Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee at the Surrender
Table at Appomattox Courthouse
President Lincoln would go to Richmond to see the
captured capitol of the Confederacy. He would return to
Washington to find out of the end of the war. He would
give his final speech from the White House balcony.
Many things happened shortly after the war ended.
A brief summary of
the war's conclusion can be read at this site. Included
are memo's written by Lee to Grant.
Go to the
Smithsonian Civil War Timeline
and answer the questions:
Several events took place to help Union forces
win the war. One started with a mistake by U.S.
Grant in which he lost thousands of soldiers in
20 minutes, but resulted in the last battle that
Lee could win. Go to the Timeline, for June
1-3, 1864, and describe what happened to the
7,000 men killed.
Read the article about Grant's Disastrous
Mistake at Cold Harbor.
What happened during July
of 1864. The Timeline
describes several events in the war. List them.
Looking for Sept., 1864, what great southern
city is captured? Who was the Union General?
In Oct. of 1864, another great battle was won by
Union forces. What valley did it occur, and who
was the general in-charge?
Nov. of1864, was election year for President.
Which candidate won a second term, and who did
Dec. of 1864, a large Confederate was destroyed
in Tennessee. Who were the generals of both
sides of this important battle?
March 25, 1865, was bad for Confederate forces
and its government. What city did they lose
after the battle of Petersburg? Who were the
April 4, 1865, President Lincoln and his son
take a tour of this southern city, and the
President actually enters an important building
and sits at a desk. Where was the city, and
what desk did the Union President sit?
April 9, 1865, Robert E. Lee would surrender to
U.S. Grant. This represented the end of the
war. Where did this surrender occur?
Read the article about the surrender by Generals
Grant and Lee at the Appomattox Courthouse
14, 1865, would have great happenings including
the raising of the stars and stripes at what
fort? What play was running at Ford Theatre,
and who would be guests of the play on the
14th? Read the Wikipedia article for