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Expedition to: Camden, SC April 5 - 25, 1865 Campaign: Campaign of the Carolinas January 1 - April 26, 1865 Operations: Canyon City Road, OR January 1 - November 30, 1865 Campaign: Carolinas, Campaign of the January 1 - April 26, 1865 Raid from: Chickasaw, AL March 22 - April 24, 1865 Expedition to: Claiborne, AL April 9 - 17, 1865 Expedition to: Clinton, LA March 20 - April 20, 1865 Scout: Dakota City, Nebraska Territory April 12 - 16, 1865 Expedition from: Eastern Tennessee March 20 - April 27, 1865 Skirmish: Eight Mile Creek Bridge, AL April 13, 1865 Operation: Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory April 1 - May 27, 1865 Scout: Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory April 12 - 25, 1865 Expedition from: Georgetown, SC April 5 - 25, 1865 Expedition to: Jackson, LA April 12 - 13, 1865 Scout: Lexington, KY April 13 - 16, 1865 Scouts: Licking, MO April 1 - 30, 1865 Raid: Macon, GA March 22 - April 24, 1865 Campaign: Mobile, AL March 17 - May 4, 1865 Skirmish: Morrisville, NC April 13, 1865 Operation: Northern Alabama January 31 - April 24, 1865 Expedition from: Port Hudson, LA April 12 - 13, 1865 Occupation of: Raleigh, NC April 13, 1865 Expedition to: Santee River, SC April 5 - 15, 1865 Raid: Selma, AL March 22 - April 24, 1865 Expedition to: Southwestern Virginia March 21 - April 25, 1865 Raid: Stoneman's Raid, TN March 21 - April 25, 1865 Scout: Tallahasse Mission, Indian Territory April 12 - 13, 1865 Raid: Western North Carolina March 21 - April 25, 1865 Skirmish: Wetumpka, GA April 13, 1865 Skirmish: Whistler, AL April 13, 1865 Raid: Wilson's Raid March 22 - April 24, 1865
Appointment: Major General Frederick Steele, USA, is assigned command of all Federal troops and posts on the east side of Mobile Bay, Alabama, with the exception of the troops belonging to the Federal 16th Army Corps
(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)
After Appomattox, Confederate resistance elsewhere rapidly gave way. From the North Carolina Sounds, Commander Macomb reported: "The rebels have evacuated Weldon, burning the bridge, destroying the ram at Edwards Ferry, and throwing the guns at Rainbow Bluff into the river. Except for torpedoes the [Roanoke] river is therefore clear for navigation. The floating battery, as I informed you in my No. 144, has got adrift from Halifax and been blown up by one of their own torpedoes."(Source: Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. pp. I:1-41; II:1-117; III:1-170; IV:1-152; V:1-134. 1971: Naval History Division, Navy Department.)
U.S.S. Ida, commanded by Acting Ensign Franklin Ellms, struck a torpedo on her starboard side and sank in Mobile Bay. Ida was the fifth vessel in less than five weeks to be sunk by a Confederate torpedo in the vicinity of Mobile.
Federal Major General William T. Sherman, USA, enters Raleigh, North Carolina, as he continues his pursuit of Confederate forces of General Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, towards the new temporary Confederate capital at Greensborough, North Carolina.
(Source: The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)