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Jan 19 Texas: Confederate Heroes Day
(Observed on the birth date of Robert E. Lee)
Confederate Heroes Day Robert E. Lee
Jan 29
1756
Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee (Virginia-born Statesman, Cavalry Soldier) Virginia American Civil War
Dec 12
1806
Stand Watie (Georgia-born Leader of the Cherokee Indians and Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army) Stand Watie American Civil War Cherokee Indian Nation
Jan 13
1807
Napoleon Bonaparte Buford (Kentucky-born Union Soldier) Napoleon Bonaparte Buford The American Civil War
Jan 19
1807
Robert E. Lee (Virginia-born Confederate General) Robert E. Lee American Civil War
Nov 11
1811
Ben McCulloch (Tennessee-born Fighter for the Texas Revolution, Civil War General) Ben McCulloch Texas Revolution American Civil War
Sep 18
1815
Henry C. Wayne (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 7
1816
Stephen Miller (Pennsylvania-born Governor of Minnesota; Union General) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Minnesota Historical Society
Jan 30
1816
Nathaniel Banks (Massachusetts-born Union General) Massachusetts Military Leaders American Civil War History Channel
Nov 3
1816
Jubal Early (Virginia-born Confederate General) Jubal Early American Civil War
Nov 26
1816
William Henry Talbot Walker (Georgia-born Confederate General). Georgia Military Figures American Civil War State of Georgia
Dec 19
1817
James Archer (Maryland-born Confederate General) James Archer American Civil War
Oct 12
1818
Elizabeth Van Lew (Virginia-born Union Spy During the American Civil War) Virginia Military Leaders American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
Sep 6
1819
William S. Rosecrans (Ohio-born Union General) Ohio Military Leaders American Civil War Ohio Historical Society
Nov 23
1819
Benjamin Prentiss (Virginia-born Union General) Virginia Military Leaders American Civil War History Channel
Sep 21
1820
John Reynolds (Pennsylvania-born Union Civil War General) John Reynolds American Civil War History Channel
Jan 7
1821
Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell (Georgia-born Member of the U.S. Congress; Confederate General) Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 8
1821
James Longstreet (South Carolina-born Confederate General) James Longstreet The American Civil War
Jan 15
1821
Lafayette McLaws (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 21
1821
John C. Breckinridge (U.S. Vice-President/confederate general) Kentucky Political Leaders American Civil War
Dec 28
1822
William Booth Taliaferro (Virginia-born Confederate General) Virginia Military Figures American Civil War History Channel
Sep 22
1823
Thomas Higginson (Massachusetts-born Abolitionist Who Led the First African-American Regiment to Serve in the Civil War) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Abolition American Civil War
Jan 21
1824
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (West Virginia-born Confederate General) Stonewell Jackson American Civil War
Jan 25
1825
George Edward Pickett (Virginia-born Confederate General) Virginia Military Leaders American Civil War
Oct 20
1825
Daniel Sickles (New York City-born Politician, Soldier, Diplomat) New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil War
Dec 3
1826
George McClellan (Pennsylvania-born Union General) George McClellan Abraham Lincoln American Military Leaders American Civil War
Jan 8
1827
James Holt Clanton (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures The American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 6
1827
John Calvin Brown (Tennessee-born Confederate General) John Calvin Brown American Civil War History Channel
Sep 24
1827
Henry Slocum (New York-born Civil War Union General) Henry Slocum American Civil War
Nov 19
1827
Isaac M. St. John (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Aug 24
1828
George Hume "Maryland" Steuart (Maryland-born Confederate General) George Hume Maryland Steuart The American Civil War
Jan 28
1828
Thomas Hindman (Tennessee-born Confederate General) Tennessee Military Figures American Civil War History Channel
Jan 30
1829
Alfred Cumming (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 10
1829
Dandridge McRae (Arkansas-born Confederate General) Arkansas Military Figures American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
Oct 1
1831
Claudius C. Wilson (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
Sep 16
1832
George Washington Custis Lee (Virginia-born Confederate General) Virginia Military Figures U.S. Military Figures American Civil War History Channel
Nov 26
1832
Mary Edwards Walker (New York-born Physician, Feminist, Women's Rights Activist, Civil War Veteran Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor). Mary Edwards Walker Women's Suffrage Medicine American Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor
Dec 23
1832
Hans Mattson (Swedish Pioneer in Minnesota, Union Colonel, U.S. Consul General in India, Newspaper Publisher) Swedish Political and Social Leaders India Minnesota Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Journalism Minnesota Historical Society
Nov 5
1833
Edward D. Tracy (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 9
1833
Sally Louisa Tompkins (Virginia-born Hospital Administrator; the Only Woman Commissioned a Confederate Military Officer) Virginia Military Figures Medical Professionals American Women in the Military American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
Dec 17
1833
James Thadeus Holtzclaw (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University Georgia
Oct 1
1835
Robert H. Anderson (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War
Sep 10
1836
Joseph Wheeler (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia  Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 4
1842
William B. Cushing (Wisconsin-born Civil War Hero) Wisconsin Military Figures American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Dec 17
1842
John Maberry (Delaware-born Recipient of the Medal of Honor at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863) Delaware Military Figures Congressional Medal of Honor American Civil War State of Delaware
Dec 30
1842
Josiah Walls (Virginia-born African-American Slave, Soldier, Teacher; First African-American Member of the U.S. Congress from Florida) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders Slavery American Civil War Reconstruction African-American Polticial and Social Leaders African American Registry
Sep 20
1867
Sterling Price (Virginia-born Governor of Missouri and Confederate General) Virginia  Military Figures Missouri Political and Social Leaders American Civil War
Nov 1
1871
Stephen Crane (New Jersey-born Author: The Red Badge of Courage) Stephen Crane The American Civil War
Nov 24
1888
Margaret Davis Cate (Georgia-born Educator, Historian) Georgia Carolina Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note U.S. History Revolutionary War American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 9
1899
Bruce Catton (Michigan-born Historian) Bruce Catton American Civil War
Nov 17
1916
Shelby Foote (Mississippi-born American Civil War Historian, Author) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Civil War Writer's Almanac
Oct 1
1920
David Herbert Donald (Mississippi-born Civil War Historian, Author) Mississippi Authors American Civil War Mississippi Writers Project
Nov 24
1946
Michael B. Ballard (Mississippi-born Historian) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators American Civil War

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
Sep 14
1862
Jesse Lee Reno (West Virginia-born Union General Killed in Action at the Battle of South Mountain) West Virginia Military Figures World War I West Virginia State Archives
Oct 30
1862
Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell (Kentucky-born Union General: Died of Yellow Fever) Ormsby MacKnight Mitchell American Civil War Yellow Fever History Channel
Jan 4
1863
Roger Hanson (Kentucky-born Confederate General Who Died from Combat Wounds) Roger Hanson American Civil War
Nov 27
1863
Claudius Charles Wilson (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Sep 4
1864
John Hunt Morgan (Kentucky-born Confederate Cavalry Leader Killed Leading a Raid on Greenville, Tennessee) John Hunt Morgan Greenville, Tennessee American Civil War
Oct 26
1864
"Bloody" Bill Anderson (Kentucky-born Criminal) Bill Anderson Notorious Americans American Civil War
Nov 30
1864
Hiram B. Granbury (Mississippi-born Confederate General from Texas; Killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee) Mississippi Military Figures Texas Military Figures Battle of Franklin, TN Texas State Historical Association
Pat Cleburne (Irish-American Confederate General Killed at the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee Irish Military Figures Tennessee Battle of Franklin, TN Arkansas History Commission
Dec 2
1864
Archibald Gracie (New York City-born Confederate General Killed in Action) New York City Military Leaders Virginia American Civil War
Dec 10
1864
John Carter (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of  Georgia
Nov 10
1865
Henry Wirz (Swiss-born Commander of Andersonville Prison: Government Execution) American Civil War Library of Congress
Oct 9
1868
Howell Cobb (Georgia-born Politician and Confederate General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 12
1870
Robert E. Lee (Virginia-born Leader of the Confederate Army) Virginia Military Leaders Robert E. Lee American Civil War New York Times Virginia Historical Society
Sep 9
1871
Stand Watie (Georgia-born Cherokee Indian and Confederate General) Stand Watie Cherokee Nation American Civil War
Sep 27
1871
James H. Clanton (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 6
1873
William J. Hardee (Georgia-born Confederate General) ) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Sep 10
1875
John C. Vaughn (Tennessee-born Confederate General) Tennessee  Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Sep 27
1876
Braxton Bragg (North Carolina-born Confederate General) North Carolina Military Figures American Civil War
Oct 29
1879
Matthew D. Ector (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 15
1889
Edward Aylsworth Perry (Massachusetts-born 14th Governor of Florida: 1885-1889) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Florida Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 6
1889
Jefferson Davis (Kentucky-born President of the Confederate States of America) Jefferson Davis American Civil War
Jan 2
1892
Montgomery C.Meigs (Georgia-born Union Army General) Georgia Military Leaders American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 15
1896
Matthew Brady (New York-born Photographer) Matthew Brady Photography American Civil War
Aug 22
1900
Emma Sansom (Confederate Heroine Awarded a Gold Medal by the Alabama Legislature) Alabama Military Figures American Female Military Figures American Civil War Alabama State Archives
Dec 18
1901
William Flank Perry (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 2
1904
James Longstreet (South Carolina-born Confederate General) James Longstreet American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 25
1906
Joe Wheeler (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War American Military Figures University of Georgia
Jan 28
1908
John Coburn (Indiana-born Attorney, Legislator, Civil War General, U.S. Congressman) Indiana Political and Social Leaders American Civil War U.S. Congress
Oct 17
1910
