Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law giving away 160-acre plots to settlers who agree to tend to the land for five years.
Tag: Andrew Johnson
The Crittenden-Johnson Resolution
Congress approves a resolution to define the purpose of the Federal war effort.
For the Ultimate Success of Our Arms
The U.S. Congress defiantly resolves that the defeat at Bull Run will not stop the Federals from achieving ultimate victory.
A Set of Aristocrats and Overbearing Tyrants
Tennessee voters approve secession from the Union, but eastern Tennessee remains defiantly Unionist.
Andrew Johnson’s Presidential Restoration Plan
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 Triumphant Grand Review
The “Grand Armies of the Republic” staged a triumphant review through Washington to celebrate the Federal victory and end of the war.