Henry W. Halleck issues General Orders as part of his Federal program to suppress alleged disloyalty in Missouri.
Confederate officials hang two men as part of an effort to stop Unionists from sabotaging the Confederacy by burning bridges in eastern Tennessee.
Jefferson Davis threatens to execute Federal prisoners if the Federals go through on their threat to execute the crew that had captured the U.S.S. Enchantress as pirates.
The ocean vessel conveying Jefferson Davis and other captured members of his government arrived at Fortress Monroe, on the tip of Virginia’s York-James Peninsula.
Jefferson Davis and what was left of the Confederate government-in-exile was sent under Federal guard to Augusta, Georgia, from which they would be shipped by water to the coast.
The eight people accused of conspiring to assassinate Abraham Lincoln finally received legal counsel and pleaded not guilty to the military commission trying them.