Historical Events in February 1865

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

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Feb 1 General Sherman's march through South Carolina begins

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

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

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