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31 January 2006
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1863 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army

1865 House passes the 13th Amendment.
The U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States. It read, "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude...shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."
Just for your information, the last 3 states to ratify the 13th Amendment were Delaware (Feb. 12, 1901), Kentucky (March 18, 1976), and Mississippi (March 16, 1995)
Mississippi ratified the amendment, but because the state has never officially notified the US Archivist, the ratification is not official.


1865 General Robert E. Lee is appointed Commander-in-Chief of all Confederate Armies.
 
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