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THE CIVIL WAR
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

The Johnson Inauguration
15 Apr 1865 - Andrew Johnson became the new U.S. president on the morning of Abraham Lincoln’s death. To the dismay of many Republicans bent on punishing the South, a southern Democrat now occupied the White House...


The Lincoln Assassination
14 Apr 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln was shot in the head while attending a play at Ford’s Theatre in Washington...


The War This Week: Apr 6-12, 1865
This marked the beginning of the war's end with the surrender of Robert E. Lee...


Reconstruction in Virginia
12 Apr 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln revoked his plan to restore Virginia to the Union after facing heated opposition from his cabinet...


Lincoln's Last Speech
11 Apr 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln tempered the massive celebrations over Robert E. Lee’s surrender with a serious speech delivered less than a week before his death...


The Flight of Jefferson Davis
10 Apr 1865 - President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government-in-exile left Danville, Virginia for Greensboro, North Carolina upon learning of General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s surrender...


Lee Surrenders to Grant
9 Apr 1865 - Federal General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant received the surrender of Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee and the last of his Army of Northern Virginia...


Letter from Pvt John Lightner, 200th Pennsylvania Volunteers
From Nottoway Court House, Virginia on 9 Apr 1865...


Amnesty
From an article originally published in Harper’s Weekly, 8 April 1865 (courtesy of sonofthesouth.net...


The Appomattox Campaign
7 Apr 1865 - After suffering his worst defeat at Sayler’s Creek, Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee embarked on the final campaign of his military career...


The Battle of Sailor's (Sayler's) Creek
6 Apr 1865 - General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia sustained its worst defeat of the war while trying to elude Federal pursuers west of Richmond...


The War This Week: Mar 30-Apr 5, 1865
Federals finally captured Petersburg and Richmond, as the war's end now appeared imminent...


The Amelia Campaign
5 Apr 1865 - Confederate General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee and his worn out Army of Northern Virginia reached Amelia Court House after fleeing from Petersburg and Richmond...




AMERICAN HISTORY
(from WalterCoffey.WordPress.com):

The McKinley Assassination
President McKinley's assassination in 1901 turned Americans against immigrants and radicals, and ushered in the Progressive Era with the ascension of Theodore Roosevelt...

The Insular Cases and Unalienable Rights
The Supreme Court defied America’s founding philosophy by ruling that Congress has the power to restrict the unalienable rights of people residing in acquired territories...

The Water Cure
The U.S. practice of waterboarding suspected terrorists began over a century ago in the war against the Philippines...


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Articles pertaining to American history from the founders' perspective of less government and more liberty

The Year-by-Year History of American Liberty
A comprehensive digest of events in American history (1770-2013) presented from the founders' perspective...

The Year-by-Year History of the Civil War
A comprehensive digest of events related to the Civil War (1860-1865) from the founders' perspective...

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