What Happened in January 1865

Historical Events

  • Jan 1 -Apr 26th] Carolinas' campaign
  • Jan 3 Con Orem & Hugh O'Neill box 193 rounds before darkness ends match
  • Jan 4 The New York Stock Exchange opens its first permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad near Wall Street in New York City.
  • Jan 11 Battle of Beverly, West Virginia, Confederate forces attack Union post
  • Jan 12 -13] Union fleet bombs Fort Fisher NC
  • Jan 13 -Jan 15th] BBT & CPT Ft Fisher, NC
  • Jan 15 Ft Fisher, NC, falls to Union troops
  • Jan 16 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
  • Jan 16 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • Jan 16 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
  • Jan 18 Battle of Ft Moultrie, SC
  • Jan 19 NV Suriname Bank established
  • Jan 19 Union occupies Fort Anderson, NC
  • Jan 23 -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
  • Jan 25 CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia

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Jan 28 Confederate President Jefferson Davis names 3 peace commissioners

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Jan 31 Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)

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Jan 31 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Jan 1 Giuseppe Ferrata, composer
  • Jan 3 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (d. 1936)
  • Jan 5 Julio Garavito Armero, Colombian astronomer (d. 1920)
  • Jan 10 Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)
  • Jan 13 Princess Marie of Orléans (d. 1908)
  • Jan 17 Gen Sir Charles Fergusson, Governor-General of New Zealand (d. 1951)
  • Jan 20 Friedrich A H von Waldeck, brother of queen Emma/last ruler of Waldeck
  • Jan 22 Friedrich Paschen, German physicist
  • Jan 23 Benjamin Delmonte, theater director/actor (Black Haired Whore)
  • Jan 28 Lala Lajpat Rai, Indian freedom fighter (d. 1928)
  • Jan 28 Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first president of Finland (d. 1952)
  • Jan 30 Samuel Pl'h Naber, Dutch rear-admiral/librarian
  • Jan 31 Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
  • Jan 31 Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 16 Confederate soldier during US Civil War Brigadier General John Pegram marries Hetty Cary

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 3 Jozef Lies, Flemish painter, dies at 43
  • Jan 8 Aimé, duc de Clermont-Tonnerre, French general (b. 1779)
  • Jan 16 Edmond François Valentin About, French writer (b. 1828)
  • Jan 19 Pierre-Joseph Proudhon, French philosopher and anarchist (b. 1809)