
  • July 6-16 - Battle of Williamsport, MD.
  • July 8 - Battle of Boonsboro, MD.
  • July 9 - Battle of Corydon, IN.
  • July 10-11 - First Battle of Fort Wagner, SC.
  • July 12-13 - Battle of Kock's Plantation, LA.
  • July 13-16 - New York City draft riots.
  • July 16 - Battle of Grimball's Landing, SC.
  • July 17 - Battle of Honey Springs, OK.
  • July 18-September 7 - Second Union assault on Fort Wagner, SC.
  • July 19 - Battle of Buffington Island, OH.
  • July 23 - Battle of Manassas Gap, VA.
  • July 24-25 - Battle of Big Mound, ND.
  • July 26 - Battle of Salineville, OH; Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake, ND.
  • July 28 - Battle of Stony Lake, ND.
  • August 10 - President Lincoln meets with abolitionist Fredrick Douglass.
  • August 17-23 - Federal bombardment of Fort Sumter.
  • August 21 - Pro-Confederate William C. Quantrill's raiders slaughter 182 men and boys in Lawrence, Kansas. Battle of Chattanooga, TN.
  • September 1 - Battle of Devil's Backbone, AR.
  • September 3-5 - Battle of Whitestone Hill, ND.
  • September 7-8 - Federal storming party repulsed at Fort Sumter.
  • September 8 - Second Battle of Sabine Pass, TX.
  • September 10 - Battle of Bayou Fourche, AR.
  • September 18-20 - Battle of Chickamauga, GA.
  • September 22 - Battle of Blountsville, TN.
  • September 29 - Battle of Stirling's Plantation, LA.
  • October 6 - Battle of Baxter Springs, KS.
  • October 10 - Battle of Blue Springs, TN.
  • October 13 - Battle of Auburn, VA.
  • October 15 - Second Battle of Auburn, VA; Battle of Bristoe Station, VA.
  • October 16 - President Lincoln appoints General Grant commander of all Union operations in Western Theater.
  • October 16-18 - Battle of Fort Brooke, FL.
  • October 19 - Battle of Buckland Mills, VA.
  • October 25 - Battle of Pine Bluff, AR.
  • October 28-29 - Battle of Wauhatchie, TN.
  • November 3 - Battle of Collierville, TN.
  • November 6 - Battle of Droop Mountain, WV.
  • November 7 - Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, VA.
  • November 16 - Battle of Campbell's Station, TN.
  • November 19 - Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
  • November 23-25 - Battle of Chattanooga, TN.
  • November 23-December 2 - Battle of Mine Run, VA.
  • November 27 - Battle of Ringgold Gap, GA.
  • November 29 - Battle of Fort Sanders, TN.
  • December 14 - Battle of Bean's Station, TN.
  • December 29 - Battle of Mossy Creek, TN.
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1864

  • January 17 - Battle of Dandridge, TN.
  • January 26 - Battle of Athens, AL.
  • January 27 - Battle of Fair Garden, TN.
  • February 6-7 - Battle of Morton's Ford, VA.
  • February 13 - Battle of Middle Boggy Depot, OK.
  • February 14-20 - Battle of Meridian, MS.
  • February 20 - Battle of Olustee, FL.
  • February 22 - Battle of Okolona, MS.
  • February 22-27 - First Battle of Dalton, GA.
  • March 2 - Battle of Walkerton, VA.
  • March 9 - General Grant named commander of all Union armies. General Sherman replaces Grant in the west.
  • March 14 - Battle of Fort DeRussy, LA.
  • March 25 - Battle of Paducah, KY.
  • April 3-4 - Battle of Elkin's Ferry, AR.
  • April 8 - Battle of Mansfield, LA.
  • April 9 - Battle of Pleasant Hill, LA.
  • April 9-13 - Battle of Prairie D'Ane, AR.
  • April 12 - Battle of Fort Pillow, TN.
  • April 12-13 - Battle of Blair's Landing, LA.
  • April 17-20 - Battle of Plymouth, NC.
  • April 18 - Battle of Poison Spring, AR.
  • April 23 - Battle of Monett's Ferry, LA.
  • April 25 - Battle of Marks' Mills, AR.
  • April 30 - Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, AR.
  • May 4 - Massive campaign involving all Union armies begins.