Julia Ward Howe (New York City-born Author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic") Julia Ward Howe American Composers and Songwriters American Civil War
Sep 11
1911
William R. Boggs (Georgia-born Confederate General) Georgia Military Figures American Civil War State of Georgia
Sep 5
1912
Arthur MacArthur (Massachusetts-born U.S. Army General; Military Governor of the Philippines; Father of General Douglas MacArthur) Massachusetts Military Figures U.S. Military Figures U.S. Civil War Spanish-American War Wisconsin Historical Society
Sep 28
1917
Elizabeth Scott Neblett (Mississippi-born Civil War Diarist) Mississippi Authors & Illustrators Writing American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Jan 21
1927
John McCausland (West Virginia-born Confederate General) West Virginia Military Figures American Civil War West Viriginia State Archive
Jan 22
1927
John McCausland (Missouri-born Confederate General) Missouri Military Figures American Civil War History Channel

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Sep 6
1853
Colonel William Tecumseh Sherman Resigns His U.S. Army Commission to Become a Banker in San Francisco San Francisco William Tecumush Sherman American Civil War U.S. Army LearnCalifornia
Dec 2
1859
Abolitionist John Brown Is Hanged in Virginia (West Virginia) for His Raid on Harper's Ferry Harper's Ferry John Brown Abolition Notorious Americans Death Virginia Military Institute PBS West Virginia Virginia Archives Virginia Historical Society University of Georgia
Jan 14
1860
House Members Propose Constitutional Amendment That Will Protect Slavery Where It Already Exists U.S. Congress U.S. Constitution Slavery American Civil War History Channel
Sep 28
1860
Three Pro-Slavery Sympathizers Raise a Secessionist Flag in Stockton, California Stockton, California Slavery American Civil War LearnCalifornia
Nov 8
1860
Residents of Savannah, Georgia Rally for Secession Two Days Following Lincoln's Election Georgia Abraham Lincoln American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 17
1860
Georgia Legislature Schedules Jan 16 Convention to Consider Secession Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 20
1860
South Carolina Is the First State to Secede from the Union South Carolina American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 21
1860
South Carolina Is the First State to Secede from the Union South Carolina American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 2
1861
Confederate and Union Artillery Units Duel at Pensacola, Florida Pensacola, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 3
1861
Florida Delegates Convene in Tallahassee to Consider Secession Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Delaware State Legislature Overwhelmingly Votes to Remain in the Union Delaware American Civil War History Channel
Georgia's Savannah Volunteer Militia Seizes Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island Georgia American Civil War National Park Service University of Georgia
Jan 4
1861
Alabama and Florida Governors Order the Seizure of Federal Military Installations in their States Alabama Florida American Civil War Alabama State Archive Florida Historical Society
Jan 8
1861
Florida's Governor Orders Seizure of Federal Forts at Amelia Island and Pensacola Florida American Civil War Forts Florida Historical Society
Jan 10
1861
Florida Secedes from the Union Florida The American Civil War Library of Congress Florida Historical Society
Jan 11
1861
Alabama Secedes from the Union Alabama The American Civil War Alabama Archives
Jan 12
1861
Confederate Forces in Florida Seize the U.S. Navy Yard at Pensacola, Ft. McRee & Ft. Barrancas Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Federal Forces Garrison Fort Pickens on Florida's Santa Rosa Island Key West Florida American Civil War Channel Islands National Park Florida Historical Society
In Marshall, Texas, John W. Barrett Shuts Down His Unionist Newspaper, the Harrison Flag Marshall, Texas Journalism American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Jan 12
1861
The Crittenden Compromise Is Defeated in the U.S. Senate U.S. Congress Slavery U.S. History American Civil War History Channel
Georgia's Secession Convention Assembles in Milledgeville Georgia American Civil War Milledgeville, Georgia University of Georgia
Jan 13
1861
Shots from the Federal Garrison Force Confederates to Abandon Efforts to Surround Fort Pickens Florida Florida Forts American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 14
1861
Florida's U.S. Senators David Levy Yulee and Stephen F. Mallory, Are Officially Informed of Florida's Secession from the Union Florida U.S. Congress American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 18
1861
Georgia's Secession Convention Establishes Requirements for Remaining in the Union Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Despite Confederate Demands, Union Soldiers Refuse to Surrender Florida's Fort Pickens Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 19
1861
Special Georgia State Convention Votes 208-89 to Secede from the Union Georgia Georgia Ordinance of Secession American Civil War History Channel University of Georgia
Federal Forces Occupy Florida's Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas Florida American Civil War Forts National Park Service Florida Historical Society
Jan 21
1861
Florida's Secession Convention Adjourns in Tallahassee Tallahassee, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
At the Secession Convention in Milledgeville, Georgia's Ordinance of Secession Is Signed by All But 6 Delegates Milledgeville, Georgia Historic U.S. Documenets Documents of the American Civil War University of Georgia
Sixth Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Is Formally Organized Massachusetts American Civil War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Jan 22
1861
New York Authorities Seize 200 Guns Purchased for Shipment to Macon, Georgia New York Macon, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 23
1861
Confederate Garrisons in Florida Shut Down the St. Augustine and Jupiter Inlet Lighthouses Florida American Civil War Lighthouses Florida Historical Society
All Georgia Congressmen Resign from the U.S. House of Representatives Georgia U.S. House of Representatives American Civil War University of Georgia
Georgia's Governor Demands Federal Troops to Abandon the Arsenal in Augusta Augusta, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 24
1861
Georgia Militia Take Control of the Federal Arsenal at Augusta Augusta, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 26
1861
Louisiana Is the Sixth Southern State to Secede from the Union Louisiana American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
Jan 30
1861
Georgia Appoints a Trade Commissioner to England and Belgium Great Britain Belgium Georgia American Civil War International Trade University of Georgia
Louisiana Elects Six Delegates to the Confederate Convention in Montgomery Louisiana American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
Jan 31
1861
Louisiana State Government Seizes Control of the U.S. Mint in New Orleans New Orleans Currency American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
Atlanta, Georgia City Council Selects Five Delegates for the Confederate Convention in Montgomery, AL Atlanta, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Aug 28
1861
Federal Soldiers Surrender Fort Marion (Castillo de San Marcos) in St. Augustine to a Company of Local Volunteers Castillo de San Marcos Forts American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Convening in Tallahassee, Florida Delegates Vote 62-5 for Immediate Secession Tallahassee, Florida Voting American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Georgia Senator Robert Toombs Gives His Farewell Speech to the U.S. Senate Georgia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 4
1861
Star of the West Sails from NYC with Troops & Supplies for Fort Sumter, SC New York City South Carolina Naval History Ft. Sumter History Channel
Florida Militia Seize the Chattahoochee Arsenal Containing Over 50,000 Pounds of Gun Powder Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Florida Delegates Reconvene to Consider a Resolution to Secede from the United States Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 29
1861
Kansas Is Admitted as the 34th State of the United States Kansas The American Civil War Library of Congress History Channel
The Secession Convention of the State of Texas Votes Overwhelmingly to Secede from the United States Texas The American Civil War Texas State historical Association
Aug 21
1861
Baton Rouge, Louisiana Is Evacuated Ahead of Advancing Federal Troops Baton Rouge, Louisiana U.S. Civil War State of Louisiana
Aug 22
1861
The Seventh Michigan Infantry Is Mustered Michigan American Civil War State of Michigan
Aug 23
1861
Rose O'Neal Greenhow Arrested as a Confederate Spy Rose Greenhow American Civil War History Channel
Aug 26
1861
Confederate Congress Approves $420,000 for 3 Gunboats to Protect Florida's Waters Florida American Civil War Naval History Economics Florida Historical Association
Aug 27
1861
Union Ships Secure Cape Hatteras, North Carolina North Carolina Naval Military History American Civil War National Park Service History Channel
Aug 28
1861
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Falls to Union Troops North Carolina American Civil War Cape Hatteras National Seashore History Channel
Aug 31
1861
Delaware's Du Pont Company Receives a Contract From the Federal Government for 600,000 Pounds of Gunpowder Delaware American Civil War Business Du Pont Company State of Delaware
Sep 3
1861
Confederate Troops Violate Kentucky's Neutrality by Occupying Columbus, Kentucky Columbus, Kentucky American Civil War History Channel
Sep 6
1861
Union Troops Capture Paducah, KY Kentucky American Civil War U.S. History History Channel
Sep 9
1861
Sally Louisa Tompkins Is the Only Woman Commissioned as an Officer in the Confederate Military Virginia Military Figures American Women in the Military American Civil War Virginia  Historical Society
Sep 10
1861
Battle of Carnifex Ferry Leads to Creation of West Virginia Virginia West Virginia Battle of Carnifex Ferry History Channel West Virginia State Archive
Sep 11
1861
Confederate Troops Take Positions on Western Virginia's Cheat Mountain Virginia Cheat Mountain, West Virginia American Civil War National Park Service History Channel
Sep 12
1861
Confederates Begin 9-day Siege of Lexington, Missouri Missouri The Siege of Lexington History Channel
Sep 13
1861
Wisconsin's 8th Infantry Is Mustered into Service at Camp Randall in Madison Madison, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Sep 14
1861
Federal Troops Burn Confederate Schooner Judah in Florida's Pensacola Bay Florida Naval History Fire Safety American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Sep 16
1861
100+ Massachusetts Women Form a Ladies Soldier's Aid Society to Support Union Men on the Front and to Assist Their Families at Home Massachusetts Women American Civil War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Sep 25
1861
U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Gideon Welles, Authorizes Enlistment of Slaves as Union Sailors American Civil War Slavery African-American Military Figures National Archives African American Registry
Oct 2
1861
Future Delaware Congressman, Edward Martin, Is Arrested on Suspicion of Being a Traitor to the Union Delaware Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress American Civil War Crime State of Delaware
Oct 4
1861
