1865 - The Stars and Stripes was ceremoniously raised over Fort Sumter, South Carolina.
1865 - U.S. President Lincoln and his wife Mary attended the play "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater. At 10:13 p.m., during the third act of the play, John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln in the head. Lincoln never regained consciousness and died the next morning.
U.S. Civil War Quotes
"You can have no conflict without being yourselves the aggressors." - U.S. President Lincoln in his inauguration address on March 4, 1861.