Historical Events in February 1865

  • 1st 13th amendment approved (National Freedom Day)

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1st General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

  • 1st JS Rock, 1st black lawyer to practice in US Supreme Court, admitted to bar
  • 3rd Hampton Roads Peace Conference, Lincoln & Stephens reach an impasse
  • 4th Hawaiian Board of Education formed

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4th Robert E. Lee is named general-in-chief of Confederate forces

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 5th Battle of Hatcher's Run, VA (Armstrong's Mill, Dabney's Mill)
  • 6th 2nd day of battle at Dabney's Mills (Hatcher's Run)
  • 8th 1st black major in US Army appointed during US Civil war - Martin Robison Delany
  • 12th Henry Highland Garnet is 1st black to speak in US House of Reps
  • 17th -18] Battle of Charleston SC
  • 17th Columbia, South Carolina burns down during American Civil War
  • 18th Battle of Fort Moultrie, SC occupied by Federals
  • 18th Evacuation of Charleston, SC
  • 18th Union troops force Confederates to abandon Ft Anderson, NC
  • 20th Massachusetts Institute of Technology forms 1st US collegiate architectural school
  • 22nd Battle of Wilmington, NC (Fort Anderson) occupied by Federals
  • 22nd Tennessee adopts a new constitution abolishing slavery
  • 27th Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri