Today in American Civil War History

Sub-Topics: Atlanta Campaign - Robert E Lee - Stonewall Jackson - Ulysses S Grant - William T Sherman

Related Topics: United States of America

Historical Events

Events 1 - 56 of 56

1861-01-09 - 1st hostile act of Civil War; Star of West fired on, Sumter, SC
1861-01-10 - American Civil War: Florida becomes 3rd state to secedes from the Union.
1861-01-18 - American Civil War - Georgia joins South Carolina, Florida, Mississippi, and Alabama in seceding from the United States.
1861-02-01 - American Civil War: Texas becomes the 7th state to secede from the United States.
1861-04-12 - Fort Sumter, SC is shelled by Confederacy, starting Civil War
1861-04-19 - Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
1861-04-25 - American Civil War: The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C.
1861-05-20 - Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War
1861-06-01 - 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
1861-06-01 - British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
1861-06-03 - 1st Civil War land battle-Union defeats Confederacy at Philippi, WV
1861-06-08 - American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union.
1861-07-16 - Battle of Bull Run, the 1st major battle of the Civil War, is fought
1861-07-21 - 1st major battle of Civil War ends (Bull Run), Va - South wins
1861-08-29 - American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
1861-09-13 - 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
1861-11-02 - American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Fremont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter.
1861-12-09 - American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
1862-03-03 - Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)
1862-03-31 - Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River
1862-04-29 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during US Civil War
1862-09-17 - Battle of Antietam, bloodiest day in Civil War (Sharpsburg Md), 23, 110 die
1862-09-17 - American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
1862-09-30 - First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1862-12-31 - -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War
1863-01-08 - American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
1863-01-17 - Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
1863-01-26 - American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)
1863-01-31 - 1st black Civil War regiment, SC Volunteers, mustered into US army
1863-05-14 - American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, MS takes place.
1863-05-28 - 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in Civil War
1863-08-08 - American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. During the early 20th century, the day was celebrated by blacks in Tennessee as a holiday.
1863-09-20 - Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga Tenn, ends
1863-11-03 - Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War
1864-01-27 - Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va
1864-02-20 - Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
1864-06-03 - Gen Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor
1864-07-29 - American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC.
1864-09-18 - Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
1864-10-28 - Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
1864-11-16 - Union General William T Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War
1864-11-22 - American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
1865-02-17 - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
1865-02-27 - Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1865-05-12 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1865-05-13 - S Brownsville, TX (Palmito Ranch) Final engagement of Civil War PVT John J Williams of 34th Indiana is last man killed
1865-11-06 - American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.
1866-08-20 - Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over
1868-12-25 - Despite bitter opposition, President A Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
1870-01-16 - Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1870-02-17 - Mississippi becomes 9th state readmitted to US after Civil War
1872-09-14 - Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1885-03-04 - Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War
1913-06-25 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1974-03-07 - "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
1987-05-28 - Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 16 of 16

1809-11-13 - John AB Dahlgren, US Union lt adm/inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon)
1815-08-29 - Anna Ella Carroll, US, civil war writer (Reconstruction)
1826-04-26 - Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General (d. 1872
1832-02-27 - Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, died in 1872
1837-06-17 - Vincent Strong, civil war fighter, died in 1863
1841-01-30 - Alfred Townsend George, Civil War journalist, died in 1914
1841-11-13 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Brevet Brigadier General (d. 1913)
1842-03-28 - William Harvey Carney, American Civil War officier (d. 1908)
1842-10-28 - Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War)
1842-11-14 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
1843-12-23 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
1844-06-01 - John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
1846-02-14 - Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient. (d. 1901)
1899-10-09 - Bruce Catton, US, historian/writer (Civil War)
1902-10-25 - Henry Steele Commager, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, American historian (Atlas of Civil War)
1953-07-29 - Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], Brooklyn, New York, American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball)

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 21 of 21

1862-09-01 - Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
1863-05-10 - Thomas Jackson, ["Stonewall"], Confederate general (Civil War), dies at 39
1863-11-24 - Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
1864-10-26 - "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War rebel guerrilla leader (b. 1839)
1869-07-15 - A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK
1870-02-14 - St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General (b. 1815)
1891-02-14 - William Tecumseh Sherman, Union Civil War General, dies at 71
1896-01-15 - Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
1898-03-11 - William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
1901-09-25 - Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
1911-03-13 - John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
Confederate General Thomas JacksonConfederate General Thomas Jackson (1863-05-10) 1913-07-07 - Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General (b.1841)
1914-02-24 - Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
1915-09-13 - Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)
1916-01-03 - Grenville M. Dodge, American Civil War Union Army Major General (b. 1831)
1918-03-20 - Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
1920-04-29 - William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
1924-11-04 - Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
1959-03-16 - John Sailling, last documented Civil War vet, dies at 111
1959-12-19 - Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
1978-08-28 - Bruce Catton, US historian/writer (Civil War), dies at 78


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