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U.S. Civil War History



1865 - John Wilkes Booth was captured and killed in the Garrett Barn, Port Royal, VA. Booth had shot and killed U.S. President Abraham Lincoln on April 14.

1865 - Confederate General Joseph Johnston officially surrendered to General William T. Sherman at Durham Station, North Carolina.


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U.S. Civil War Quotes

"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
- Abraham Lincoln on June 16, 1858.