• November 8, 1864 = Lincoln is elected to a second term as president
  • November 16, 1864 = General William Sherman’s “March to the Sea” begins.
  • November 30, 1864 = Battle of Franklin, TN.
  • December 13, 1864 = Mary Lincoln turns 46 years old. 
  • December 15-16, 1864 = Battle of Nashville, TN.
  • December 21, 1864 = The fall of Savannah, GA concludes the “March to the Sea.”
  • January 31, 1865 = 13th Amendment passed the House of Representatives and is submitted on February 1, 1865 to the states for adoption.  It had passed the Senate on April 8, 1864.  The amendment was ratified by the required number of states on December 6, 1865.
  • February 3, 1865= Lincoln and Seward meet with Confederate representatives as part of the Hampton Roads Peace Conference.
  • March 4, 1865 = Lincoln delivers his second Inaugural address.
  • March 6, 1865 = Second Inaugural Ball held in the Patent Office
  • April 2, 1865 = The fall of Petersburg and Richmond, VA.
  • April 4, 1865 = Lincoln walks the streets of Richmond with his son Tad, who turned 12 years old that day. 
  • April 9, 1865 = Confederate Army under Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.
  • April 11, 1865 = Lincoln delivers his last public speech and advocates for voting rights for some African Americans.
  • April 14, 1865 = Lincoln is shot while watching a play at Ford’s Theatre.
  • April 15, 1865 = Lincoln dies at 7:22 AM
  • April 18, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in the East Room, White House
  • April 20, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda
  • April 21, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Merchant’s Exchange Building, Baltimore, MY
  • April 21, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Pennsylvania State Capitol, Harrisburg, PA
  • April 22, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA
  • April 24, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in City Hall, New York City, NY
  • April 25, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Old Capitol, Albany, NY
  • April 26, 1865 = John Wilkes Booth is killed.
  • April 26, 1865 = Joseph E. Johnston and the remnants of the Army of Tennessee surrender to William T. Sherman
  • April 27, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in St. James Hall, Buffalo, NY
  • April 28, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Monument Square, Cleveland, OH
  • April 29, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, OH
  • April 30, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Indiana Statehouse, Indianapolis, IN
  • May 1, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Old Chicago Court House, Chicago, IL
  • May 3, 1865 = Lincoln lying in state in Springfield, IL
  • May 4, 1865 = Lincoln is buried in Springfield. 
  • May 9 – June 30, 1865 = Trial of Lincoln Assassination conspirators takes place.
  • May 10, 1865 = Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured in Georgia.
  • May 23, 1865 = Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac takes place in Washington, DC.
  • May 24, 1865 = Grand Review of General Sherman’s Army in Washington, DC.
  • June 2, 1865 = Confederate Army of the Trans-Mississippi surrenders and the Civil War officially ends.
  • July 7, 1865 = Lincoln conspirators (David Herold, George Atzerodt, Lewis Powell, and Mary Surratt) are executed.
  • August 23, 1865 = Trial of Capt. Henry Wirz, Andersonville commander, begins
  • November 10, 1865 = Capt. Henry Wirz is hanged
  • December 6, 1865 = The 13th Amendment was ratified by the states and became law.