With the number of prisoners of war quickly growing, Federals and Confederates agree to a tentative system of prisoner exchange.
Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention at Baton Rouge vote 113 to 17 to become the sixth state to secede from the Union.
November 7, 1864 – By November, most pundits believed that President Abraham Lincoln and his Republican party would win the upcoming elections. However, the Republicans
May 18, 1864 – A forged presidential proclamation was sent to the press in an effort to drive up the price of gold. This caused
August 7, 1863 – President Abraham Lincoln rejected New York Governor Horatio Seymour’s request to suspend the military draft in his state. The Enrollment Act,