April 12 – Confederate forces make official surrender of arms at Appomattox.
April 13 – Raleigh falls to Sherman.
April 14 – Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
April 18 – Johnston and Sherman negotiate similar terms to Lee-Grant.
April 26 – Johnston accepts same term Grant gave Lee.
See the complete Civil War Timeline here.
For more information:
- Read the new book, “They Have Killed Papa Dead!”: The Road to Ford’s Theatre, Abraham Lincoln’s Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance by Anthony Pitch
- Read: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
- See the complete Civil War Timeline here.