April 2, 1865 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

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