Federal forces invade Alabama for the first time and capture a strategic town as part of a grand plan to capture Chattanooga.
From Thomas Lightfoot, 6th Alabama
Letter from 2nd Lt. Thomas Lightfoot, 6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry, to his cousin.
The Alabama Secession
Alabama troops seize key Federal installations in the state before the convention to consider secession even gets under way.
Striking While It Is Yet To-day
The Florida legislature kicks off the month by meeting in special session to consider seceding from the Union. Other states would soon follow.
Taylor Surrenders to Canby
Federal forces accepted the parole of the last major Confederate force east of the Mississippi River.
The Fall of Mobile
April 12, 1865 – Eight months after the Federal navy sealed off Mobile Bay, Federal troops finally captured the city itself. Lieutenant General Ulysses S.
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