President Lincoln Observes a Balloon Demonstration Near Washington, D.C. Washington. D.C. President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Balloons History Channel
Oct 7
1861
In Tahlequah, Oklahoma, a Treaty Is Signed Aligning the Cherokee Nation with the Confederacy Tahlequah, Oklahoma Cherokee Historic U.S. Documents American Civil War Oklahoma State Library
Oct 10
1861
General Edmund Kirby Smith, a Native of St. Augustine, Is Named to Command the Confederate Districts of Middle and Eastern Florida St. Augustine, Florida The American Civil Florida Historical Society
Oct 11
1861
Confederate Forces in Tampa Capture Sloops William Batty and Lyman Dudley Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
Oct 12
1861
U.S.S. Dale Captures the Schooner Specie Carrying Rice Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State History Association
Oct 13
1861
U.S.S. Keystone State Captures Confederate Steamer Salvor Near Dry Tortugas Islands Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
Oct 14
1861
Confederate General Braxton E. Bragg Assumes Command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida Alabama Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Privately Built in Wilmington, the USS Delaware Is Purchased by the Federal Government to Help Blockade Confederate States Wilmington, Delaware Steamboats American Civil War State of Delaware
Oct 21
1861
Union Suffers Devastating Defeat at Battle of Ball's Bluff, Virginia Virginia Battle of Ball's Bluff History Channel
Oct 24
1861
39 Virginia Counties Approve Formation of a New Unionist State: West Virginia West Virginia Virginia Voting U.S. Civil War West Virginia Division of Culture and History
U.S.S. Rhode Island Captures the Schooner Aristides off Charlotte Harbor, FL Florida U.S. Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
Oct 25
1861
Construction Begins on the Warship Monitor American Civil War Naval History The History Channel
Reinforcements Are Requested for Confederate Troops in New Mexico to Control the Pro-Union Mexican Population Mexico New Mexico American Civil War Hispanic Heritage New Mexcio Magazine
Oct 31
1861
General Winfield Scott Retires As Union Commander Winfield Scott American Civil War History Channel
Nov 1
1861
President Lincoln Names George McClellan Commander of Union Army Abraham Lincoln George McClellan The American Civil War History Channel
Nov 2
1861
President Lincoln Removes John C. Fremont from the Western Command John C. Fremont President Lincoln The American Civil War The History Channel
Nov 6
1861
Jefferson Davis Is Elected President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis American Civil War Elections Library of Congress History Channel University of Georgia
Nov 7
1861
Grant's Troops Gain No Ground in Battle of Belmont, MO Missouri Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War History Channel
Nov 8
1861
The Trent Affair Almost Brings Britain into the U.S. Civil War Great Britain The Trent Affair Naval History Library of Congress
Nov 13
1861
U.S.S. Keystone State Captures Confederate Steamer Salvor Near Dry Tortugas Islands Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
Nov 18
1861
Florida's Legislature Receives a Request to Convert the Chattahoochee Arsenal into a Military Academy for Training Floridians in the "Art of War" Florida Legistlature American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 19
1861
Julia Ward Howe Writes The Battle Hymn of the Republic Julia Ward Howe The Battle Hymn of the Republic American Civil War Writer's Alamanc University of Georgia
Florida Governor John Milton Requests 1,000 Enfield Rifles and Two Rifled Cannon for the Defense of St. Marks and Apalachicola Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 21
1861
Judah Benjamin Appointed Confederate Secretary of War Judah Benjamin American Civil War History Channel
Nov 22
1861
Union and Confederate Ships Engage in 8-hr Artillery Exchange Near Florida's Ft. Pickens Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Nov 26
1861
A Constitutional Convention Begins for the Proposed State of Kanawha (West Virginia) West Virginia Virginia Slavery American Civil War African American Registry West Virginia Archives
Dec 4
1861
U.S. Senate Expels John Breckinridge (KY) for Joining Confederate Army Kentucky American Civil War U.S. Congress
Dec 6
1861
Florida's New River County Is Renamed Bradford County in Honor of Captain Richard Bradford Florida The American Civil War Official County Website Florida Historical Association
Georgia's Cass County Is Renamed Bartow County in honor of Colonel Francis Bartow Georgia The American Civil War Official County Website University of Georgia
Dec 9
1861
Congress Creates the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War U.S. Congress American Civil War The History Channel
Dec 10
1861
President Lincoln Drafts Reply to Lord John Russell, British Secretary for Foreign Affairs, About the Trent Affair Great Britain President Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Log
Dec 13
1861
Confederate Troops Repel Union Attack from Their Summit Position at Allegheny Mountain, WV West Virginia American Civil War National Park Service West Virginia Archives
Dec 15
1861
Lincoln Reviews Proposal for Cable Linking Washington with Atlantic Coast Forts to Florida Abraham Lincoln Telegraph American Civil War Forts Lincoln Logs
Dec 17
1861
Florida Legislature Appropriates $10,000 for the Purchase of Cloth to be Given to Patriotic Women's Societies to Manufacture Uniforms Florida Economics American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 21
1861
British Take a Hard Line to Resolve Trent Affair Great Britain Naval History Trent Affair History Channel
Dec 23
1861
Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner Urges President Lincoln to End the Trent Affair by Surrendering Mason and Slidell Great Britain Senator Sumner President Abraham Lincoln The Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
Dec 25
1861
President Lincoln and His Cabinet Meet for 4 Hours to Consider a Solution to the Trent Affair Great Britain President Abraham Lincoln The Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
Dec 26
1861
President Lincoln Ends the Trent Affair by Releasing Confederate Diplomatic Envoys James Mason and John Slidell Great Britain President Abraham Lincoln The Trent Affair Lincoln Logs History Channel
Dec 29
1861
The Town of Sutton (West Virginia) Is Burned by Confederate Raiders Sutton, West Virginia Burning of Sutton, West Virginia West Virginia State Archive
Dec 30
1861
President Lincoln Forwards to Congress Correspondence with England and France Regarding the Trent Affair England France U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
Jan 16
1862
Union Troops Take Possession of Florida's Sea Horse Key and Cedar Key Florida American Civil War Cedar Key Florida Historical Society
Jan 19
1862
Union Troops Defeat the Confederates at Battle of Logan's Crossroads, KY Kentucky Battle of Logan's Crossroads History Channel
U.S.S. Itasca Captures the Confederate Ship, Lizzie Weston, Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 21
1862
The Confederate Schooner Olive Branch Bound from Florida's Cedar Key to Nassau Is Captured by the USS. Ethan Allen Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 23
1862
President Abraham Lincoln Concludes the Government Cannot Return Fugitive Slaves Abraham Lincoln Slavery American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 27
1862
Lincoln Issues General Order for All Union Forces to Advance on February 22 Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel
Samuel Jones Relieves Braxton E. Bragg as Commander of the Confederate Army of Pensacola Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 29
1862
U.S. Storeship Supply Captures Confederate Schooner Stephen Hart South of Sarasota, Florida Sarasota, Florida Naval Military History The American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 30
1862
U.S. Navy Launches Its First Iron-clad Ship, the Monitor Naval History American Civil War Historic Firsts
U.S.S. Kingfisher Captures Blockade Runner Teresita Off Florida's West Coast Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Archives
Jan 31
1862
President Lincoln Issues Special War Order No. 1. Directing Army of Potomac to Move by February 22 President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
President Lincoln Reports to Congress on the Trent Affair U.S. Congress President Abraham Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Approves Act Authorizing Him to Take Possession of Railroad and Telegraph Lines President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Railroads Telegraph Lincoln Logs
Aug 20
1862
Lincoln Transmits to Congress Letter to the King of Prussia Regarding the Trent Affair U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Trent Affair Lincoln Logs
U.S.S. Connecticut Captures the British Blockade-runner Emma Off the Florida Keys Florida Keys American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Battery G, First Michigan Light Artillery, Is Mustered into Federal Service at Kalamazoo Kalamazoo, Michigan American Civil War State of Michigan
Aug 20
1862
The 21st Michigan Infantry Is Mustered into Federal Service at Ionia Ionia, Michigan American Civil War State of Michigan
U.S.S. William G. Anderson Captures the Confederate Schooner Theresa Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Aug 21
1862
Off the Coast of Florida's Amelia Island, the U.S.S. Keystone State Captures the British Schooner, Fanny, Carrying a Cargo of Salt Amelia Island, Florida Naval Military History U.S. Civil War Florida Historical Society
Aug 22
1862
Joseph Snider of Monongalia County Is Appointed Colonel of the 7th [West] Virginia Infantry West Virginia Military Figures American Civil War West Vrginia State Archive
Aug 26
1862
The Second Battle of Bull Run Begins as Confederate Cavalry Capture Manassas Junction Rail Center Virginia Second Battle of Bull Run History Channel
Aug 27
1862
Confederate Troops Capture the Federal Supply Depot at Manassas Junction Taking Over 300 Prisoners Manassas, Virginia Battle of Second Bull Run U.S. Army
Aug 28
1862
The Three-Day Battle of the Second Bull Run Begins Near Manassas, Virginia Virginia Battle of the Second Bull Run Virginia Historical Society
Aug 29
1862
Day Two of the Battle of Second Bull Run Second Battle of Bull Run History Channel
Aug 30
1862
Confederates Rout the Union Army at Richmond, KY Kentucky Battle of Richmond, KY
Confederates Force Union Troops into Retreat at Second Bull Run Virginia Second Battle of Bull Run
Sep 1
1862
Lee's Army Defeats Union Troops in Driving Thunderstorm at Chantilly, Virginia Robert E. Lee Battle of Chantilly The History Channel
Sep 2
1862
President Lincoln Reluctantly Restores General George McClellen to Full Command Abraham Lincoln George McClellan American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
Sep 3
1862
The Confederate Secretary of War Suspends the Writ of Habeas Corpus in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Writ of Habeas Corpus American Civil War University of Georgia
Sep 8
1862
U.S.S. Kingfisher Destroys Confederate Salt Works at St. Joseph's Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Sep 11
1862
A Landing Party from the U.S.S. Sagamore Attacks Salt Works at St. Andrew's Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Confederate Cannoneers Duel the Federal Gunboat, Union, at Florida's St. John's Bluff Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida State Historical Association
Sep 12
1862
