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  • $1,180,000,000
  • Booth was actor…shot him in the back of the head…lincoln died the next morning…tracked to a barn in VA and the barn was burned…either took own life or was shot

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  • 1. 1864
  • 2. March to the Sea • Lincoln ordered a total war against the South • Started a war of attrition – wear down and destroy the south • William T. Sherman led the march from Atlanta, GA to Savannah, GA
  • 3. William T. Sherman
  • 4. • Union burns EVERYTHING they come across. • Leaves in its wake $100 million in damage in Georgia
  • 5. Siege of Petersburg • Petersburg was major railroad junction that fed into Richmond • Grant laid a 25 mile long siege • Held them there for nine months
  • 6. • Jefferson Davis abandoned Richmond and moved capitol to Danville
  • 7. 1865
  • 8. • Lee slipped out of the siege on April 1, 1865 • By April 9 Lee realizes that there is no hope for the Confederacy • Asks Grant for terms of surrender
  • 9. Terms of Surrender 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Confederates give up their weapons Give their word that they won’t fight again Go home Can keep their personal horses and arms They would be given 25,000 rations
  • 10. • Lee and Grant met at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865
  • 11. Union Casualties • • • • • Killed in action : Died of disease: POW: Nonbattle: Wounded: TOTAL: 111,904 227,580 30,192 24,881 277,401 671,958
  • 12. Confederate Casualties • • • • Killed in action: Died of disease: POW: Wounded: TOTAL: 94,000 164,000 31,000 194,026 483,026
  • 13. • 5 days after the end of the war, John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln
  • 14. John Wilkes Booth