Historical Events in 1864 (Part 2)

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  • Jul 27 Battle of Darbytown, VA (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains)
  • Jul 28 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Jul 28 Battle of Atlanta, Georgia (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642
  • Jul 29 3rd & last day of Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Jul 29 Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid)
  • Jul 29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 30 Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland
  • Jul 30 Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 31 Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Aug 1 Battle of Petersburg, VA
  • Aug 2 2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens
  • Aug 4 Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Aug 5 US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • Aug 5 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati
  • Aug 6 Confederate forces evacuate Fort Powell in Mobile Bay, Alabama
  • Aug 7 Battle of Moorefield, WV
  • Aug 8 Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth
  • Aug 8 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama
  • Aug 9 Battle of Ft Morgan AL
  • Aug 13 Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA
  • Aug 14 -16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia
  • Aug 14 2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault
  • Aug 15 Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners
  • Aug 16 Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia
  • Aug 16 Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam
  • Aug 18 6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault
  • Aug 18 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days
  • Aug 19 2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia
  • Aug 20 8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3,900 casualties)
  • Aug 21 BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31]
  • Aug 21 Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties
  • Aug 21 Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY
  • Aug 21 Battle of Summit Point, VA
  • Aug 21 Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee
  • Aug 22 First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field"
  • Aug 23 Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama
  • Aug 25 Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda
  • Aug 25 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
  • Aug 28 The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations.
  • Aug 29 William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae
  • Aug 31 Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties
  • Sep 1 2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties
  • Sep 1 Battle of Petersburg VA
  • Sep 1 Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 2 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

  • Sep 3 Battle of Berryville, VA
  • Sep 3 US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki
  • Sep 4 Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama
  • Sep 5 British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits
  • Sep 5 Achille François Bazaine becomes Marshall of France.
  • Sep 16 Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid)
  • Sep 16 5th British Golf Open: Tom Morris, Sr. shoots a 167 at Prestwick Golf Club
  • Sep 17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • Sep 18 Battle of Martinsburg, Virginia
  • Sep 18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • Sep 19 3rd Battle of Winchester, Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester)
  • Sep 22 Battle of Fisher's Hill VA-Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap
  • Sep 22 Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg, VA
  • Sep 27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • Sep 27 Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 27 Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

Outlaw Jesse James
Jesse James
  • Sep 28 -30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights)
  • Sep 29 Battle of Chaffin's Farm and New Market Heights in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Sep 30 Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church)
  • Sep 30 Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor
  • Oct 1 Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed
  • Oct 1 John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln
  • Oct 2 Battle of Saltville, VA
  • Oct 4 National black convention meets (Syracuse, NY)
  • Oct 4 New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms
  • Oct 5 Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South
  • Oct 5 Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone, approx 60,000 die
  • Oct 7 -Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, VA
  • Oct 7 Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Oct 9 Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions

  • Oct 11 Slavery abolished in Maryland
  • Oct 11 Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city.
  • Oct 13 Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties)
  • Oct 13 Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered

BattleBattle of Interest

Oct 13 Battle of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia (Mosby's Raid)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • Oct 13 Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery
  • Oct 15 Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri
  • Oct 19 Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont
  • Oct 19 Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Conf attackers
  • Oct 19 US Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to Major General
  • Oct 20 US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday
  • Oct 21 Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City)
  • Oct 23 Battle of Westport, Missouri: Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price
  • Oct 25 Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek)
  • Oct 25 Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL
  • Oct 26 Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson near Albany, Missouri
  • Oct 27 Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad)
  • Oct 27 2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond
  • Oct 27 Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed and sunk by a spar torpedo mounted on a steam launch
  • Oct 27 Siege of Petersburg, VA
  • Oct 28 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • Oct 28 Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties
  • Oct 28 Battle of Wauhatchie, TN
  • Oct 29 Greek parliament accept new Constitution
  • Oct 30 Helena, Montana's capital, founded
  • Oct 31 Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union
  • Nov 4 Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee
  • Nov 4 Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island
  • Nov 6 Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid)
  • Nov 7 2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Nov 8 Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Nov 9 1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country
  • Nov 9 Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea"
  • Nov 11 Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL
  • Nov 13 The new Constitution of Greece is adopted.
  • Nov 15 1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY
  • Nov 15 Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on his "March to the Sea"
  • Nov 16 Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia
  • Nov 21 -22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia
  • Nov 22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • Nov 22 Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death
  • Nov 23 -25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties)
  • Nov 25 Confederate plot to burn New York city fails
  • Nov 25 Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia
  • Nov 26 Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia
  • Nov 26 Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 27 2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 28 3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia
  • Nov 28 Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly)
  • Nov 29 4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia
  • Nov 29 Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station)
  • Nov 29 Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye
  • Nov 30 Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities
  • Nov 30 Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded
  • Dec 1 Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA
  • Dec 1 Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia
  • Dec 2 Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia
  • Dec 3 Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia
  • Dec 4 Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA
  • Dec 4 Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law
  • Dec 6 Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC
  • Dec 7 Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia
  • Dec 8 Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum")
  • Dec 10 General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins
  • Dec 13 Battle of Ft McAllister, GA
  • Dec 15 Battle of Nashville, TN
  • Dec 15 Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA
  • Dec 16 Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities
  • Dec 20 -Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC
  • Dec 21 General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia
  • Dec 24 Battle of Gordonsville, VA
  • Dec 28 Battle of Egypt Station, MS
  • Dec 29 Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball