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 of the New Zealand Wars begins
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
Confederate General James LongstreetConfederate General James Longstreet 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
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 & Union General Ulysses S. GrantUS President & Union General 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
Emperor of Mexico Maximilian IEmperor of Mexico Maximilian I Apr 10th - Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico
Apr 12th - Battle of Blair's Landing LA
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")
Confederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford ForrestConfederate General/KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest 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 29th - Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded.
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
May 4th - General Ulysses S. 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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 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)
Confederate General J.E.B. StuartConfederate General J.E.B. Stuart 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 brigadier-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 Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool.
Jun 2nd - Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee Jun 3rd - General Robert E. 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 - Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President 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
US President Abraham LincolnUS President Abraham Lincoln 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 off Cherbourg

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