Historical Events on April 2, 1865

Day of the Week: Sunday

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, Alabmaa, 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