March 13, 1865 – Confederate Congress authorizes recruitment of black soldiers in arms

Desperate now, Confederate Congress approves using black troops in combat.

The Civil War Gazette Civil War Timeline is a linear, chronological look at the important events related to the American Civil War, fought between April 1861 and April 1865. The timeline includes major battles and skirmishes, significant political events impacting the war, deaths of major military figures, as well as details of important battles including casualty numbers.

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