February 1864 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 1 -Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS
  • Feb 1 2nd German-Danish war begins
  • Feb 1 Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein
  • Feb 2 -Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida
  • Feb 3 Sherman's march through Mississippi
  • Feb 4 Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi
  • Feb 5 Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi
  • Feb 6 -7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia
  • Feb 7 Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida
  • Feb 13 Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi
  • Feb 15 Fire in Rotterdam damages Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Feb 16 Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army
  • Feb 17 Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic
  • Feb 19 Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Washington, D.C. (12 members)
  • Feb 20 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida
  • Feb 21 -22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi
  • Feb 21 1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore
  • Feb 22 -27] Battle at Dalton Georgia
  • Feb 22 2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS
  • Feb 22 Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Battle of Dug Hill), Tennessee
  • Feb 24 -Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost)
  • Feb 27 6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties)
  • Feb 27 Near Andersonville, GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter"
  • Feb 28 -Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford)
  • Feb 28 -Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond

Birthdays in History

  • Feb 6 John Henry Mackay, Scottish/German author/poet (Anarchists)
  • Feb 14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • Feb 14 Robert E Park, US, sociologist (human ecology, marginal man)
  • Feb 17 Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, NSW Australia, poet (Waltzing Matilda)
  • Feb 17 Jozef Murga┼í, Slovak inventor (d. 1929)
  • Feb 19 Aritius S Talma, Dutch minister of Agriculture (Work Law of 1911)
  • Feb 22 Jules Renard, France, writer (Poil de Carotte)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Feb 9 Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer marries Elizabeth Clift Bacon


Deaths in History

  • Feb 15 Israel Zangwill, writer/Zionist/philanthropist, dies
  • Feb 15 William Dyce, painter, dies
  • Feb 19 William Edwin Baldwin, US Confederate brig-general, dies
  • Feb 21 Jeffery Forrest, US Confederate brig-general, dies in battle
  • Feb 26 Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, French Canadian politician (b. 1807)