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Historical Events in June 1865

  • Jun 2 At Galveston, Kirby-Smith surrenders Trans-Mississippi Dept
  • Jun 8 Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
  • Jun 9 Battle of Grand Gulf, Mississippi

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Jun 10 Richard Wagner's opera "Tristan und Isolde" premieres in Munich, Germany

Composer Richard Wagner
Composer
Richard Wagner

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Jun 13 President Andrew Johnson proclaims reconstruction of confederate states

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson

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Jun 19 Union General Gordon Granger declares slaves are free in Texas, now the date the end of slavery is celebrated across the US as Juneteenth
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The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865
The declaration issued in Texas informing citizens that all slaves were free as of June 19, 1865

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Jun 22 1st class cricket debut of Dr W. G. Grace

Cricketer W. G. Grace
Cricketer
W. G. Grace
  • Jun 22 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
  • Jun 23 At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
  • Jun 28 The Army of the Potomac is disbanded
  • Jun 30 8 alleged conspirators in assassination of Lincoln are found guilty