Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston finds himself at odds with President Jefferson Davis over strategy, and the Confederate secretary of war resigns.
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Lincoln Sneaks into Washington
President-elect Abraham Lincoln reaches the capital after traveling through Baltimore in the middle of the night to avoid a possible assassination attempt.
The Confederate General-in-Chief
January 26, 1865 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis signed a bill into law creating the military rank of general-in-chief of all Confederate armies. The Confederate
Taylor Takes Over the Army of Tennessee
January 23, 1865 – Confederate President Jefferson Davis accepted the resignation of General John Bell Hood as commander of the Army of Tennessee and replaced
The South Carolina Campaign Begins
January 19, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman issued orders for his Federal troops to start moving north, out of Savannah and into South
Hood Replaces Johnston
July 17, 1864 – President Jefferson Davis gambled by replacing General Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee with the untried