The Confederate Congress votes to adjourn after approving the relocation of the national capital from Montgomery, Ala., to Richmond, Va.
April 4, 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln visited the former Confederate capital of Richmond the day after its fall. Rear Admiral David D. Porter, commanding
Letter from 1st Sergeant J. Webster Stebbins of Company I, 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, to his mother after his regiment became one of the first
April 3, 1865 – Federal troops entered the Confederate capital, having captured Richmond after four long, hard years of brutal warfare. On the morning of
April 2, 1865 – As Federal forces entered Petersburg, the fall of the Confederate capital was imminent. Richmond’s elite gathered for Communion Sunday services at
December 31, 1863 – With the coming of a new year, morale among southerners fell to an all-time low as prospects for a Federal victory