Jefferson Davis and four southern senators deliver emotional farewell speeches before following their home states out of the Union.
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Jefferson Davis Arrives Off Virginia
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 Escorted to the Coast
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 Niagara Peace Talks
July 5, 1864 – Influential newspaper editor Horace Greeley begged President Abraham Lincoln to meet with Confederate agents who were supposedly willing to discuss ways