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Scout: Bath County, VA April 15 - 23, 1865 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 Action: Columbus, GA April 16, 1865 Skirmish: Crawford, AL April 16, 1865 Scout: Dakota City, Nebraska Territory April 12 - 16, 1865 Expedition from: Eastern Tennessee March 20 - April 27, 1865 Operation: Fort Laramie, Nebraska Territory April 1 - May 27, 1865 Scout: Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory April 12 - 25, 1865 Action: Fort Tyler, GA April 16, 1865 Expedition from: Georgetown, SC April 5 - 25, 1865 Skirmish: Girard, AL April 16, 1865 Scout: Highland County, VA April 15 - 23, 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 Operation: Northern Alabama January 31 - April 24, 1865 Skirmish: Opelika, AL April 16, 1865 Scout: Pocohontas County, WV April 15 - 23, 1865 Scout: Randolph County, WV April 15 - 23, 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 Action: West Point, GA April 16, 1865 Raid: Western North Carolina March 21 - April 25, 1865 Raid: Wilson's Raid March 22 - April 24, 1865
Death: Brigadier General Robert Charles Tyler, CSA, is killed by a Federal sharpshooter, while defending a Confederate earthwork, called Fort Tyler, on the west side of West Point, Georgia, against advancing Federal cavalry under Brigadier General James H. Wilson, USA
(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.)
Secretary Welles directed: "To prevent the escape of the assassin who killed the President and attempted the life of Secretary of State, search every vessel that arrives down the bay. Permit no vessel to go to sea without such search, and arrest and send to Washington any suspicious persons." Response was immediate; ships took stations "on the coast of Maryland and Virginia."(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.)
The Navy Department directed that on 17 April a gun be fired in honor of the late President Lincoln each half hour, from sunrise to sunset, that all flags be kept at half-mast until after the funeral, and that officers wear mourning crepe for six months.
Confederate President Jefferson Davis, with the remnants of the Confederate government, arrive at Lexington, 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.)