End of the American Civil War



Y/M/D Description Place
1863/12/08 President Lincoln offers amnesty to any person who will take an oath supporting the Constitution and the Union and pledge to abide by all Federal laws and proclamations in reference to slavery made during the period of the rebellion.
1865/04/03 US Grant uses the Thomas Wallace House as his headquarters in Petersburg. In the library, Grant has his final meeting with Abraham Lincoln where they discuss the inevitable end to the conflict and the surrender. Thomas Wallace House, Petersburg
1865/04/09 Robert E Lee, accompanied by five Major generals, surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S Grant. Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Appomattox, VA
1865/04/14 John Booth shoots President Lincoln in the back of the head with a .44-caliber Derringer pistol. The 5.87-inch weapon is on display at Ford's Theatre National Historic Site. Ford's Theatre National Historic Site, Washington, DC
1865/04/26 Confederate General Joseph E Johnston surrenders to Union Major General William Tecumseh Sherman Bennett Place State Historic Site, Durham, NC
1865/05/10 Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his wife, Varina, are arrested by Union troops Jefferson Davis Capture Site, Irwinville
1865/05/11 Alexander H Stephens surrenders to General Emory Upton at Liberty Hall in Crawfordville, Georgia Liberty Hall, Crawfordville
1868/12/25 President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional amnesty to all Confederate loyalists on Christmas Day, 1868.
1910/06/30 Ending fiscal year, the Veteran Pension Bureau reports paying $106,433,465 to 562,615 invalid Civil War Veterans, or about 28 percent of all American men aged 65 or more. National Building Museum, Washington, DC
2014/05/10 Irene Triplett, the last recipient of an American Civil War pension, dies. She received a monthly pension for her father's service. Mose Triplett, born in 1846, join the Confederate forces in 1862, deserted and then signed up with the Union.

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