1865 in the United States

Events from the year 1865 in the United States. The American Civil War ends with the surrender of the Confederate States, beginning the Reconstruction era of U.S. history.

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1865
in
the United States

Decades:
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IncumbentsEdit

Federal GovernmentEdit

EventsEdit

 
March 4: Andrew Johnson becomes the 16th U.S. Vice President

January–MarchEdit

April–JuneEdit

 
Fires in Richmond, Virginia, burn out of control in the largely abandoned city after Evacuation Sunday (April 2)
 
April 15: Johnson succeeds Lincoln as the 17th U.S. President
 
Oath to defend the Constitution of the United States and, among other promises, to "abide by and faithfully support all acts of Congress passed during the . . . rebellion having reference to slaves . . . ," signed by Samuel M. Kennard on June 27, 1865[1]

* April 1 – American Civil War: Battle of Five Forks – In Petersburg, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee begins his final offensive.

 
April 27: Sultana burns

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

 
July 30: Brother Jonathan sinks

UndatedEdit

OngoingEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • American Annual Cyclopaedia ... 1865, NY: D. Appleton & Co. – via HathiTrust

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Copy of original document, via Ancestry.com
  2. ^ Cartmell, Donald (2001). The Civil War Book of Lists. Career Press. p. 104.

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