Michigan Officials Declare More Than 95,000 Males Eligible for the Nation's First Draft Michigan American Civil War Historic Firsts State of Michigan
Sep 13
1862
Union Soldiers Find Lee's Battle Plan for Antietam Robert E. Lee Battle of Antietam History Channel
Sep 14
1862
Lee Holds Off Union Forces at South Mountain, Crampton's Gap, Turner's Gap Maryland Robert E. Lee Battles of South Mountain, Crampton's Gap & Turner's Gap The History Channel
Sep 15
1862
Confederates Capture Harpers Ferry Battle of Harper's Ferry History Channel
Sep 17
1862
Antietam Is Bloodiest Battle in U.S. History: 23,000 Killed, Wounded, Missing Maryland Battle of Antietam Death Writer's Almanac Library of Congress History Channel New York Times Florida Historical Society State of Michigan
The 26th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers Is Mustered into Service Wisconsin Military Figures American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Sep 18
1862
McClellan Fails to Attack, Allows Lee to Retreat from Antietam Maryland Battle of Antietam History Channel Florida Historical Society
Sep 19
1862
The Battle of Iuka Is Fought Mississippi Battle of Iuka History Channel
1800 Confederate Prisoners Taken at the Battle of South Mountain and Crampton's Gap in Maryland Arrive at Fort Delaware for Internment Maryland Delaware Forts Prisoner of War American Civil War State of Delaware
Sep 24
1862
President Lincoln Suspends Writ of Habeas Corpus for Disloyal Rebels and Insurgents Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Habeas Corpus Lincoln Logs
Sep 27
1862
First Federal Black Regiment Mustered in at New Orleans New Orleans American Civil War African-American History Historic Firsts HistoryNet
Minnesota's Legislature Passes the State's First Absentee Ballot Law to Allow Civil War Soldiers to Vote Minnesota State Legislature American Civil War Voting Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
Oct 2
1862
Federal Troops Attacks Confederate Emplacements at St. Johns Bluff Near Jacksonville, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Oct 3
1862
Confederates Fail to Recapture Corinth, Mississippi Mississippi Battle of Corinth History Channel Wisconsin Historical Society Arkansas History Commission
Oct 4
1862
Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works in Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Oct 5
1862
Federal Troops Occupy a Nearly Deserted Jacksonville, Florida Florida American Civil War State Historical Society
Oct 7
1862
A Federal Army Transport Captures the Governor Milton on the St. Johns River near Enterprise, Florida Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
California Assembly Member Edward J. C. Kewen Is Arrested on Suspicion of Treasonous Language Disloyal to the Union California Political and Social Leaders Crime American Civil War LearnCalifornia
Oct 8
1862
Union Forces Repel Confederates at Perryville, Kentucky Kentucky Battle of Perryville Library of Congress History Channel Florida Historical Society State of Michigan
Oct 11
1862
Confederate Congress Exempts from Military Duty Anyone Owning More Than 20 Slaves American Civil War PBS
Federal Forces Evacuate the City of Jacksonville, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
J.E.B. Stuart's Confederate Cavalry Raids Chambersburg, PA Pennsylvania Chambersburg History Channel
Oct 13
1862
Sixth Michigan Cavalry Is Mustered into Federal Service at Grand Rapids Michigan American Civil War State of Michigan
The "Waukesha Minute Men" Are Mustered into Service Waukesha, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Oct 15
1862
The U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Confederate Sloop, G. L. Brockenborough on Florida's Apalachicola River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Oct 18
1862
The 33rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Is Mustered into Service at Camp Utley Near Racine Racine, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Oct 28
1862
Federal Ships Capture Two Florida Blockade Runners Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
Oct 30
1862
Florida's Free Blacks and Unsupervised Slaves Are Ordered to Central Florida Away from Union Troops Florida Slavery African-American Heritage American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 1
1862
Union Positions 18 Ships Off the Florida Gulf Coast to Disrupt Confederate Blockade-runners Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Nov 3
1862
Federal African-American Regiment Replaces White Troops Stationed on Florida's Amelia Island Florida American Civil War African-American Military Figures Florida State Historical Society
Nov 5
1862
Lincoln Removes George B. McClellan As Union Commander George McClellan Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
Nov 6
1862
U.S.S. Octorara Captures Confederate Schooner, Elia Reed, Off the Coast of Florida Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida State Historical Society
Nov 9
1862
General Burnside Assumes Command of the Union Army of the Potomac Ambrose Burnside American Civil War The History Channel
Nov 10
1862
In Port Washington, Wisconsin, 1,000 Residents Riot in Protest of a Draft for an Additional 300,000 Soldiers Port Washington, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Soceity
Nov 11
1862
U.S.S. Kensington Captures Confederate Schooner, Course, Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Nov 12
1862
The British Blockade Runner, Maria, Is Seized by the U.S.S. Kensington Off the Coast of Florida Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 13
1862
Sixth Michigan Cavalry Is Mustered into Federal Service at Grand Rapids Michigan American Civil War State of Michigan
The "Waukesha Minute Men" Are Mustered into Service Waukesha, Wisconsin American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Nov 14
1862
Lincoln Approves Burnside's Plan to Take Richmond Abraham Lincoln Ambrose Burnside American Civil War History Channel
Nov 20
1862
USS Montgomery Captures the Confederate Sloop William E. Chester Near Florida's Pensacola Bay Pensacola Bay, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
Nov 23
1862
The Second (West) Virginia Cavalry Raids a Confederate Camp in the Sinking Creek Valley West Virginia Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archives
Nov 26
1862
West Virginia Cavalry Overwhelm the Confederate Camp at Sinking Creek West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia Archives
Nov 28
1862
At Cane Hill, Union Troops Drive the Confederates Back into Arkansas' Boston Mountains Arkansas Battle of Cane Hill Arkansas Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture History Channel Arkansas History Comission
Dec 1
1862
Union Ships Capture Two Confederate Blockade Runners in Florida Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 6
1862
Florida's Suspends the Collection of Taxes in Counties under Union Control Florida The American Civil War Taxes Florida Historical Association
Dec 7
1862
Union Troops Fend Off Confederate Attack at Prairie Grove, Arkansas Arkansas Prairie Grove, Arkansas The History Channel
Union Troops Complete Construction of Fort Negley at Nashville, TN Tennessee American Civil War African American Registry Tennessee State University
Dec 11
1862
Union Troops Occupy Fredericksburg, Virginia Virginia The Battle of Fredericksburg History Channel
The Only California Battalion to Fight in the Civil War Sets Sail from San Francisco for Boston California American Civil War The California State Military Museum LearnCalifornia
Dec 13
1862
Confederates Devastate Union Troops at Fredericksburg Virginia Battle of Fredericksburg History Channel
Dec 15
1862
President Lincoln Authorizes Tests of a New Formula of Gunpowder Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Dec 17
1862
Upset with Cotton Speculators, General Grant Expels Jews from Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi Tennessee Kentucky Mississippi Ulysses S. Grant Judaism American Civil War History Channel
Dec 18
1862
Confederates Rout Union Troops at Lexington, Tennessee Tennessee Battle of Lexington, TN History Channel
Dec 20
1862
Confederates Raid Grant's Mississippi Supply Depot Mississippi Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War History Channel
Dec 21
1862
Confederates Raid Grant's Mississippi Supply Depot Mississippi Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War History Channel
Dec 22
1862
The USS Huntsville Seizes the Confederate Schooner, Courier, Off the Tortugas Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Dry Tortugas National Park Florida Historical Society
Dec 23
1862
President Lincoln Seeks the Opinions of His Cabinet on the Admission of West Virginia to the Union West Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Andrew Johnson and Other State Leaders Request That President Lincoln Not Apply the Emancipation Proclamation to Tennessee Tennessee Political and Social Leaders President Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson American Civil War Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
Confederate President Jefferson Davis Declares Union General Benjamin Butler for His Actions as Military Commander of New Orleans New Orleans American Civil War History Channel
Dec 24
1862
The U.S.S. Charlotte Captures the Confederate Steamer Bloomer in Florida's Choctawhatchee River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 25
1862
President and Mrs. Lincoln Visit Hospitals President Abraham Lincoln Health Care American Civil War Christmas Lincoln Logs
Dec 26
1862
President Lincoln Meets with His Cabinet to Discuss the New State of West Virginia West Virginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Pro-Union Tejanos Lynch Secessionist Judge in Zapata County, Texas Zapata County, Texas American Civil War Death Texas State Historical Society
Dec 27
1862
U.S.S. Roebuck Captures the British Schooner Kate Attempting to Make a Cargo Run Up Florida's St. Mark's River Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 29
1862
At Vicksburg, Confederates Repel Sherman's Attack on Chickasaw Bluffs Mississippi Siege of Vicksburg History Channel
The British Sloop Flying Fish Is Captured Off the Tortugas by the U.S.S. Magnolia Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Dry Tortugas Florida Historical Society
Dec 30
1862
The U.S.S. Monitor Sinks in a Storm Off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina North Carolina Naval Military History American Civil War National Park Service History Channel
Dec 31
1862
In Tennessee, the Battle of Stones River (Murfeesboro) Begins Tennessee Battle of Stones River History Channel State of Michigan
In Tennessee, General Forrest's Confederate Cavalry Narrowly Escapes Disaster at Parker's Crossroads Tennessee Parker's Crossroads History Channel
Jan 1
1863
In Tennessee, the Battle of Stones River (Murfeesboro) Continues for a Second Day Tennessee Battle of Stones River Florida Historical Society
The Federal Ship U.S.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the Confederate Sloop Ann 6 Miles East of Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Confederate Forces Attack Galveston, Texas and Expel Occupying Union Troops Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Texas State Historical Association
Jan 2
1863
Union Troops Defeat Confederates in the Battle of Stones River at Murfeesboro Just South of Nashville Tennessee Battle of Stone River History Channel
Jan 4
1863
Confederate General Hanson Dies From Wounds Sustained at Stones River Roger Hanson Battle of Stones River Death The History Channel
