Confederate and U.S. officials work to develop strategies to wage war against each other on the waters.
Tag: Stephen R. Mallory
A Matter of the First Necessity
The Confederacy turns to a new form of naval warfare, expels the last Federal troops from Texas, and continues its military buildup.
Bidding a Final Adieu in the Senate
Jefferson Davis and four southern senators deliver emotional farewell speeches before following their home states out of the Union.
Jefferson Davis Reaches Sandersville
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 Stops at Abbeville
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.
The Fall of Richmond
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