On This Day

Historical Events in January 1865

  • Jan 1 -Apr 26th] Carolinas' campaign
  • Jan 2 Welterweight Con Orem & heavyweight Hugh O'Neill brawl for 185 rounds before darkness ends legendary bare knuckle boxing match in Virginia City, Montana
  • Jan 4 New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City
  • Jan 11 Battle of Beverly, West Virginia, Confederate forces attack Union post
  • Jan 13 Second Battle of Fort Fisher: A force of 58 Union ships and over 8,000 troops converge on Fort Fisher, North Carolina
  • Jan 15 Second Battle of Fort Fisher: Union Navy bombards Fort Fisher, North Carolina, allowing Union troops to capture Confederacy's last remaining seaport [1]
  • Jan 16 Munitions magazine explodes at Fort Fisher, North Carolina, killing or injuring 200 soldiers, carelessness of drunken soldiers blamed. [1]
  • Jan 16 General William Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
  • Jan 16 San Francisco Dramatic Chronicle starts
  • Jan 18 Battle of Ft Moultrie, South Carolina
  • Jan 19 NV Suriname Bank established
  • Jan 19 Union occupies Fort Anderson, North Carolina
  • Jan 23 -Jan 25th) Battle of City Point, VA (James River, Trent's Reach)
  • Jan 25 CSS Shenandoah arrives in Melbourne, Australia

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

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)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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