April 13, 1865 – Despite the recent Confederate disasters, President Jefferson Davis was determined to continue the fight. Davis refused to acknowledge that the cause
April 10, 1865 – President Jefferson Davis and the Confederate government-in-exile left Danville, Virginia, for Greensboro, North Carolina, upon learning of General-in-Chief Robert E. Lee’s
February 27, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman’s Federals continued their devastating northward march and approached the North Carolina state line by month’s end.
February 22, 1865 – Major General John Schofield’s new Federal army captured a once-vital Confederate port city on the North Carolina coast. Schofield’s Federals moved
February 18, 1865 – City officials surrendered Charleston, South Carolina, to Federal forces this morning. Charleston was the Confederacy’s prized port city, having defied a
February 14, 1865 – By this time, Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal armies were moving directly toward the South Carolina capital of Columbia. Sherman