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