Federal forces use a destructive new weapon to reduce a key fort guarding the entrance to Savannah Harbor.
Delegates to the Georgia State Convention at Milledgeville vote 208 to 89 in favor of seceding from the Union.
The Florida legislature kicks off the month by meeting in special session to consider seceding from the Union. Other states would soon follow.
As the secession frenzy intensified in Georgia, it began rapidly spreading into other southern states as well.
Federal cavalry seized Jefferson Davis and members of his party near Irwinville, Georgia.
Jefferson Davis reunited with his family at Dublin, Georgia, after responding to rumors that they were under attack by desperate Confederate troops.