February 2, 1865
Maj. Gen. John G. Parke, USA, resumes the command of the 9th US Army Corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
President Abraham Lincoln travels from Washington, D.C., to Fortress Monroe, VA, and joins his Secretary of State William H. Seward, aboard the River Queen, where they plan to meet with the Confederate peace delegation the next day.
Major General George G. Meade is made a Major General in the Regular Army, to match his rank in the U. S. volunteers.
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