The Battle of Gettysburg is the most important and famous battle of the Civil War. The Union took its victory in this battle. There was a total of 45,000 casualties making it the bloodiest battle in American history.
Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox Court House which officially brought the Civil War to an end.
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States, was assassinated on April 14th, 1865 by well known stage actor John Wilkes Booth.