Political map of North America & the Caribbean on 09 Apr 1865 (American Civil War:  Surrender of Army of Northern Virginia), showing the following events: Carolinas Campaign; Spain accepts Dominican independence; Confederates abandon Richmond; Robert E Lee surrenders.

Surrender of Army of Northern Virginia

American Civil War

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Surrender of Army of Northern Virginia

American Civil War, French intervention in Mexico, Dominican Restoration War (9 April 1865)

Historical Map of North America & the Caribbean

Having consolidated in Georgia, Sherman turned north to invade the Carolinas and link up with Union forces in Virginia. Meanwhile the Union advances in the north forced the Confederates to flee Richmond. With his situation now untenable, Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. Although it would take time for the news to spread, the Civil War was effectively at an end.

Main Events

Carolinas Campaign

Union Maj. Gen. Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Confederate-held Carolinas.

Spain accepts Dominican independence

Spain annulled its annexation of Dominican Republic and began withdrawal.

Confederates abandon Richmond

The fall of Petersburg to Union troops forced Confederates to abandon Richmond, Virginia.

Robert E Lee surrenders

Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending American Civil War.

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