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Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry was part of the forces Richard Taylor surrendered to E.R.S. Canby at Citronelle, Ala. Despite this fact, Federal commanders worried that Forrest would decide to keep up the fight instead of surrendering.
Since evacuating Richmond, Va., on April 2, 1865, Jefferson Davis and the rest of the Confederate cabinet had been on the run. While some made their escape, Davis was caught in Irwinville, Ga.
By the end of April 1865, it was apparent the end of the war was near. Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox. Abraham Lincoln was killed by an assassin. Jefferson Davis was a fugitive trying to stay one step ahead of the federal pursuit to capture him. That April, Richard Taylor met with E.R....