Confederate and U.S. officials work to develop strategies to wage war against each other on the waters.
The Confederacy turns to a new form of naval warfare, expels the last Federal troops from Texas, and continues its military buildup.
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