Conclusion of the Civil War

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    Conclusion of the Civil War

  • Fort Fisher, NC

    Fort Fisher, NC
    General Alfred H. Terry's troops captured this Fort by force after being attacked by Admiral David D. Porter's squadron of warships.
  • The Fall of the Confederacy

    The Fall of the Confederacy
    Bad communication and transportation problems caused a severe shortage of food in the south. Many confederates now left the army because of simply being tired and hungry. President Jeferson Davis tried to put slaves into the army to make up for these loses but his idea was never put into effect.
  • Sherman Marches

    Sherman Marches
    Union General Sherman moved from Georgia through South Carolina, destroying almost everything in his path.
  • Peace Confrence

    Peace Confrence
    President Jefferson Davis requested a peace confrence. Lincoln refused and the conference never happened.
  • Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel

    Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel
    500 federal soldiers marched into the Florence area to destroy the railroads. there were driven back by about 400 local confederate soldiers from the area.
  • General Lee Attacks Petersburg

    General Lee Attacks Petersburg
    General Lee attacked Grant's forces near Petersburg but was easily defeated. They tried to fight again on April 1st but lost again. From this point on, everything went downhill for Lee and the Confederates.
  • Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse

    Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse
    On April 7th, General Lee's army was surrounded. Later on April 9th, Grant and Lee met at Appomattox Courthouse where they agreed to surrender. Lee's men were forced to go home and they gave up all of their weapons.
  • The Assassination of President Lincoln.

    The Assassination of President Lincoln.
    On April 14th, President Lincoln went to see "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater in Washington, D.C. he was shot in the back of the head by John Wilkes Booth because he was trying to avenge the Confederate loss.