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February 3, 1865 On the River Queen five men, US President Abraham Lincoln, US Secretary of State William Seward, CS Vice-president Alexander Stephens, along with John Campbell and RMT Hunter discuss peace terms at the Hampton Roads Conference near Fort Monroe. The conference was a failure. Virginia
  Hampton Roads
  Abraham Lincoln
  William Seward
  Alexander Stephens
February 5, 1865 Battle of Hatchers Run (Petersburg) Virginia
February 6, 1865 John C. Breckinridge becomes Confederate Secretary of War
  John Breckinridge
February 17, 1865 Sherman captures Columbia. The city is burned, but responsibility for the blaze is still a "hotly" disputed topic. South Carolina
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 17, 1865 Charleston is evacuated South Carolina
February 18, 1865 Charleston is surrendered South Carolina
February 22, 1865 Following a bombardment by gunboats under the command of Rear Admiral David Porter, William T. Sherman captures Wilmington North Carolina
  David Porter
  William Tecumseh Sherman
February 22, 1865 General Robert E. Lee appoints Joe Johnston as commander of the only other effective fighting force in what remains of the Confederate States of America, in North Carolina North Carolina
  Robert E. Lee
  Joseph E. Johnston
February 22, 1865 Voters approve a new constitution, including the abolition of slavery, in Tennessee Tennessee
  abolition
February 25, 1865 Joe Johnston assumes command of the Confederate Army in North Carolina North Carolina
  Joseph E. Johnston
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