Appomattox Court House
Town near Appomattox, Virginia, where Lee surrendered to Grant on April 9, 1865.
Stream 30 miles southwest of Washington, D.C.: site of first land battle of Civil War
Confederate States of America
Nation formed by 11 Southern States during the Civil War. Capital: Richmond, Virginia.
An executive order issued by Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing the slaves in all regions in rebellion against the Union.
1870, this amendment to the U. S. Constitution stated that citizens could not be stopped from voting "on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
An amendment to the U. S. Constitution passes in 1868 that made all persons born or naturalized in the United States-including former slave-citizens of the country.
An amendment to the U. S. Constitution, adapted in 1865, banning slavery and involuntary servitude in the United States.