Following months of intense siege, on Apr. 3, 1865, Union forces finally captured the Confederate capital, Richmond, Virginia. The final days of the American Civil War saw the Confederate cabinet escape, with Richmond in neary complete ruin and destruction. Surrender followed just days after.
Today In History- April 3
Union forces capture Richmond, Virginia, the capital of the Confederate States of America.
Union captures Confederate capital in decisive battle.
- Richmond, Virginia
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