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June 3, 1864 – A costly mistake by Grant results in 7,000 Union casualties in just 20 minutes at Cold Harbor, Virginia

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June, 1864 – Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant begin a siege of Petersburg, Virginia while other Union forces under Sherman begin a siege of Atlanta, Georgia

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November 8, 1864 – President Abraham Lincoln is re-elected to a second term, defeating Democratic candidate and former Union General George B. McClellan

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November 15, 1864 – After the destruction of Atlanta’s railroad yards, Sherman begins his march to the sea through Georgia

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December 15-16, 1864 – Confederate General John Bell Hood’s Confederate Army of 23,000 is crushed by Union Generaly George Thomas’s 55,000 Union troops at the Battle of Nashville

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December 21, 1864 – Sherman reaches the sea at Savannah, Georgia, leaving behind a 300 mile long path of destruction through the South from Sherman. Sherman telegraphs Lincoln and offers Savannah as a Christmas present.

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January 31, 1865 – Congress approves legislation proposing the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery, which is then submitted to the States for their approval

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