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American Civil War Battles in 1865 - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
The year 1865 marked the end of the American Civil War. The battles that took place during this year were each significant to the outcome of the war. In this chapter, instructors use video lessons to teach you the most essential information about the battles of 1865. You can use the quizzes in this chapter to test your knowledge of the subject. This chapter includes lessons on:
- The significance of the Battle of Bentonville
- How the fall of Richmond impacted the war
- Why the Battle of Appomattox Courthouse was important to the Civil War's outcome
|Battle of Bentonville: Facts & Summary||Examine the reasons for one of the last battles of the American Civil War.|
|The Fall of Richmond: The Capitol of the Confederacy||Study the importance of Richmond and how its capture impacted the Civil War.|
|General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions||Summarize the circumstances and conditions of the Confederate forces' surrender.|
1. Battle of Bentonville: Facts & Summary
The Battle of Bentonville was one of the final battles of the American Civil War. In this lesson, learn about the reasoning behind the engagement, the battle, and its impact on ending all conflict in the Southern theater.
2. The Fall of Richmond: The Capital of the Confederacy
In this lesson, we will examine the fall of Richmond in early April of 1865. We will learn why Richmond was a key city for both the Union and the Confederacy, and we will explore the details of its evacuation and occupation.
3. General Robert E. Lee's Surrender at Appomattox Courthouse: Terms & Conditions
In this lesson, we will explore the events leading up to Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House on April 9th, 1865.
4. Primary Source: Articles of Agreement Relating to the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia
The Civil War came to a close when Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia to Ulysses S. Grant on April 9th, 1865. They signed the treaty of surrender at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.
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Other chapters within the History 306: The American Civil War Era course
- Understanding History & Primary Sources
- Slavery in the Early United States
- The Abolitionist Movement in America
- The Pre-Civil War Sectional Crisis in the U.S.
- Influential American Civil War Writers
- Rising Tensions in Pre-Civil War America
- Southern Secession from the Union
- Politics, Industry & Economy in Civil War America
- American Civil War Battles in 1861
- American Civil War Battles in 1862
- American Civil War Battles in 1863
- American Civil War Battles in 1864
- Important Figures in the American Civil War
- Military Strategies in the American Civil War
- Life Following the American Civil War
- Reconstruction After the American Civil War
- Required Assignments for History 306
- Studying for History 306