The Confederacy continues working to get support from Great Britain, even at the cost of holding the British economy hostage.
Confederate envoys try to garner foreign support as the U.S. State Department warns the foreign powers not to recognize Confederate independence.
Three Confederate commissioners go to Washington to negotiate the peaceful transfer of Fort Sumter from U.S to Confederate hands.
Jefferson Davis works to obtain foreign recognition for the new Confederacy as Federal military officers resign to go South.
October 7, 1864 – The Federal steam sloop U.S.S. Wachusett captured the famed Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Florida under dubious circumstances that threatened diplomatic relations
December 7, 1863 – The fourth session of the First Confederate States Congress opened in Richmond. The members of Congress assembled amid very trying times