President Andrew Johnson issued two proclamations designed to continue Abraham Lincoln’s plan to restore the Confederates states to the U.S. This began what would ultimately become a bitter feud between the president and the Radical Republicans in Congress.
The “Grand Armies of the Republic” staged a triumphant review through Washington to celebrate the Federal victory and end of the war.
The ocean vessel conveying Jefferson Davis and other captured members of his government arrived at Fortress Monroe, on the tip of Virginia’s York-James Peninsula.
President Andrew Johnson continued efforts to quickly restore the Union by approving the installment of Virginia’s new pro-U.S. government.
Andrew Johnson authorized a military commission to try the eight people accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.
April 27, 1865 – Federal officials brought the body of John Wilkes Booth back to Washington as the alleged accomplices to his scheme were rounded