Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law establishing the first Federal paper currency in U.S. history–the “U.S. Note.”
Jefferson Davis takes the oath of office to become the first official president of the Confederate States of America.
President and Mrs. Lincoln’s 12-year-old son dies from what doctors call “bilious,” or typhoid, fever.
Federal troops arrest General Charles P. Stone in the early morning hours after new “evidence” surfaces confirming Stone’s disloyalty to the Union.
First Lady Mary Lincoln hosts a lavish ball at the White House, prompting some to criticize her for being insensitive to those suffering hardships due to war.
George B. McClellan submits a 22-page report arguing in favor of his plan to move the Federal Army of the Potomac down the Virginia coast by water.