Federal forces accepted the parole of the last major Confederate force east of the Mississippi River.
Jefferson Davis reunited with his family at Dublin, Georgia, after responding to rumors that they were under attack by desperate Confederate troops.
Jefferson Davis and his small Confederate escort reached the banks of the Oconee River in Georgia, while Federal forces rapidly closed in on them.
Abraham Lincoln and his son Willie were laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery in their hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
Jefferson Davis and his dwindling government-in-exile held what turned out to be their last council of war in their southward flight to avoid Federal capture.
Andrew Johnson authorized a military commission to try the eight people accused of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate Abraham Lincoln.