Jefferson Davis and four southern senators deliver emotional farewell speeches before following their home states out of the Union.
Congress has just one last compromise proposal to consider, as more and more people are becoming convinced that disunion is inevitable.
South Carolinians and the Federal garrison in Charleston Harbor settle into an uneasy truce; for how long, nobody knows.
Delegates to the Mississippi State Convention vote 84 to 15 in favor of seceding from the Union.
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 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.