Civil War Sesquicentennial - March 1865
The 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War is being remembered throughout the nation. Learn more about what happened around the country and in our hometown of Monroe.
March 2, 1865 – Engagement at Waynesborough, Virginia –General George Armstrong Custer leads Federal Cavalry on an assault on the remnants of Jubal Early’s Confederate Army. Union Cavalry were able to defeat two Confederate infantry brigades and one small cavalry unit. Union forces capture over a thousand men, two hundred wagons and seventeen flags.
March 4, 1865 – With malice toward none; with charity toward all...President Lincoln gives his Second Inauguration Address.
March 11, 1865 - Sherman’s troops occupy Fayetteville, North Carolina. This is the second phase of Sherman’s Carolina Campaign.
March 13, 1865 – The Confederate Congress approves, and President Davis signs, the approval for African-Americans to be used as soldiers in the Confederate Army.
March 18, 1865 – Confederate Congress holds its last session.
March 27, 1865 – President Lincoln meets Generals Grant and Sherman and Admiral Porter aboard the River Queen at City Point, Virginia.
March 29, 1865 – The Appomattox Campaign begins.
Read more about it….
|Glorious War: The Civil War Adventures of George Armstrong Custer by Thom Hatch|
|Lincoln: An IntimatePortrait by Allen C. Guelzo|
|Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief by James M. McPherson|
Paging through the Civil War Book Club - This is a book club that focuses on the American Civil War. We are currently reading Our One Common Country by James B. Conroy. We will meet to discuss the book on Thursday, March 26 at 7pm at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. For more information please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about the Civil War - The Monroe County Civil War Round Table, sponsored by the Friends of Ellis, meets the second Thursday of every month, from September through May at the Ellis Library and Reference Center. Each month a different speaker is invited to share his or her knowledge about specific Civil War topics. This month Dr. Gerald Turlo, MD., will give a talk on Battlefield Medicine on Thursday, March 12, at 7 pm. All talks are free and open to the public. For more information please contact Charmaine Wawrzyniec at 734-241-5277 or email@example.com .