North America 1865: Surrender of Army of Northern Virginia

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; Surrender of Robert E Lee.

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

1 Feb–18 Apr 1865 Carolinas Campaign

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

3 Mar 1865 Spain accepts Dominican independence

Spain annulled its annexation of Dominican Republic and began wikipedia

2 Apr 1865 Confederates abandon Richmond

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

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 wikipedia