President Lincoln Has Meeting About Grant's Order to Expel Jews from Army of Tennessee Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War Judaism Lincoln Logs
Jan 6
1863
U.S.S. Pocahontas Captures the Blockade Runner Antona off Cape San Blas, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
U.S.S. Ariel Captures Blockade Runner Sloop Good Luck Near Key Biscayne Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
The California Legislature Convenes for the First Time, Expressing Its Support for the Emancipation Proclamation and the Union California Government Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War Historic Firsts Learn California
Jan 8
1863
Unions Ships Capture Two Blockade Runners and Take on Ground Fire Along the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Writes That the Emancipation Proclamation Has Been Issued and "broken eggs can not be mended." President Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Proclamation American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 11
1863
Union Forces Capture Arkansas Post, Stronghold on Arkansas River Arkansas Battle of Arkansas Post History Channel
USS Hatteras Is Sunk by the CSS Alabama South of Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Naval History The American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Dec 5
1863
President Lincoln Congratulates General Rosecrans for Victory at Murfreesboro Abraham Lincoln Battle at Murfreesboro Lincoln Logs
U.S.S. Sagamore Seizes the British Blockade Runner Avenger in Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 17
1863
The City of Napoleon, Arkansas, Is Set Afire on Orders From Federal General Hurlbut Arkansas Fire American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
Jan 20
1863
President Lincoln Denies Request to Extend Railroad Service to Springfield, Missouri Springfield. Missouri President Abraham Lincoln Railroads American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 21
1863
In Texas, Confederates Recapture the Port of Sabine Pass Texas First Battle of  Sabine Pass History Channel
In Florida, the Federal Steamer U.S.S. Uncas Fires on Confederate Pickets Near Cedar Creek on the St. John's River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 23
1863
General Hood Removed As Commander of Army of Tennessee American Civil War History Channel
Confederates Hang Former Texas Senator in Fort Smith, Arkansas Fort Smith, Arkansas Texas Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate American Civil War Capital Punishment Texas State Historical Association
Louisa May Alcott Returns Home from Duty as a Civil War Nurse Louisa May Alcott American Authors American Civil War Medicine American Collection
Jan 25
1863
Ambrose Burnside Is Removed as Commander of the Army of the Potomac Ambrose Burnside Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
Jan 23
1863
General Joe Hooker Takes over the Army of the Potomac American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton Authorizes the Enlistment of African-American Troops U.S. Government American Civil War African-American History National Park Service
Jan 28
1863
The USS. Sagamore Captures and Destroys the British Blockade Runner, Elizabeth, at the Mouth of Florida's Jupiter Inlet Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 31
1863
Company A of Hunter's 1st South Carolina, the First Unit of Former Slaves to Join the Union Army, Is Called to Active Duty South Carolina American Civil War African-American Heritage Historic Firsts U.S. Army
Aug 18
1863
The Son of Delaware Governor William Cannon Dies of Exposure with the Union Army in Maryland Delaware Political and Social Leaders Maryland Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Death State of Delaware
Aug 19
1863
Union Boats Attack Confederate Signal Stations on Florida's St. Johns River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Aug 20
1863
In Florida, Union Bark Restless Captures the Confederate Schooner Ernti with 135 Bales of Cotton Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
Union Troops Attack Two Confederate Signal Stations on Florida's St. Johns River, Capturing One Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Aug 21
1863
Southern Partisans Kill 150 Abolitionists in Lawrence, Kansas Kansas Abolition U.S. Civil War The History Channel
Aug 23
1863
"Bloody" Bill Anderson Leads Guerilla Raid Killing Men and Boys of Lawrence, Kansas Kansas Bloody Bill Anderson American Civil War Notorious Americans Death History Channel
Aug 27
1863
Confederate Forces Defeat Union Troops at the Battle of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia Battle of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia West Virginia State Archives
Aug 31
1863
The Federal Gem of the Sea Captures Confederate Sloop Richard American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
Sep 1
1863
Santos Benavides' Confederate Troops Pursue Bandit Octaviano Zapata into Mexico Mexcio American Civil War Hispanic Heritage Texas State Historical Society
Sep 4
1863
The 9th Florida Infantry Regiment, Is Mustered into the Confederate Army Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Sep 5
1863
U.S. Foreign Minister Warns the British to Stay Out of the American Civil War Great Britian American Civil War History Channel
Sep 6
1863
Confederates Evacuate Battery Wagner And Morris Island, South Carolina South Carolina American Civil War History Channel
Sep 8
1863
Small Confederate Force Thwarts Federal Invasion of Texas at Sabine Pass Texas Second Battle of Sabine Pass History Channel
Sep 9
1863
General Bragg's Confederate Troops Evacuate Chattanooga, Retreat Southward Tennessee The Battle of Chickamauga History Channel
Sep 10
1863
Union Forces Capture Little Rock, Arkansas Little Rock, Arkansas Capture of Little Rock National Park Service Minnesota Historical Society
Sep 11
1863
President Lincoln Directs Tennessee Governor, Andrew Johnson, to Organize a Loyal State Government Tennessee Government Abraham Lincoln Andrew Johnson American Civil War Lincoln Library
Sep 12
1863
Three Federal Ships Capture Confederate Steamer Alabama in Gulf of Mexico Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
U.S.S. Stars and Stripes Attacks Confederate Steamer Spray Captures 2 Sailors Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Episcopal Bishop, the Right Reverend Alfred Lee, Officiates the Opening of Trinity Chapel at Fort Delaware Fort Delaware Forts Religion American Civil War State of Delaware
Sep 13
1863
U.S.S. DeSoto Captures British Steamer Montgomery After 9-hour Chase Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Sep 15
1863
Federal Gunboat Shells Bayport, FL Destroying Cotton Warehouse and Confederate Steamer Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Sep 17
1863
President Lincoln Drafts Order to Suspend Writ of Habeas Corpus for Prisoners Taken by Members of the Military Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Habeas Corpus Lincoln Logs
Sep 18
1863
Union & Confederate Soldiers Clash at Chickamauga Georgia Battle of Chickamauga Florida Historical Society
Sep 19
1863
In Georgia, the Battle of Chickamauga Begins Georgia Battle of Chickamauga History Channel
Sep 20
1863
Second Day of the Battle of Chickamauga Georgia Battle of Chickamauga The History Channel
Sep 21
1863
Confederate Army of Tennessee Begins Its Siege of Chattanooga Tennessee American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Sep 22
1863
Atlanta Receives Its First Union Prisoners of War: 163 from Battle of Chickamauga Georgia American Civil War Prisoner of War University of Georgia
Sep 23
1863
Lincoln Plans Relief for Union Forces at Chattanooga Tennessee Abraham Lincoln Battle of Chattanooga History Channel
Union Troops Raid Northern Florida, Capture 600 Slaves, 81 Prisoners, 200 Horses, 400 Cattle Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Sep 24
1863
President Issues Proclamation Opening Port of Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Sep 28
1863
Union Generals McCook and Crittenden Accountable for Chickamauga Blunders Battle of Chickamauga The History Channel
Sep 30
1863
U.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the British Schooner Director Near Sanibel, Florida Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Oct 2
1863
A Federal Detachment Attacks Salt Works Near Florida's St. George's Sound Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Oct 6
1863
Confederate Guerilla Leader William Quantrill Attacks Baxter Springs, Kansas Kansas Baxter Springs, Kansas History Channel
Federal Agents in Key West Search the Sloop Last Trial, Seize Cargo of Salt Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Oct 8
1863
Union Brigadier General Alexander Asboth Is Named to Command of Federal Forces in West Florida Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Oct 10
1863
A Company of 8th U.S. Colored Troops Is Raised in Delaware's Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware American Civil War African-American Military Figures State of Delaware
Oct 13
1863
In West Virginia, Union Troops Defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Bulltown West Virginia Battle of Bulltown West Virginia State Archive
Ohio Voters Reject anti-War Gubernatorial Candidate Ohio American Civil War Elections History Channel
Oct 14
1863
Union Repels Lee's Attack at Bristoe Station, Virginia Virginia Robert E. Lee Battle of Bristol Station History Channel Florida Historical Society
Oct 15
1863
Four Federal Ships Work Together to Capture the British Steamer, Mail, Near St. Petersburg, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The C.S.S. Hunley Sinks During Tests Naval Military History American Civil War History Channel
Oct 17
1863
On Train from Cairo to Louisville Grant Is Given Union Command in the West Ulysses S. Grant American Civil War PBS
Union Ships and Troops Attack Tampa, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Oct 20
1863
Federal Forces Capture British Blockade Runner Martha & Confederate Schooner Ann of Nassau Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
Oct 25
1863
Federal Troops and Liberated Slaves Repel Attacks by 2,000 Confederate Troops at Pine Bluff, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Arkansas Pine Bluff, Arkansas National Park Service Arkansas History Comission
Oct 26
1863
Wisconsin Governor Edward Salomon Receives Authorization to Raise a Regiment of African-American Soldiers Wisconsin Military Figures American Civil War African-American Military Figures Wisconsin Historical Society
Oct 29
1863
The Battle of Wauhatchie (Brown's Ferry) Concludes Tennessee Battle of Wauhatchie History Channel
Nov 4
1863
In Arkansas, Martial Law Is Declared by Governor Clayton Arkansas Government Law & Legal Resources American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
Nov 5
1863
The U.S.S. Beauregard Seizes the British Schooner Volante off Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 6
1863
Union Troops under General William Averell Defeat a Confederate Force led by General John Echols at the Battle of Droop Mountain West Virginia Battle of Droop Mountain West Virginia State Archive
Nov 7
1863
U.S.S. Annie Captures the British Schooner, Paul, Near Bayport, FL Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 13
1863
In West Virginia, Union Troops Defeat the Confederates at the Battle of Bulltown West Virginia Battle of Bulltown West Virginia State Archive
Ohio Voters Reject anti-War Gubernatorial Candidate Ohio American Civil War Elections History Channel
Nov 14
1863
Confederate Ships Capture Two Union Coal Schooners Near Florida, Destroy One by Fire Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 15
