North America 1865: Surrender of Army of Northern Virginia
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.
1 Feb–18 Apr 1865 Carolinas Campaign▲
Union Maj. Gen. Sherman advanced north from Savannah, Georgia, through the Confederate-held Carolinas.
3 Mar 1865 Spain accepts Dominican independence▲
Spain annulled its annexation of Dominican Republic and began withdrawal.
2 Apr 1865 Confederates abandon Richmond▲
The fall of Petersburg to Union troops forced Confederates to abandon Richmond, Virginia.
9 Apr 1865 Surrender of Robert E Lee▲
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, effectively ending American Civil War.