On This Day

What Happened on April 2, 1865

Historical Events

  • Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama, last major battle of the US Civil War
  • Battle of Petersburg ends as the Army of Northern Virginia is forced to retreat under heavy fire from a general Union offensive
  • Battle of Selma, Alabama, Union forces break Confederates defenses to secure the town

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

  • A. P. Hill, Confederate general, killed in action at 39
  • Richard Cobden, founder Anti-Corn-Law League, dies at 60
1865 Highlights

About April 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 155 years, 6 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Aries