  • May 5 - Battle of Albemarle Sound, NC.
  • May 5-6 - Battle of Wilderness, VA.
  • May 6-7 - Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA.
  • May 7 - General Sherman begins his Atlanta campaign.
  • May 7-13 - Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, GA.
  • May 8-12 - Battle of Spotsylvania, VA
  • May 9 - Battles of Cloyd's Mountain and Swift Creek, VA..
  • May 10 - Battles of Chester Station and Cove Mountain, VA.
  • May 11 - Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA.
  • May 12-16 - Battle of Proctor's Creek, VA.
  • May 13-15 - Battle of Resaca, GA.
  • May 15 - Battle of New Market, VA.
  • May 16 - Battle of Mansura, LA.
  • May 17 - Battle of Adairsville, GA.
  • May 18 - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA.
  • May 20 - Battle of Ware Bottom Church, VA.
  • May 23-26 - Battle of North Anna, VA.
  • May 24 - Battle of Wilson's Warf, VA.
  • May 25-26 - Battle of New Hope Church, GA.
  • May 26-June 1 - Battle of Dallas, GA.
  • May 27 - Battle of Pickett's Mill, GA.
  • May 28 - Battle of Haw's Shop, VA.
  • May 28-30 - Battle of Totopotomoy Creek, VA.
  • May 30 - Battle of Old Church, VA.
  • May 31-June 12 - Battle of Cold Harbor, VA.
  • June 5-6 - Battle of Piedmont, VA.
  • June 6 - Battle of Old River Lake, AR.
  • June 9 - Battles of Petersburg and first Ream's Station, VA.
  • June 9-July 3 - Battle of Marietta, GA.
  • June 10 - Battle of Brice's Crossroads, MS.
  • June 11-12 - Battle of Cynthiana, KY; Battle of Trevilian Station, VA.
  • June 15 - Siege of Petersburg begins when Union forces miss an opportunity to capture Petersburg and cut the Confederate rail lines.
  • June 17-18 - Battle of Lynchburg, VA.
  • June 21-24 - Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, VA.
  • June 22 - Battle of Kolb's Farm, GA.
  • June 24 - Battle of St. Mary's Church, VA.
  • June 25 - Battle of Staunton River Bridge, VA.
  • June 27 - Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, GA.
  • June 28 - Battle of Sappony Church, VA.
  • July 9 - Battle of Monocay, MD.
  • July 11-12 - Battle of Fort Stevens, DC.
  • July 14-15 - Battle of Tupelo, MS.
  • July 17-18 - Battle of Cool Spring, VA.
  • July 20 - Battle of Peachtree Creek, GA; Battle of Rutherford's Farm, VA.
  • July 24 - Second Battle of Kernstown, VA.
  • July 27-29 - First Battle of Deep Bottom, VA.
  • July 28 - Battle of Ezra Church, GA.
  • July 28-29 - Battle of Killdeer Mountain, ND.
  • July 30 - Battle of Crater, VA.
  • August 1 - Battle of Folck's Mill, MD.
  • August 2-23 - Battle of Mobile Bay, AL.
  • August 5-7 - Battle of Utoy Creek, GA.
  • August 7 - Battle of Moorefield, WV.
  • August 13-20 - Second Battle of Deep Bottom, VA.
  • August 14-15 - Second Battle of Dalton, GA.
  • August 16 - Battle of Guard Hill, VA.
  • August 18-21 - Battle of Glove Tavern, VA.
  • August 20 - Battle of Lovejoy's Station, GA.
  • August 21 - Battle of Memphis, TN; Battle of Summit Point, WV.
  • August 25 - Second Battle of Ream's Station, VA.
  • August 25-29 - Battle of Smithfield Crossing, WV.
  • August 29 - George B. McClellan nominated by Democrats to run against President Lincoln.
  • August 31-September 1 - Battle of Jonesborough, GA.
  • September 2 - Atlanta surrenders to General Sherman.
  • September 3-4 - Battle of Berryville, VA.
  • September 10-11 - Battle of Davis' Crossroads, GA.
  • September 19 - Battle of Opequon, VA.
  • September 21-22 - Battle of Fisher's Hill, VA.
  • September 27 - Battle of Fort Davidson, MO.
  • September 29-30 - Battle of Chaffin's Farm/New Market Heights, VA.
