Confederate envoys board a steamship in the hopes of eluding the Federal blockade and reaching Europe to gain Confederate recognition.
Federal forces seize an important base to be used as a staging area for future operations in the Gulf of Mexico.
President Abraham Lincoln issues an order imposing a naval blockade on ports in the Confederate states.
President Abraham Lincoln orders the reinforcement of Fort Pickens at Pensacola, but mix-ups in orders make it more difficult than intended.
Abraham Lincoln meets with a prominent Republican and receives a recommendation about another regarding cabinet appointments.
April 19, 1865 – Funeral services for Abraham Lincoln took place at the White House. After the doctors pronounced Lincoln dead on the 15th, bells