1863
Three Confederate Prisoners of War Drown While Trying to Escape from Fort Delaware Delaware Forts American Civil War Prisoners of War Death State of Delaware
Nov 16
1863
General Burnside's Union Troops Fend Off Longstreet at Campbell Station, TN Tennessee Ambrose Burnside James Longstreet Battle of Campbell Station History Channel
Nov 17
1863
Confederate General James Longstreet Begins the Siege of Knoxville, TN Tennessee Siege of  Knoxville History Channel
Nov 19
1863
President Abraham Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address in Front of 15,000 People Gathered to Consecrate a New National Cemetery Abraham Lincoln The Gettysburg Address American Civil War The Lincoln Log Writer's Alamanc Library of Congress History Channel New York Times
At Gettysburg, a 2-hour Oration by Boston Statesman, Edward Everett, Precedes Abraham Lincoln's 3-minute Address Edward Everett Gettysburg, Pennyslvania American Civil War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Nov 23
1863
The Three-day Battle of Chattanooga Begins Tennessee Battle of Chattanooga Florida Historical Society
Nov 24
1863
Union Troops Capture Lookout Mountain Southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee Tennessee Battle of Chattanooga Ulysses S. Grant History Channel University of Georgia
Nov 25
1863
Grant Routs Confederates at Missionary Ridge, Breaks Siege of Chattanooga Tennessee The Battle of Chattanooga History Channel Florida Historical Society University of Georgia State of Michigan Minnesota Historical Society
Nov 26
1863
In Northern Virginia, Union Attacks on Confederate Positions at Mine Run Are Ineffective Virginia Mine Run History Channel
Nov 27
1863
Confederate Cavalry Raider John Hunt Morgan Escapes from the Ohio State Prison and Returns to the South Ohio John Hunt Morgan American Civil War Notorious Americans History Channel
Union Troops Fail in Attempt to Dislodge Confederate Positions at Ringgold, Gap, Georgia Georgia Battle of Ringgold Gap University of Georgia
USS Two Sisters Captures the British Blockade Runner Maria Alberta at Bayport, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
Dec 2
1863
General Braxton Bragg Turns Over Command of the Army of Tennessee to General William Hardee at Dalton, Georgia Dalton, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Federal Troops Destroy Three Separate Salt Works in Lake Ocala, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 6
1863
Monitor Weehawken Sinks in Charleston Harbor Killing 30 Crew Members South Carolina The American Civil War Naval History Death U.S. Navy
Dec 8
1863
Abraham Lincoln Issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Log
Dec 10
1863
Troops from the Union Steamer Bloomer Destroy a Salt Works Near Florida's St. Andrews Sound Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 11
1863
Union Ships Shell Confederate Salt Works in the Area of St. Andrews, Florida St. Andrews, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 13
1863
Union's Roebuck Captures Confederate Sloop Carrying 16 Bags of Salt off Florida's Coast Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 14
1863
President Lincoln Pardons His Sister-in-law Emily Todd Helm President Abraham Lincoln The American Presidency American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Logs
Dec 16
1863
General Joseph Johnston Is Named Commander of the Army of Tennessee Joseph Johnston American Civil War History Channel
Iowa-born Confederate Colonel Sul Ross Merges Four Texas Cavalry Regiments into Ross's Brigade Iowa Military Figures Texas Military Figures American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Dec 17
1863
U.S. Forces Capture the British Blockade Runner Ringdove and Its 5-Man Crew Off Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 18
1863
Federal Soldiers Destroy Salt Works Around St. Andrews Bay, Florida St. Andrews Bay, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 20
1863
Union Troops Capture & Burn Confederate Steamer Little Lilly on Florida's Suwannee River Suwannee River State Park American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Dec 24
1863
The U.S.S. Fox Seizes the British Blockade Runner Edward Off the Mouth of Florida's Suwannee River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The U.S.S. Sunflower Captures the Blockade Runner Hancock Near the Lighthouse at Florida, Tampa Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 29
1863
Boat Crews from the U.S.S. Stars and Stripes Destroys a Blockade Runner, Caroline Gertrude, Near the Mouth of Florida's Ocklockonee River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 30
1863
Members of the Crew of the U.S.S. Pursuit Destroy Two Salt Works at the Head of Florida's St. Joseph's Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Confederate Attack in Florida Forces the U.S.S. Rosalie to Withdraw Further Up the Myakka River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 6
1864
President Lincoln Writes Governor of Kentucky About Troop Movement from KY to TN Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 8
1864
In Arkansas, Union Troops Hang a 17-year-old Confederate Spy From Texas Arkansas Notorious Texans American Civil War Texas State Historical Association Arkansas History Commission
Jan 10
1864
U.S.S. Roebuck Captures Confederate Blockade-runner Maria Louise Near Jupiter, Florida Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 11
Jan 11
1864
Union Ships Capture Two British Blockade Runners Near Florida's Jupiter Inlet Great Britain Florida Naval History The American Civil War Florida Historical Association
Jan 14
1864
Small Boats from the U.S.S. Roebuck Run the British Sloop Young Racer Aground North of Florida's Jupiter Inlet Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The U.S.S. Union Captures the Blockade-Running Steamer, Mayflower, Near Florida's Tampa Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 15
1864
The Federal Schooner USS Beauregard Captures the British Schooner Minnie Near Florida's Mosquito Inlet Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
Jan 16
1864
Union Ships Capture Two Blockade Runners in Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 18
1864
U.S.S. Stars and Stripes Captures British Blockade-runner Laura Off Florida's Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 19
1864
Federal Ships Captures Two Blockade Runners Transporting Cotton Near Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida's Jupiter Inlet District American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 20
1864
President Lincoln Orders a Gubernatorial Election to Take Place in Arkansas by April 11 Arkansas President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Elections Lincoln Logs
Jan 23
1864
President Lincoln Expresses Support for Plantations That Will Hire Former Slaves as Paid Laborers Abraham Lincoln Slavery American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 25
1864
General Henry W. Allen Is Installed as Governor of Confederate Louisiana Louisiana American Civil War Louisiana Secretary of State
Jan 26
1864
Indiana's 17th, 24th, and 44th Regiments Return to Indianapolis and Are Honored by the Governor Morton at the State House Indiana Military Figures American Civil War Indiana Historical Society
Jan 28
1864
The U. S. Schooner, Beauregard, Captures the British Blockade-Runner Racer North of Cape Canaveral, Florida Great Britain Cape Canaveral, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The British Steamer Rosita Is Captured by the U.S. Army Transport Steamer Western Metropolis Near Key West, Florida Great Britain Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 30
1864
President Lincoln Writes General Steele About the Formation of an Arkansas State Government Arkansas President Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 31
1864
President Lincoln Corresponds with General Banks About Loyalty Oath Being Required in Louisiana Louisiana President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Reconstruction Lincoln Logs
Sep 5
1864
Lincoln Sends John Hay to Florida to Reconstruct the State's Government Florida Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Asks General Banks to Reconstruct the State Government for Louisiana Louisiana Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
U.S.S. Two Sisters Captures the Schooner William Off Florida's Suwannee River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Aug 18
1864
Union Captures Section of Weldon Railroad to Disrupt Confederate Supplies Virginia Battle of Weldon Railroad The History Channel
Union Troops Burn 4,000 Pounds of Cotton Near Florida's McCrae Plantation Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Aug 20
1864
The First Edition of the Union, Predecessor of the Florida Times-Union, Is Published as a "War News" Sheet Florida Media American Civil War Journalism Historic Firsts Times Union Florida Historical Society
Aug 21
1864
Sergeant John Felton of the 3rd Delaware Infantry Earns the Congressional Medal of Honor at Weldon Railroad in Virginia Delaware Weldon Railroad Congressional Medal of Honor State of Delaware
Aug 23
1864
Union Captures Fort Morgan, Ending the Battle of Mobile Bay and Closing the Bay to Blockade Runners Fort Morgan Forts Naval Military History Battle of Mobile Bay Alabama State Archives
Aug 28
1864
Union General Alfred Terry Is Promoted to Major General of the United State Volunteers Connecticut Military Leaders American Civil War History Channel
Aug 29
1864
Sherman's Troops Destroy 12 Miles of Railroad Track West of Atlanta Georgia William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
Aug 31
1864
Confederates Attack Sherman's Union Army at Jonesboro, GA Georgia Battle of Jonesboro History Channel
Sep 1
1864
Sherman's Pressure Forces Hood's Confederate Troops to Evacuate Atlanta Atlanta Atlanta Library of Congress
Sep 2
1864
The Forces of Union General William T. Sherman March into Atlanta, Georgia Georgia  William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta History Channel University of Georgia
Sep 3
1864
President Lincoln Orders 100-Gun Salutes to Celebrate Victories at Atlanta and Mobile President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Log
President Lincoln Proclaims Sunday, September 11, 1864, as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer President Abraham Lincoln Religion Thanksgiving American Civil War Lincoln Log
Sep 4
1864
In Atlanta, General Sherman Issues Special Field Order No. 64 Directing His Troops to Rest and Replenish for a Month Atanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
Confederate Cavalry Leader, John Hunt Morgan, Is Killed Leading a Raid on Greenville, Tennessee Greenville, Tennessee John Hunt Morgan American Civil War Death History Channel
Sep 6
1864
U.S.S. Proteus Captures Blockade-running British Schooner Ann Louisa American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Sep 7
1864
Union General Sherman Orders Residents of Atlanta, GA to Evacuate City Atlanta William Tecumseh Sherman Atlanta The History Channel
Sep 8
1864
Confederates Reluctantly Comply with Sherman's Orders to Evacuate Atlanta, GA Atlanta William Tecumseh Sherman Atlanta University of Georgia
Sep 10
1864
U.S.S. Magnolia Captures the Steamer Matagorda Carrying Cotton in the Gulf of Mexico Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Sep 11
1864
10-day Truce Declared to Allow Residents to Evacuate Atlanta Georgia Fall of Atlanta State of Georgia
Sep 16
1864
Expedition from U.S.S. Ariel Captures over 4,000 lbs of Cotton Near Tampa Bay Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Sep 19
