Fort Monroe, VA

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A transport ship sinks shortly after leaving port in North Carolina, drowning seventeen soldiers Crime/Disasters
Assassination conspirator Samuel Arnold is arrested in the morning at Fortress Monroe in Virginia Crime/Disasters
At Hampton, Virginia, two hundred and forty exchanged Union prisoners reach Fort Monroe Battles/Soldiers
Former Confederate president is transported from Fort Monroe to Richmond to appear in federal court under a writ of habeas corpus. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Richmond, former Confederate president Jefferson Davis appears in federal court under a writ of habeas corpus and is released on bail. Lawmaking/Litigating
In Virginia, General George McClellan joins his troops at Fort Monroe to begin the advance on Richmond Battles/Soldiers
Mission of Confederate Vice-President Stephens seeks negotiations on prisoners Lawmaking/Litigating
Of Cape Hatteras, a Union transport ship burns and sinks, with at least five hundred men, women, and children lost Crime/Disasters
On the Virginia Peninsula, the Army of the Potomac advances to besiege Yorktown Battles/Soldiers
President Lincoln rejects Confederate Vice-President Stephens' offer to negotiate on prisoners Lawmaking/Litigating
Sixty Confederate officers make a daring escape from steamer carrying them to captivity Battles/Soldiers
Union cavalry capture the fleeing Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family south of Macon, Georgia Lawmaking/Litigating
Union General Benjamin Butler declares slaves as "contraband of war" Battles/Soldiers
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