Both Federals and Confederates claim victory after a terrible two-day battle, while the shock of such enormous human loss starts to sink in.
Reinforced Federals launch a counterattack in southwestern Tennessee, and one of the most horrific battles of the war comes to an end.
Federal forces advance into Tennessee following the fall of Fort Donelson and seize the first Confederate state capital of the war.
The Confederate try breakout out of the Federal grip around Fort Donelson before deciding on whether or not to surrender.
Federal forces accepted the parole of the last major Confederate force east of the Mississippi River.
April 2, 1865 – Federal cavalry led by Major General James H. Wilson captured the important manufacturing city of Selma, Alabama. Selma was one of