Historical Events for February 1865

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Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)
1st - General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins
1st - JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in Supreme Ct, admitted to bar
3rd - Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse
4th - Hawaiian Board of Education formed
4th - Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces
5th - Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
6th - 2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)
8th - 1st black major in US army, Martin Robinson Delany
12th - Henry Highland Garnet, is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
17th - -18] Battle of Charleston SC
17th - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
18th - Battle of Fort Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
18th - Evacuation of Charleston, SC
18th - Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
20th - M I T forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
22nd - Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
22nd - Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
27th - Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri

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