Rear-Admiral Samuel F. Du Pont angrily refutes claims that he should not have retreated in the recent naval battle in Charleston Harbor.
General P.G.T. Beauregard, commanding the Confederate defenses in South Carolina and Georgia, issues a proclamation warning citizens that a Federal attack on either Charleston or Savannah is imminent.
Federal naval forces make gains in December by capturing various blockade runners and seizing forts along the coast.
March 5, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal armies began crossing the Pee Dee River after leaving a swath of destruction through South
February 4, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman’s two Federal armies were now entirely in South Carolina while what remained of a Confederate resistance
January 10, 1865 – Major General William T. Sherman prepared for what promised to be another devastating Federal march through the southern heartland. After capturing