Jefferson Davis and four southern senators deliver emotional farewell speeches before following their home states out of the Union.
Jefferson Davis and his small Confederate escort reached the banks of the Oconee River in Georgia, while Federal forces rapidly closed in on them.
Jefferson Davis and his dwindling government-in-exile held what turned out to be their last council of war in their southward flight to avoid Federal capture.
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 14, 1864 – After taking Fort McAllister, Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal armies shifted their focus to Savannah itself. The capture of Fort
February 6, 1863 – Secretary of State William H. Seward unilaterally declined an offer by French Emperor Napoleon III to mediate the conflict between the