Historical Events for Year 1864

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Jan 11th - Charing Cross Station opens in London
Jan 14th - Battle of Cosby Creek, TN
Jan 14th - General Sherman begins his march to the South
Jan 16th - Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
Jan 17th - General Longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN
Jan 21st - The Tauranga Campaign starts during the Maori Wars in New Zealand.
Jan 27th - Battle of Fair Gardens, TN
Jan 27th - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
Jan 28th - Battle of New Bern, NC
Feb 1st - -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
Feb 1st - 2nd German-Danish war begins
Feb 1st - Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
Feb 2nd - -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
Feb 3rd - Sherman's march through Mississippi
Feb 4th - Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi
Feb 5th - Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
Feb 6th - -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
Feb 7th - Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida
Feb 13th - Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
Confederate General James LongstreetConfederate General James Longstreet Feb 15th - Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans
Feb 16th - Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
Feb 17th - Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic
Feb 19th - Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members)
Feb 20th - Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
Feb 21st - -22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi
Feb 21st - 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
Feb 22nd - -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
Feb 22nd - 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
Feb 22nd - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee
Feb 24th - -Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
Feb 27th - 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
Feb 27th - Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
Feb 28th - -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
Feb 28th - -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond
Mar 1st - Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built)
Mar 1st - Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree
Mar 5th - 1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge
US President Ulysses S. GrantUS President Ulysses S. Grant Mar 9th - Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army
Mar 10th - Grant is named commander of the Union armies
Mar 10th - Red River campaign LA
Mar 11th - Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee
Mar 11th - The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
Mar 14th - Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
Mar 14th - Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
Mar 15th - Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA
Mar 18th - Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
Mar 19th - Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris
Mar 21st - Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
Mar 23rd - Encounter at Camden AR
Mar 25th - Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid)
Mar 29th - Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece
Mar 29th - Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas
Mar 30th - Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas
Apr 2nd - Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana
Apr 2nd - Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas
Apr 3rd - Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas
Apr 4th - Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
Apr 8th - Battle of Mansfield, La; Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor
Apr 9th - Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities
Apr 10th - Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes emperor of Mexico
Apr 12th - Battle of Blair's Landing LA
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford ForrestConfederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest Apr 12th - Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn
Apr 15th - General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas
Apr 17th - Battle of Plymouth, NC
Apr 17th - Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
Apr 17th - Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
Apr 18th - Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition)
Apr 22nd - US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust")
Apr 23rd - Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry)
Apr 25th - Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition)
Apr 29th - -30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas
Apr 29th - The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
Apr 30th - Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed
Apr 30th - New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee
May 1st - -8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign)
May 1st - Atlanta campaign, GA begins
May 1st - Wilderness campaign
May 3rd - 3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault
May 4th - -16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee May 4th - General Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River
May 5th - Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge
May 5th - Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke
May 5th - Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern)
May 5th - Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA
May 6th - Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA
May 6th - Battle of Wilderness-Gen Longstreet seriously injured
May 6th - General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia
May 7th - Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500)
May 7th - Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
May 8th - Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff)
May 8th - Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton
May 8th - Battle of Spotslyvania Court House begins
May 9th - -20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia
May 9th - Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling)
May 9th - Battle of Dalton, GA
May 9th - Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark
May 10th - Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia
May 10th - Skirmish at Ny River Virginia
May 11th - Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge)
May 11th - Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern
May 12th - Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
May 12th - Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
May 12th - Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid)
May 12th - Butler attacks Drewry's Bluff on James River
May 12th - US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigade-general
May 13th - -16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia
May 15th - Battle of New Market, Virginia
May 15th - Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign)
May 16th - Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13)
May 16th - Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA
May 16th - Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties)
May 17th - Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat
May 18th - Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks)
May 19th - Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred)
May 19th - Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
May 19th - Skirmish at Cassville Georgia
May 20th - Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured
May 20th - Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured
May 21st - GEN David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia
May 21st - Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning.
May 22nd - Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)
May 23rd - Battle of Dallas, GA
May 23rd - Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting
May 25th - Battle of New Hope Church, GA
May 26th - -30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia
May 26th - Territory of Montana formed
May 27th - Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia
May 29th - Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz
May 30th - Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War
May 31st - Raid at Morgan's Kentucky
Jun 1st - -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
Jun 1st - Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
Jun 1st - Confederate cruiser The Georgia sold to The English
Jun 2nd - Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
Jun 3rd - Gen Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
Jun 5th - Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City)
Jun 6th - Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou)
Jun 7th - Abe Lincoln renominated for Pres by Republican Party
Jun 9th - Battle of Big Shanty, GA
Jun 9th - Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha)
Jun 10th - Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River)
Jun 11th - -12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad)
Jun 11th - 300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm
Jun 11th - Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught
Jun 11th - Battle of Laurel Hill, WV
Jun 11th - Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg
Jun 12th - Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley
Jun 12th - Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle
Jun 14th - US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears at Cherbourg
Jun 15th - -17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia

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