What Happened on April 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Battle of Ft Blakely AL & Selma AL
  • Battle of Petersburg ends as the Army of Northern Virginia is forced to retreat under heavy fire from a general Union offensive

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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