Jefferson Davis and what was left of the Confederate government-in-exile was sent under Federal guard to Augusta, Georgia, from which they would be shipped by water to the coast.
A skirmish that took place in south Texas after the war ended ironically resulted in Confederate victory.
The eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln finally received legal counsel and pleaded not guilty to the military commission trying them.
In distant Texas, a Federal expedition threatened to break an informal truce before news arrived that the war was over.
Federal cavalry seized Jefferson Davis and members of his party near Irwinville, Georgia.
President Andrew Johnson continued efforts to quickly restore the Union by approving the installment of Virginia’s new pro-U.S. government.