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Sherman in the Carolinas

The destruction of Columbia and the evacuation of Charleston- the depredations of war.

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The War Focuses on Richmond and South Carolina

The Richmond-Petersburg lines and Sherman’s march through South Carolina worry the Confederacy.

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The Hampton Roads Conference and More Fighting at Petersburg

Representatives of the united States and Confederacy meet at Hampton roads, Virginia to discuss a possible cessation of hostilities, while the Confederates appoint a new Secretary of War and a new round of fighting takes place at Petersburg.

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A New Amendment and Hopes for Peace

The proposed Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution is approved by the United States House of Representatives, and sent out to the states for ratification, while preparations a made for peace negotiations between the two sides.

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