What happened on this day during the Civil War – April 15th?

  1. April 15, 1861 President Abraham Lincoln calls for 75,000 volunteers to serve a 90-day term in the U.S. Army to quell the rebellion.
  2. April 15, 1865 – Vice President Andrew Johnson takes the oath of office following the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

For a complete timeline of the American Civil War, click here.