1864
The Third Battle of Winchester Is Fought Virginia The Third Battle of Winchester History Channel
Rebel Agents Fail to Release 3,000 Confederates Held on Lake Erie's Johnson Island Michigan U.S. Civil War State of Michigan
Sep 22
1864
Arkansas' Confederate Legislature Meets at the Courthouse in Hempstead County Arkansas Legislature American Civil War Arkansas History Commission
In Indianapolis, Indiana, a Treason Trial Begins for the "Sons of Liberty" a Secret Order of Confederate Sympathizers Indianapolis, Indiana Crime Law and Legal Resources American Civil War Indiana Historical Society
Sep 24
1864
More Than 1,400 Union Soldiers Are Taken Prisoner When They Surrender a Fort on Coleman Hill Near Athens, Alabama Athens, Alabama Forts American Civil War Alabama State Archives
Sep 25
1864
Jefferson Davis Visits General Hood in Georgia Georgia American Civil War History Channel University of Georgia
Union Forces Cross the Choctawhatchee River in the Florida Panhandle Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Sep 26
1864
Confederates Attack Yankee Garrison at Pilot Knob, MO Missouri American Civil War Battles History Channel
Sep 27
1864
Jesse James & Others Massacre 20 Unarmed Union Soldiers in Centralia, Missouri Jesse James American Civil War Death History Channel
Sep 29
1864
African-American Soldiers Lead as Union Captures New Market Heights, VA Virginia Battle of New Market Heights African-American Military Figures U.S. Army
Former Texas Slave Earns the Medal of Honor Texas Military Figures Battle of New Market Heights African-American Military Figures Texas State Historical Association
Sep 30
1864
Grant Fails to Take Rail Line from Lee at Poplar Springs, VA Virginia Railroad American Civil War Battles Ulysess S. Grant The History Channel
Oct 2
1864
Confederates Are Victorious at the Battle of Saltville, Virginia Virginia Battle of Saltville, VA History Channel
Oct 3
1864
The Twenty-ninth Michigan Infantry is Mustered into Federal Service Michigan The American Civil War State of Michigan
Oct 5
1864
Confederates Fail to Break Union Supply Line at Allatoona, GA Georgia Battle of Allatoona
Oct 6
1864
Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works in St. Andrews Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Oct 7
1864
Lee's Troops Are Repelled at Virginia's Darbytown Road Virginia Battle of Darbytown Road
Union Warship Wachusett Captures Confederate Ship Florida in Brazilian Port Brazil Naval Military History American Civil War History Channel Florida State Historical Society
Oct 9
1864
Union Troops Humiliate Confederates at Tom's Brook, Virginia Virginia at Tom's Brook History Channel
Oct 12
1864
Union Troops Lay Waste to Orange Groves Along Florida's St. Johns River Florida American Civil War Farming & Agriculture Florida State History Association
Oct 15
1864
Union Troops Seize More Than 300 Barrels of Oranges from Groves South of Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Foods and Nutrition American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Oct 19
1864
Jubal Early's Confederates Decisively Defeated at Cedar Creek, Virginia Virginia Battle at Cedar Creek The History Channel
Future U.S. Senator from Delaware, Henry A. du Pont, Earns a Congressional Medal of Honor at Ceder Creek, Virginia Delaware Military Figures Virginia U.S. Congress Battle at Cedar Creek Congressional Medal of Honor State of Delaware
Confederates Raid St. Albans, Vermont from Canada Canada Vermont Battle at St. Albans The History Channel
Oct 21
1864
U.S.S. Sea Bird Captures British Blockade Runner Lucy Off Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
Oct 22
1864
Hood's Confederate Forces Find the Tennessee River Impassable at Guntersville, Alabama Guntersville, Alabama Rivers American Civil War History Channel
Oct 23
1864
Union Troops Soundly Defeat Confederates at Battle of Wesport, Missouri Missouri American Civil War History Channel
Oct 24
1864
U.S.S. Nita Captures the Schooner Unknown off Clearwater Harbor , FL Florida U.S. Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
Confederate Troops Kill 55 Union Soldiers, Take 23 Prisoners Near Magnolia, Florida Florida U.S. Civil War Florida State Historical Association
Oct 25
1864
600 Union Troops Attack Milton, Florida Take Confederates Prisoners, Destroy Ferry Crossing Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
Oct 26
1864
Union Soldiers Kill Confederate Outlaw, Bill Anderson, Outside Albany, Missouri Missouri Bill Anderson Nortorious Americans American Civil War
The 28th Michigan Infantry Leaves Its Encampment at Kalamazoo for Nashville, Tennessee Kalamazoo, Michigan Nashville, Tenneesee Battle of Nashville State of Michigan
Oct 27
1864
Union Troops Are Turned Back at the Battle of Hatcher's Run (Burgess Mill) Virginia Battle of Hatcher's Run History Channel
Union Saboteurs Sink the Confederate Ironclad Albermarle Near Plymouth, North Carolina Plymouth, North Carolina Naval Military History American Civil War Wisconsin Historical Society
Oct 28
1864
Union Forces Withdraw from the Second Battle of Fair Oaks, VA Virginia Second Battle of Fair Oaks The History Channel
Nov 4
1864
Confederate Artillery Heavily Damages Johnsonville, TN Union Supply Depot Tennessee Battle of Johnsonville History Channel
Nov 6
1864
U.S.S. Adela Captures Confederate schooner, Badger Running the Blockade at Florida's St. George's Sound Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida State Historical Society
Nov 9
1864
From Kingston, Georgia, General Sherman Issues Special Field Order No. 120 Organizing the Army of the Tennessee into Two Wings Kingston, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 10
1864
Sherman Leaves Rome, Georgia with Orders to Destroy Everything Not Needed by Union Troops Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 11
1864
Sherman's Forces Complete the Burning of Rome, Georgia Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Sculptor Edmonia Lewis Exhibits Two of Her Early Pieces at the Colored Soldiers' Fair in Boston, Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts New York Artists Ameritcan Artists American Civil War African-American Artists Native-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Nov 12
1864
Union General William T. Sherman Orders the Destruction of the Atlanta, Georgia Business District Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta History Channel
General Sherman Orders the Destruction of All Railroads and Telegraph Lines Connecting Atlanta with Northwest Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Railroad Telegraph Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
Confederate Cavalry Ward Off an Effort by a Union Raiding Party to Destroy Salt Works Near Florida's Tampa Bay Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Nov 14
1864
Sherman Returns to Atlanta to Prepare Forces for March to the Sea Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Nov 15
1864
City of Atlanta Is Burned on Sherman's Orders As the March to the Sea Begins Georgia William Tecumseh Sherman Fall of Atlanta History Channel
Nov 19
1864
The Confederate Congress Urges Residents of Georgia to Disrupt Sherman's March to the Sea by Burning Bridges and Blocking Roads Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
President Abraham Lincoln Lifts the Blockades of the Fernandina and Pensacola Ports in Florida, As Well As the Port in Norfolk, Virginia Florida Norfolk, Virginia Abraham Lincoln Naval Military History American Civil War The Lincoln Log
Nov 20
1864
Sherman's Union Army Destroys Property, Routes Militia Units in Central Georgia Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea History Channel
Nov 21
1864
Sherman's Union Troops Burn Factories and Mills in Griswoldville, Georgia Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Nov 22
1864
Sherman's Troops Easily Defeat Confederate Irregulars at the Battle of Griswoldville, Georgia Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Confederate Troops Invade Tennessee in Attempt to Draw Sherman Out of Georgia Tennessee Sherman's March to the Sea History Channel
Nov 23
1864
Sherman's Troops Occupy Milledgeville, Georgia on the "March to the Sea" Georgia March to the Sea University of Georgia
Nov 24
1864
Sherman's Army Departs Milledgeville, Georgia Milledgeville, Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Nov 25
1864
In Georgia, a Mix of Confederate Forces Skirmish with Sherman's Union Army Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown Orders State Militia to Inspect Atlanta and Report on the City's Condition Atlanta, Georgia Fall of Atlanta University of Georgia
Nov 27
1864
Sherman's Union Troops Burn the Sandersville, Georgia Courthouse Sandersville, Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
USS Princess Royal Captures Two Blockade-Running Schooners Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
Nov 28
1864
Sherman's Troops Advance 15 Miles through Georgia (Tennille for Louisville) Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea Georgia University
Nov 30
1864
Confederate Forces Suffer Devastating Defeat at Franklin, Tennessee Tennessee Battle of Franklin, TN History Channel Texas State Historical Association Arkansas History Commission
Dec 1
1864
Florida's Legislature Approves $60,000 for Care of the State's Sick and Wounded Soldiers Florida Economics American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 2
1864
Confederate General Archibald Gracie, Jr., Killed at Petersburg, Virginia Virginia New York City Military Leaders American Civil War Death History Channel
Dec 3
1864
A Federal Task Force Destroys Seven Boilers and Other Equipment at a Large Salt Works Near Florida's Tampa Bay Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 4
1864
Union and Confederate Forces End Eight Days of Battle at Waynesboro, Georgia Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea History Channel
Blockade Runner Peep O'Day Is Captured by Boats from USS Pursuit Near Florida's Indian River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 5
1864
Florida Places All White Males, Ages 16-55, into Militia Service Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 6
1864
U.S.S. Sunflower Captures Confederate Sloop Pickwick Along Florida's Gulf Coast Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Association
Dec 7
1864
The Federal Blockade at Fernandina, Florida Is Lifted by Order of President Abraham Lincoln Fernandina Beach, Florida President Abraham Lincoln Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 8
1864
All Men Ages 16-55 in Atlanta & Fulton County, Georgia Ordered to Report for Military Duty Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Dec 10
1864
Sherman Arrives in Savannah, Georgia, Completing His March to the Sea Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea History Channel
The USS O.H. Lee Captures the British Blockade Runner Sort Off Florida's Anclote Key Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Dec 13
1864
Sherman's Troops Capture Georgia's Fort McAllister, Open Supply Lines Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea Forts National Park Service
The Confederacy Authorizes Impressment of Free Negroes and Slaves into the Confederate Army American Civil War African-American Heritage Florida Historical Society
Dec 15
1864
Union Troops Nearly Destroy the Confederate Army of Tennessee at Nashville Tennessee Battle of Nashville History Channel Minnesota Historical Society
President Lincoln Receives News of Battle of Nashville in Nightshirt Holding Candle Abraham Lincoln Battle of Nashville Lincoln Logs
