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The Final Days of the U.S. Civil War
Civil War Battles
"Most agree that the Civil War effectively ended on 9 April 1865 with the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Federal forces at Appomattox Courthouse in Virginia. Yet there were other events that happened in April and May 1865 ..."
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On 1 April 1865, during the climax of the Battle of Five Forks, where was Major General George Pickett?
In Tennessee leading a division of troops under General Hood.
At the head of his division, leading it in battle.
At a shad bake a few miles away.
In an army hospital, after being wounded a month before.
Where was President Jefferson Davis when told the news that Richmond needed to be evacuated as soon as possible?
Attending a church service.
Visiting with General Lee.
In bed recovering from an attack of neuralgia.
During a cabinet meeting.
Where was General Richard S. Ewell captured, during the retreat from Richmond?
In Richmond itself. He never escaped in time.
Who surrended the remnants of the Army of Tennessee to William Sherman at the Bennett Farm in North Carolina?
Joseph E. Johnston
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
John Bell Hood
True or False? Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens accompanied Jefferson Davis and the Confederate cabinet on their flight from Federal forces?
What play was Abraham Lincoln attending on the night of his assasination at Ford's Theater in Washington D.C.?
Our American Cousin
Who's Afraid of West Virginia Wolf?
Where was Jefferson Davis finally captured by Federal forces?
What was the name of the steamship that caught fire on the Mississippi River while it was carrying Federal ex-Prisoners of War, killing over a 1,000 men?
Who was the only Confederate executed for war crimes?
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Robert E. Lee
What was the name of the last major battle fought in Texas, a Confederate victory?
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