April 1865 was a tumultuous month that saw the end of the American Civil War. The month witnessed the fall of Richmond, Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, President Lincoln’s assassination, and pursuit of John Wilkes Booth. This four-session class will examine Lee’s desperate escape from Petersburg, the near-successful plot to decapitate the Union government, and the eventual surrender of Rebel forces. The class is based on Jay Wink’s book April 1865 - The Month That Saved America.
The class will be held at Collin College in Plano, Texas as part of their continuing education program. The first class will be on April 1 at from 1:00 to 2:20 pm. For those of you outside Collin County, Texas, I have put pdfs of the classes on my web site Civil War Jouneys at April 1865.
|Richmond in Ruins|
|Union Troops at Appomattox Court House|
|John W. Booth|