Historical Events for October 1864

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1st - Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
1st - John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
2nd - Battle of Saltville, VA
4th - National black convention meets (Syracuse NY)
4th - New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
5th - Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
5th - Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die)
7th - -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, VA
7th - Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett
9th - Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions
11th - Slavery abolished in Maryland
11th - Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.
13th - Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)
13th - Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered
13th - Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (Mosby's Raid)
13th - Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
15th - Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
The Gray Ghost John Singleton MosbyThe Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby 19th - Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
19th - Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Conf attackers
19th - US Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to Major General
20th - US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
21st - Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)
23rd - Battle of Westport, Missouri: Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price
25th - Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
25th - Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL
26th - Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson near Albany, Missouri
27th - Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
27th - 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond
27th - Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted on a steam launch
27th - Siege of Petersburg, VA
28th - Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
28th - Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
28th - Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
29th - Greek parliament accept new Constitution
30th - Helena, Montana's capital, founded
31st - Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union

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