Dec 16
1864
Union Troops Devastate Confederate Forces at Nashville, Tennessee Tennessee Battle of Nashville Library of Congress History Channel
Dec 19
1864
President Lincoln Issues Proclamation Calling for 300,000 Volunteers Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Federal Troops Destroy a Supply Depot, Bridges and Miles of Railroad Track Near Pollard, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida
Dec 20
1864
Confederate Forces Evacuate Savannah, GA Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea Florida Historical Society University of Georgia
Dec 22
1864
General Sherman Telegraphs President Lincoln That Savannah, Georgia Has Been Captured Savannah, Georgia General Sherman President Abraham Lincoln Sherman's March to the Sea New York Times University of Georgia
Dec 21
1864
Sherman's Troops Occupy a Defenseless Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
Dec 24
1864
A Union Fleet Under Admiral David Dixon Porter Begins the Bombardment of Fort Fisher, North Carolina North Carolina Forts Naval Military History Fort Fisher History Channel
Dec 26
1864
Union General Sherman Issues Special Field Order No. 143 to the Residents of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia General Sherman American Civil War University of Georgia
President Lincoln Telegraphs Congratulations to General Sherman on His Capture of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia General Sherman President Abraham Lincoln Telegraph American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Dec 27
1864
Confederate Army of Tennessee Finishes Crossing the Tennessee River on Its Retreat to Mississippi Mississippi American Civil War History Channel
Dec 29
1864
59 Prisoners of War Paroled in Texas Arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana Texas Indiana Prisoners of War American Civil War Indiana Historical Society
Dec 31
1864
Major General Samuel Jones Relieves General Pierre Beauregard of Command of Confederate Forces in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida South Carolina Georgia Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Jan 2
1865
From Savannah, Georgia, General Sherman Sends General Grant Plans for Invading South Carolina South Carolina Savannah, Georgia U.S. Grant American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 3
1865
U.S.S. Kanawha Captures Confederate Schooner Mary Ellen Off Florida's Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
Jan 6
1865
General Grant Requests Lincoln Immediately Remove General Butler from Command Ulysses S. Grant Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 8
1865
Kickapoos Rout Texas Confederates Troops in the Battle of Dove Creek Texas Kickapoo Indians American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Jan 11
1865
Robert E. Lee Recommends Using African-American Troops in Return for Emancipation Robert E. Lee The American Civil War African-American History Sewannee: The University of the South
Secretary of War Edwin Stanton Meets General Sherman in Savannah Regarding Freed Slaves Savannah, Georgia The American Civil War Slavery Georgia
Jan 12
1865
Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Is Promoted to Major General in the Union Army Hugh Judson Kilpatrick American Military Figures American Civil War History Channel
Jan 15
1865
Union Captures Fort Fisher in North Carolina North Carolina Fall of Fort Fisher Forts The History Channel
Jan 16
1865
General Sherman Issues Special Field Order No. 15: "40 Acres and a Mule" William Tecumseh Sherman American Civil War Farming & Agriculture New Jersey Bar Foundation African American Registry
Abraham Lincoln Receives Report of Interview with Confederate President Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 16
1865
President Lincoln Meets with Cabinet Regarding Capture of Fort Fisher, North Carolina North Carolina Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Forts Lincoln Logs
Lincoln Issues Order Protecting Property of 'Sisters of Charity of Nazareth' (KY) Kentucky Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Religion Lincoln Logs
Heavy Rains Delay Sherman's March into the Carolinas General William Tecumseh Sherman American Civil War History Channel
Jan 16
1865
President Lincoln Considers Possible Peace Talks with Confederate President Jefferson Davis Jefferson Davis Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Indiana's Governor Sends an Envoy to Washington, D.C. to Negotiate an Exchange for Indiana Soldiers Captured in Georgia Indiana Georgia Washington, D.C. Prisoners of War American Civil War Indiana Historical Society
Jan 16
1865
Presidents Lincoln Writes General Grant Requesting a Position for His Son Robert President Abraham Lincoln Ulysess S. Grant American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Presidents Lincoln Considers Proposed Exchange of Confederate Prisoners Held in Indiana Indiana President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Presidents Lincoln Contacts Secretary Stanton About Treatment of Confederate Troops Seeking Amnesty President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Jan 20
1865
President Lincoln Places a Ban on the Exportation of Hay from the United States President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Farming and Agriculture Lincoln Logs
Jan 23
1865
Federal Tender Fox Captures British Blockade Runner Fannie McRae in Florida's Warrior River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
President Lincoln Spends Day Reviewing Court-martial Cases and Military Arrests Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Law and Legal Resources Lincoln Logs
Jan 25
1865
President Lincoln Reviews 30 Court Martial Cases Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Law & Legal Resources Lincoln Logs
Jan 31
1865
President Lincoln Sends Secretary Seward to Virginia to Meet Informally with Confederate Representatives Vrginia President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
Robert E. Lee Is Named General-In-Chief of the Confederate Armies Virginia Military Figures Robert E. Lee American Civil War New York Times
Sep 30
1865
102nd U.S. Colored Troop Is Mustered Out of Service in Charleston, South Carolina South Carolina American Civil War African-American Heritage State of Michigan
Oct 11
1865
President Andrew Johnson Paroles Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens President Andrew Johnson American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 12
1865
Former Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens Leaves Federal Prison after Four Months President Andrew Johnson American Civil War University of Georgia
Oct 25
1865
Florida & Georgia Hold Special Conventions to Annul Their Ordinances of Secession Florida Georgia American Civil War Florida State Historical Society University of Georgia
Oct 26
1865
Constitutional Convention Milledgeville Repeals Georgia's Ordinance of Secession Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 10
1865
Henry Wirz, a Swiss immigrant and Commander of Andersonville Prison in Georgia, Is Hanged for Murdering Soldiers Incarcerated at His Prison Notorious Swiss Georgia Andersonville Prison Prisoners of War Capital Punishment History Channel Library of Congress
Dec 22
1865
Governor John Andrew Officially Receives the Regimental Colors of Massachusetts Units of the Union Army Massachusetts Military Figures American Civil War Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Jan 16
1866
Burton N. Harrison, Private Secretary to President of the Confederacy Jefferson Davis, Is the Last Rebel Prisoner Released from Fort Delaware Delaware American Civil War State of Delaware
Jan 22
1866
A Joint Resolution of the Georgia General Assembly Calls for Removal of Federal Troops from the State Georgia American Civil War Historic Documents University of Georgia
Aug 20
1866
President Johnson's Proclamation of Peace Ends the Civil War in Texas Civil War in Texas Andrew Johnson American Civil War Texas State Historical Association
Jan 15
1867
The Bayland Orphans' Home for Boys Is Organized in Houston, Texas by Confederate Veterans Houston, Texas American Civil War Child Advocacy Community and Human Resources Texas State Historical Association
Dec 25
1868
President Andrew Johnson Grants an Unconditional Pardon for Everyone Involved in the Southern Rebellion That Resulted in the Civil War President Andrew Johnson The American Presidency Law & Legal Resources American Civil War University of Georgia
Sep 30
1869
Texas' Governor Resigns in Protest of Reconstruction Authorities in the State Texas Reconstruction Texas State Historical Association
Jan 26
1870
President Grant Signs Bill Readmitting Virginia to Representation in Congress Virginia U.S. Congress President Grant American Civil War Virginia Historical Society
Jan 14
1875
U.S. House Passes the Specie Resumption Act in an Effort to Replace Civil War Greenbacks in Circulation with Gold Coins U.S. Congress Currencies American Civil War History Channel
Sep 22
1877
Rutherford B. Hayes Is First President to Visit Atlanta Since Civil War Georgia President Hayes The American Presidency American Civil War University of Georgia
Jan 31
1879
William Tecumseh Sherman Revisits Atlanta, Georgia 15 Years after Ordering It to be Burned Atlanta, Georgia William Tecumseh Sherman American Civil War University of Georgia
Nov 28
1884
Texas Charters Home for Confederate Veterans Texas American Civil War Veterans Day Texas State Historical Association
Sep 17
1885
Minnesota Civil War Veterans Form a Last Man's Club to Meet Annually Until All Have Died. The Last Meeting Is Held in 1930 Minnesota Military Figures American Civil War American Military Veterans Minnesota Historicla Association
Sep 17
1887
100,000 Spectators View a Civil War Reenactment at the Minnesota State Fair Minnesota American Civil War Minnesota State Fair Minnesota Historicla Association
Dec 11
1889
Jefferson Davis' Funeral Is Held in New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana Jefferson Davis American Civil War University of Georgia
Aug 19
1890
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Is Established Georgia Tennessee American Civil War Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Georgia History
Sep 19
1895
Chickamauga Field Dedicated at Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park Georgia Battle of Chickamauga National Park Service
Sep 20
1895
Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain Dedicated As Part of National Military Park Tennessee Battle of Chattanooga National Park Service
Oct 3
1895
Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage Is Published Stephen Crane American Civil War Adult Fiction History Channel
Dec 16
1897
Georgia Designates Jefferson Davis' Birthday (June 3) as a State Holiday Georgia Government Jefferson Davis Holidays American Civil War University of Georgia
Aug 29
1901
A Confederate Monument Is Unveiled at Union, West Virginia Union, West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archives
Oct 9
1912
West Virginia Division of Confederate Veterans Hold Their Annual Reunion in Moorefield Moorefield, West Virginia American Civil War West Virginia State Archives
Dec 15
1939
Gone with the Wind Premieres in Atlanta Georgia Gone with the Wind American Civil War Received Eight Acadmy Awards Including Best Picture Internet Movie Database
Dec 15
1989
Glory Is Released in the U.S. Film American Civil War African-American Heritage Received Three Acadmy Awards Internet Movie Database

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