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American Civil War 1865 Events


1865 provided an end in sight for the long and brutal war of the Divided States of America.

1864 marked the pivotal year of the American Civil War and added many former Confederate holdings to the Northern cause. General Sherman certainly made his name be known to history in his bolt 'March to the Sea' which saw him lead his troops from captured Atlanta to the port city of Savannah in Georgia. Mainly operating behind enemy lines and without steady supply lines, his army delivered Savannah to President Lincoln for Christmas - setting the stage for the last few months of the war.

1865 would see the ruin of Charleston, South Carolina, the second inauguration of President Lincoln, and the Battle of Appomattox Court House - the last engagement involving Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

There are a total of (139) American Civil War 1865 Events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last).


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