Puslapio vaizdai

OCTOBER, 1864.

OCT. 5.-The rebels attack Allatoona, Ga., but were repulsed with severe loss.

OCT. 7.-The pirate vessel Florida captured by the U. S. steamer Wachusett.

OCT. 8. The rebels in the Shenandoah valley are again defeated by Sheridan.

OCT. 19.-General Sheridan gained his fourth victory over the rebels under Early, at Cedar creek, Va.

OCT. 23.-The rebel General Price defeated at Blue river, Missouri.

OCT. 28.-General Blunt defeated the rebels under Price, at Neosho, Mo.

OCT. 30.-General Hood made three attacks on Decatur, Ala., but was repulsed each time.


Nov. 3.—The rebel ram Albemarle destroyed by Lieutenant Cushing. The Confederate, army under Hood, attempted to cross the Tennessee, but were repulsed by the Federal army, under General Sherman.

Nov. 8.-The Presidential election took place. Lincoln and Johnson received 212, McClellan and Pendleton 21 electoral votes.

Nov. 16.-General Sherman left Atlanta, and began his march through Georgia, to Savannah.

Nov. 30.-The rebel army under General Hood, attacked the Union troops under General Schofield, at Franklin, Tenn., but were repulsed with great loss.


DEC. 13.-Fort McAllister captured by Gen. Sherman's army. DEC. 16.-General Thomas defeated the enemy at Nashville, Tenn., with heavy loss, capturing a large number of guns and prisoners.

DEC. 20. The rebels under General Breckinridge defeated in South-Western Virginia, and the salt works destroyed.

DEC. 21.-General Sherman entered the city of Savannah, capturing 150 cannon, 30,000 bales of cotton, and a large amount of munitions of war.

DEC. 29.-Hood's army crossed the Tennessee river, thus end ing the Tennessee campaign.

JANUARY, 1865.

JAN. 3.-Massachusetts ratified Constitutional Amendment. JAN. 8.-General Butler removed from the command of the army of the James, and is succeeded by General Ord.

JAN. 11. The garrison at Beverly, Va., was attacked by a rebel force under General Rosser. The town and a large portion of the force defending it, were captured.

JAN. 16.-Fort Fisher, near Wilmington, N. C., captured with all its equipments.

JAN. 20.-Rebels evacuate Corinth.

JAN. 21.-Peace rumors.

JAN. 27.—Rebel incendiaries set fire to the city of Savannah.


FEB. 1.-Illinois ratified the Constitutional Amendment. FEB. 2.-Maryland, Mchigan, New York and Rhode Island, ratified the Constitutional Amendment.

FEB. 4.-Illinois Black Laws repealed.

FEB. 7.-Maine ratified the Constitutional Amendment.
FEB. 12. General Sherman occupied Branchville, S. C.
FEB. 13.-Indiana ratified the Constitutional Amendment.
FEB. 17.-Louisiana ratified the Constitutional Amendment
General Sherman's victorious columns entered Columbia, S. C.,
and burned the city.

FEB. 18.-Charleston, S. C., evacuated and taken possession of by General Gilmore. Great amount of valvable property destroyed, six thousand bales of cotton. Ammunition stored in the railroad depot exploded, and many lives were lost. General Gilmore hoisted the old flag over Fort Sumter.

FEB. 19.-Fort Anderson, N. C. taken.

FEB. 21.-Wisconsin ratified the Constitutional Amendment. Fort Armstrong, N. C., taken.

FEB. 22.-Wilmington captured.

MARCH, 1865.

MARCH 2.-General Sheridan fought and captured the rebel General Early, with 1,800 men, between Staunton and Charlottsville.

MARCH 10.-General Bragg attacked General Cox near Kings

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ton, N. C., but was defeated. General Sherman occupied Fayetteville, N. C.

MARCH 12.-Mobile attacked.

MARCH 13.-General Schofield occupied Kingston.

MARCH 16.-Rebel General Hardee defeated at Averysboro', North Carolina.

MARCH 17.-Rebel Congress adjourned, sine die.

MARCH 19.-Rebel General Johnson defeated at Bentonville, North Carolina.

MARCH 25.-Rebels attack General Grant and got soundly whipped.

APRIL, 1865.

APRIL 3.-Richmond taken.

APRIL 9.-General Lee surrendered. Mobile captured.

APRIL 12.-Salisbury, N. C., captured. Mobile captured by General Canby, 1,000 prisoners, 150 cannon, 3,000 bales of cotton. Columbus, Ga., captured.

APRIL 13.-Raliegh, N. C., captured. Governor Vance taken prisoner.

APRIL 14.-President Lincoln assassinated. Secretary Seward stabbed. Arkansas ratified the Constitutional Amendment.

APRIL 15.-President Lincoln died about 7 o'clock, A. M. APRIL 16.-Andrew Johnson took the oath and was declared President of the United States.

APRIL 26.-General Johnson surrendered.

The war is over.

APRIL 27.—Booth, the murderer of President Lincoln shot and captured. Dead.

MAY, 1865.

MAY 8. Subscriptions to 7-30 loan $6,183,000.
MAY 9. Subscriptions to 7-30 loan $15,165,300.

MAY 10.-Jefferson Davis captured at Irwinville, 75 miles south-west of Macon, Ga., by the 4th Michigan cavalry, under Colonel Pritchard, of General Wilson's command. Also, his wife, mother, Postmaster-general Regan, Colonel Harrison, Pri vate Secretary, Colonel Johnson and other military characters. Subscription to 7-30 loan $17,410,100.

MAY 11. Subscription to 7-30 loan $15,411,800.
MAY 12. Subscription to 7-30 loan $13,762,100.

MAY 13.-Subscriptions to 7-30 loan $30,451,950. Totai for one week $98,000,000.

MAY 19.-Rebel Governor Watts, of Alabama, arrested.

MAY 21.-Rebel Governor Letcher, of Virginia, arrested. MAY 24.-Grand review of General Sherman's army at Washington. Jefferson Davis indicted for treason.

MAY 26.-Kirby Smith surrendered. The last armed chel organization has succumbed.

MAY 31.-Rebel General Hood and staff surrendered.

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