April 1865 Crossword Puzzle

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2 - On April 8th this US General's cavalry struck the rail depot south of Appomattox Station, capturing supplies desperately needed by the Army of Northern Virginia.

3 - Before Lee met with Grant at Appomattox, this general told Lee, "If he does not give us good terms, come back and let us fight it out."  This general was also one of Grant's old friends.

4 - From April 3-10, the Confederate capital was this Virginia town.

5 - Gen. and Mrs. ________ declined Mary Todd Lincoln's request to go to Ford's Theater on April 14th.

6 - This Alabama city was forced to surrender on April 2nd due to a successful raid and battle by US Gen. James Wilson.  CS Gens. Forrest and Taylor escaped.

9 - On April 1st, Robert E Lee told George Pickett to hold this place "at all hazards".

13 - This man wrote about the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia in his memoir, "Passing of the Armies".

16 - Clara Harris and Major Henry __________ accompanied the Lincoln's to Ford's Theater on the 14th.

17 - This person rejected the terms of Sherman and Johnston's surrender agreement.  Ironically, Jefferson Davis had already agreed to it, not knowing that ___________ rejected it.

18 - CS Gen. Richard Taylor and US Gen. ________ declared a truce on April 30th, near Mobile, AL.  Taylor would surrender his army on May 4th.

19 - Gen. Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his Army to William T. Sherman at the _______ House, near Durham Station, NC.

20 - At Petersburg, this general was killed on April 2nd while trying to reach his troops.

21 - This man survived an assassination attempt on April 14th (at the hands of Lewis Powell). Ironically, he was recuperating at home from a near-fatal carriage accident on April 5th.

23 - Supposedly, when Lincoln died, this man said, "Now he belongs to the ages."

25 - Before Lee met with Grant, this general suggested that they fight a guerilla war and not surrender.  Fortunately, Lee rejected this suggestion.

26 - This man owned the "surrender house" at Appomattox.

27 - Because of a Union win at _________________'s Station (April 2), the Confederacy lost the South Side Railroad, their last supply line into Petersburg.

28 - Grant sent a crew to burn this structure (_____ _____), near Farmville.  He hoped to beat Lee to this important crossing. CS cavalry under Fitzhugh Lee and Thomas Rosser destroyed or captured most of this raiding party in a short but bloody fight.


1 - At Appomattox Station, this famous cavalry general burned three trains full of supplies for Lee's army.

2 - On April 27th, this vessel's boiler exploded and between 1200 and 1700 Union soldiers - largely newly released prisoners of war, were killed.  This was the worst naval disaster up to that time.

6 - After this battle, Robert E Lee was shocked to see this battle's survivors streaming along the road and he exclaimed, "My God, has the army dissolved?'"

7 - To whom does this passage from "Passing of the Armies" (At Appomattox) refer?  "_______________ at the head of the column, riding with heavy spirit and downcast face, catches the sound of shifting arms, looks up, and, taking the meaning, wheels superbly, making with himself and his horse one  uplifted figure, with profound salutation as he drops the point of his sword to the boot toe; then facing to his own command, gives word for his successive brigades to pass us with the same position of the manual, - honor answering honor. "

8 - This man disbanded his group of partisan rangers on April 20th.  Ironically, after the war, he befriended Grant and even accepted Republican political appointments.

10 - During the Mobile (AL) campaign, this fort fell to ERS Canby.  African-American soldiers played an important role in this assault.

11 - On April 15th, Lincoln died at the Petersen house, across the street from Ford's Theater.

12 - This man issued General Orders No. 9 on April 10th.

14 - Unfortunately for the Army of Northern Virginia, the army's rations did not arrive at ___________ Court House, and the army was forced to wait.  The Confederates lost a day of marching, and the Union began to catch up.

15 - On April 14th, Lincoln and his wife saw this play at Ford's Theater: "Our ________  ________".

22 - This Southern city was evacuated on April 2nd.

24 - Ely _______, a Seneca Indian, was Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's secretary.  He was present at the surrender ceremony for the Army of Northern Virginia.










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