AMERICAN CIVIL WAR(1861 1865)
(A) ** April 8, 1865
(B) April 11, 1865
(C) May 8, 1851
(D) May 11, 1851
Concept note-1: -George A. Custer’s division of Union cavalry captured a supply train and twenty-five guns, driving off and scattering the Confederate defenders. This unique action pitted artillery without infantry support against cavalry. Custer captured and burned three trains loaded with provisions for Lee’s army.
Concept note-2: -The Assassination of President Lincoln On April 14, as President Lincoln was watching a performance of “Our American Cousin” at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C., he was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor from Maryland obsessed with avenging the Confederate defeat. Lincoln died the next morning.
Concept note-3: -At Appomattox, Virginia, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrenders his 28, 000 troops to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending the American Civil War.
Concept note-4: -The surrender at Appomattox took place a week later on April 9. While it was the most significant surrender to take place during the Civil War, Gen. Robert E. Lee, the Confederacy’s most respected commander, surrendered only his Army of Northern Virginia to Union Gen. Ulysses S.