The Confederate unveils a new metal-plated ram to break the Federal blockade at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
April 4, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln visited the former Confederate capital of Richmond the day after its fall. Rear Admiral David D. Porter, commanding
March 27, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln met with his top commanders to discuss plans for what they hoped would be the last campaign of
February 22, 1865 – Major General John Schofield’s new Federal army captured a once-vital Confederate port city on the North Carolina coast. Schofield’s Federals moved
February 19, 1865 – The Confederate garrison guarding Wilmington, North Carolina, became one of many to fall to overwhelming Federal numbers this month. As February
January 16, 1865 – Federal troops occupied Fort Fisher, the gateway to the last Confederate seaport at Wilmington, North Carolina. The Confederate garrison defending Fisher