  • September 30-October 2 - Battle of Peeble's Farm, VA.
  • October 2 - First Battle of Saltville, VA.
  • October 5 - Battle of Allatoona, GA.
  • October 7 - Battle of Darbytown and New Market Heights, VA.
  • October 9 - Battle of Tom's Brook, VA.
  • October 13 - Battle of Darbytown Road, VA.
  • October 15 - Battle of Glasgo, MO.
  • October 19 - Second Battle of Lexington, MO; Battle of Cedar Creek, VA.
  • October 21 - Battle of Little Blue River, MO.
  • October 22 - Second Battle of Independence, MO.
  • October 22-23 - Battle of Byram's Ford, MO.
  • October 23 - Battle of Westport, MO.
  • October 25 - Battle of Marais des Cygnes, KS; Battle of Mine Creek, KS.
  • October 26-29 - Battle of Decatur, AL.
  • October 27-28 - Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA; Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, VA.
  • October 28 - Second Battle of Newtonia, MO.
  • November 4-5 - Battle of Johnsonville, TN.
  • November 8 - Lincoln re-elected President.
  • November 11-13 - Battle of Bull's Gap, TN.
  • November 15 - General Sherman begins march to the sea.
  • November 22 - Battle of Griswoldville, GA.
  • November 24-29 - Battle of Columbia, TN.
  • November 28 - Battle of Buck Head Creek, GA.
  • November 29 - Battle of Spring Hill, TN.
  • November 29-30 - Battle of Sand Creek, CO.
  • November 30 - Battle of Franklin, TN; Battle of Honey Hill, SC.
  • December 4 - Battle of Waynesborough, GA.
  • December 5-7 - Battle of Murfreesboro, TN.
  • December 7-27 - First Battle of Fort Fisher, NC.
  • December 13 - Second Battle of Fort McAllister, GA.
  • December 15-16 - Confederate Army of Tennessee destroyed in Battle of Nashville.
  • December 17-18 - Battle of Marion, VA.
  • December 20 - Second Battle of Saltville, VA.
  • December 21 - General Sherman reaches Savannah.
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1865

  • January 13-15 - Second Battle of Fort Fisher, NC.
  • January 31 - Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution approved by Congress.
  • February 1 - General Sherman begins march through the Carolinas.
  • February 3 - President Lincoln meets with Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens in an unsuccessful peace conference. Battle of Rivers' Bridge, SC.
  • February 5-7 - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA.
  • February 12-22 - Battle of Wilmington, NC.
  • March 2 - Battle of Waynesboro, VA.
  • March 6 - Battle of Natural Bridge, FL.
  • March 7-10 - Battle of Wyse Fork, NC.
  • March 16 - Battle of Averasborough, NC.
  • March 19-21 - Battle of Bentonville, NC.
  • March 20 - Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, NC
  • March 25 - Battle of Fort Stedman, VA. General Lee begins his last offensive by attacking Grant at Petersburg.
  • March 27-April 8 - Battle of Spanish Fort, AL.
  • March 29 - Battle of Lewis's Farm, VA.
  • March 31 - Battles of Dinwiddie Court House and White Oak Road, VA.
  • April 1 - Battle of Five Forks, VA.
  • April 2 - Richmond and Petersburg fall. Battle of Selma, AL. Battle of Sutherland's Station, VA.
  • April 2-9 - Battle of Fort Blakely, AL.
  • April 3 - Battle of Namozine, VA.
  • April 5 - Battle of Amelia Springs, VA.
  • April 6 - Battles of Rice's Station and Sailor's Creek, VA.
  • April 6-7 - Battle of High Bridge, VA.
  • April 7 - Battle of Cumberland Church, VA.
  • April 8 - Battle of Appomattox Station, VA.
  • April 9 - Lee surrenders at Appomattox.
  • April 14 - President Lincoln shot by John Wilkes Booth.
  • April 15 - President Lincoln dies.
  • April 18 - General Johnston surrenders to Sherman near Durham, North Carolina.
  • April 26 - John Wilkes Booth killed in Virginia.
  • May 12-13 - Battle of Palmito Ranch, TX.
  • May - Civil war ends and nation is reunited with surrender of remaining Confederate armies.
  • December 18 - Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution is ratified.

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