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1865-06-22CSS Shenandoah fires last shots

The Shenandoah fired the last shot of the American Civil War, across the bow of a whaler in waters off the Aleutian Islands.

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1865-05-121865-05-13Palmito Hill

The battle was fought on the banks of the Rio Grande about twelve miles east of Brownsville, Texas

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1865-04-16West Point

This battle was fought at Fort Tyler seven days after Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, making it one of the last battles of the Civil War east of the Mississippi.

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1865-04-14Lincoln Assassinated

At approximately 10:15 pm, John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box and shot Lincoln in the back of the head. He then fought and stabbed Henry Rathbone, leapt to the stage (breaking his left ankle), yelled, "Sic semper tyrannis!" and fled.

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1865-04-09Appomattox Court House

Lee, having abandoned the Confederate capitol of Richmond, Virginia after the Siege of Petersburg, retreated west, hoping to join his army with the Confederate forces in North Carolina

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1865-04-08Appomattox Station

Gen George Armstrong Custer's Union cavalry, en route to Appomattox Station, clashed with the reserve artillery of the Confederate Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, under Colonel Lindsay Walker

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1865-04-061865-04-07High Bridge

On April 6, the Confederate cavalry fought stubbornly to secure the Appomattox River bridges

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Union General Philip Sheridan cut off and beat back about a quarter of Lee's army. Eight Confederate generals surrendered, and 7,700 men were lost.

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1865-04-06Rice's Station

Confederate Gen James Longstreet's command reached Rice's Station, only to discover that it was blocked by Union troops led by Gen John Gibbon.

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1865-04-06Hillsman Farm

Robert Lee's army was retreating from the Richmond to Petersburg line

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