What Happened on April 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Ft Blakely AL & Selma AL
  • Battle of Petersburg, VA (Ft Gregg, Sutherland's Station)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis

Famous Deaths

  • Ambrose Powell Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39
  • Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60