1865 in the United States

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Events from the year 1865 in the United States. The American Civil War ends with the surrender of the Confederate States, beginning the Reconstruction era of U.S. history.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January–March[edit]

April–June[edit]

Fires in Richmond, Virginia burn out of control in the largely abandoned city after Evacuation Sunday (April 2)
April 27: Sultana burns

July–September[edit]

October–December[edit]

July 30: Brother Jonathan sinks

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

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Deaths[edit]

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