Appomattox and the End of the War

  • General Sherman's March to the Sea

    General Sherman's March to the Sea
    After staying in Savannah, Gerogia for a month, General Sherman moves north to South Carolina to take more cities. General Sherman goes through the south, burning almost every city he seiged.
  • Battle at Petersburg

    Battle at Petersburg
    General Lee tries to push General Grant out of Petersburg, but he fails.
  • Battle at Petersburg Part Dos

    Battle at Petersburg Part Dos
    General Lee tries once again to push General Grant out of Petersburg, but he fails again.
  • The Confederacy Leaves Richmond

    The Confederacy Leaves Richmond
    The Confederate government and General Lee leave Richmond to join other Confederate forces. The mayor surrenders the city to General Godfrey Weitzel of the Union.
  • Surrender at Appomattox (Letters)

    Surrender at Appomattox (Letters)
    General Grant of the Union asks General Lee of the Confederacy to surrender through a series of letters.
  • Battle of Appomattox Station

    Battle of Appomattox Station
    Under the command of General Phillip Sheridan, Union calvary hold back Confederate rebels and block off railroads, taking away key supplies.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    General Robert E. Lee of the Confederacy surrenders the Army of North Virginia to the Union General Ulysess S. Grant. Grant hoped General Lee's surrender would serve as a symbol for other Confederate forces to surrender. General Grant sent Confederate soldiers under Lee's command supplies and put them on parole.
  • President Lincoln Assassinated

    President Lincoln Assassinated
    President Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth in Ford's Theatre, Washington, D.C.
  • The End of the War

    The End of the War
    President Andrew Johnson declares the battles of the Civil War are officially over.
  • President Davis Captured

    President Davis Captured
    President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America is captured.