The Barque “Wallaroo” Arriving at Madras 6th June, 1865. The painting is by British artist Frederick Tudgay.
Madras, in India, is now known as Chennai.
This photograph is from Easter in 1865, which fell on the 16th of April. Pope Pius IX conducts Easter Mass in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
US President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the 15th of April, 1865, at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C.
This image depicting the moment of the assassination is from circa 1900.
US President Abraham Lincoln gave his first inaugural address on the 4th of March, 1861.
The speech, considered by many to be one of the greatest in American history, was delivered in the shadow of the not yet completed dome of the US Capitol in Washington.
This photograph, taken on the 18th of February, 1861, shows people arriving for the inauguration of Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America.
The ceremony took place in Montgomery, Alabama, the first Confederate capital,
Davis served in as leader until he was captured in 1865 at the end of the Civil War.
7th February 1812 – 9th June 1870
On the 1st of February, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. They were admitted to the Confederacy the following month.
The event occurred as part of the Secession Convention, where it was also determined that slavery was beneficial, as “the African race” was ‘an inferior and dependent race’.
This document from the day dissolves the state’s association with the United States.
Despite heavy political support to secede, there was also significant opposition, and many Unionists were executed.
Following their defeat in the American Civil War, Texas was restored to the Union in March 1870.