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Major events of 1865
February 3, 1865 On the River Queen five men, US President Abraham Lincoln, US Secretary of State William Seward, CS Vice-president Alexander Stephens, along with John Campbell and RMT Hunter discuss peace terms at the Hampton Roads Conference near Fort Monroe. The conference was a failure. Virginia
  Hampton Roads
  Abraham Lincoln
  William Seward
  Alexander Stephens
March 4, 1865 Lincoln outlines his second term talking directly to the Confederate people "...with malice toward none; with charity for all..." Andrew Johnson, replacing Henry Hamlin as Vice-president gives a rambling, drunk speech. He had been given too much whiskey as medicine by a doctor.
  Abraham Lincoln
  Andrew Johnson
  Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech [Full Text]
March 25, 1865 Battle of Fort Stedman

Confederates break Union line at Petersburg

General John B. Gordon captured Fort Stedman, a Union outpost on the line around besieged Petersburg, eventually punching a hole 3/4 of mile wide. Confederate units then made a desperate attempt to hit the federal supply base at City Point. With overwhelming force the federal troops turned back the advance, recaptured the fort and retook the lines
Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
April 1, 1865 Battle of Five Forks

George Pickett [CS] could not withstand the federal envelopment move around Petersburg that began here.
Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
  Philip Sheridan
  Gouverneur K. Warren
  George Pickett
April 9, 1865 After attempting to break-out of the Union envelopment, Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysess S. Grant at the home of Wilmer McLean in Appomattox Court House Virginia
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Robert E. Lee
  Appomattox (or Appomattox Court House)
  Battle of Appomattox
  Surrender At Appomattox
  George Armstrong Custer
  James Longstreet
  Edward O. C. Ord
April 14, 1865 United States President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated on Good Friday by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D. C.
  Ford's Theater
  Abraham Lincoln
  Washington D. C.
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