Today in American Civil War History

Sub-Topics: Atlanta Campaign

Historical Events

Events 1 - 81 of 81

0657-07-26 - Battle of Siffinduring the first Muslim civil war between Ali ibn Abi Talib and Muawiyah I in Syria.
1635-05-30 - The Peace of Prague signed between the Habsburg Emperor Ferdinand II and the Electorate of Saxony (representing Protestant states of the Holy Roman Empire). It effectively ended the civil war aspect of the Thirty Years' War
1647-06-04 - English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
King Charles IKing Charles I 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 - The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C. (US Civil War)
1861-05-03 - Gen Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War
1861-05-16 - Twiggs Surrender, San Antonio, Texas during US Civil war
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
1861-08-10 - Battle of Wilson's Creek (Oak Hills) Missouri during US Civil War - General Lyon killed
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
1861-10-25 - First Battle of Springfield in Missouri during US Civil War, Union victory
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.
1861-12-19 - Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
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
1862-04-04 - Battle of Yorktown (US Civil War) begins
1862-04-04 - US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War
1862-04-29 - New Orleans fell to Union forces during US Civil War
1862-05-01 - Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans in US Civil War
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee 1862-06-02 - Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virgin during US Civil War
1862-06-30 - Battle at Nelson's Farm/Glendale/Frayser's Farm, Virginia: Confederate assault attack. 6th day of 7 days battles US Civil War
1862-07-01 - US Civil War: Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter's Farm) Union forces repel Confederate attack
1862-08-09 - Battle of Cedar Mountain VA during US Civil War (Slaughter Mountain, Southwest Mountain)
1862-08-29 - 2nd Battle of Bull Run Va (Manassas) during US Civil War
1862-09-14 - Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American 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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman 1863-04-30 - -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces
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
1864-05-30 - Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War
1864-06-03 - General Robert E. 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.
US Civil War Admiral David FarragutUS Civil War Admiral David Farragut 1864-08-05 - US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"
1864-09-18 - Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
1864-09-27 - Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
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
1865-01-31 - Gen Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
1865-02-17 - Columbia SC burns down during Civil War
1865-02-27 - Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
1865-04-06 - Battle of Sayler's Creek during US Civil War, 1/4rd of Lee's army cut off
1865-04-06 - Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war;
1865-05-12 - Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
1865-05-13 - Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry 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.
1866-04-02 - US President Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va
17th US President Andrew Johnson17th US President Andrew Johnson 1866-08-20 - President 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
1871-10-17 - President Grant suspends writ of habeas corpus during US Civil War
1872-09-14 - Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War
1885-03-04 - Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War
US President Grover ClevelandUS President Grover Cleveland 1905-03-25 - Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
1913-06-25 - American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
1922-06-28 - The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.
1967-07-06 - Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
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 - 17 of 17

1807-01-19 - Robert E. Lee, Stratford Virginia, American Confederate General in Chief during US Civil War, (d. 1870)
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
Confederate General Robert E. LeeConfederate General Robert E. Lee (1807-01-19) 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 Weddings

Weddings 1 - 1 of 1

Abolitionist Harriet TubmanAbolitionist Harriet Tubman (1869-03-18) 1869-03-18 - US Abolitionist Harriet Tubman marries civil war veteran Nelson Davis in Auburn NY

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 22 of 22

1862-09-01 - Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
Confederate General Stonewall JacksonConfederate General Stonewall Jackson (1863-05-10) 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
Union General William Tecumseh ShermanUnion General William Tecumseh Sherman (1891-02-14) 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)
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
1998-03-02 - Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95


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