In distant Texas, a Federal expedition threatened to break an informal truce before news arrived that the war was over.
May 20, 1864 – One of the greatest Federal military disasters of the war finally ended. Federals under Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey, an engineer by
May 2, 1864 – Major General Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas began returning to Little Rock, while Federal naval forces on the Red River
April 30, 1864 – Confederates attacked Major General Frederick Steele’s Federal Army of Arkansas as it tried crossing the Saline River to get back to
April 25, 1864 – Confederates tried to intercept a force searching for supplies to feed the hungry Federal troops isolated at Camden. Major General Frederick
April 15, 1864 – The deadline arrived for Major General Nathaniel P. Banks to return Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal troops, even though Banks