American Civil War in History (Part 2)

American Civil War: Atlanta Campaign

Historical Events

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  • 1864-04-09 Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War.
  • 1864-05-06 US Civil War: Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA

BattleBattle of Interest

1864-05-06 US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured

Confederate General James Longstreet
Confederate General
James Longstreet

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1864-05-06 US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia

  • 1864-05-12 US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling)
  • 1864-05-12 US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War
  • 1864-05-26 Battle of Dallas, Georgia begins (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-30 Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1864-06-03 General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1864-08-05 US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

US Civil War Admiral David Farragut
US Civil War Admiral
David Farragut
  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War
  • 1864-09-17 American Civil War: Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign
  • 1864-09-18 Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin–Nashville Campaign), American Civil War
  • 1864-09-27 Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured
  • 1864-10-28 Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1864-11-22 American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties
  • 1865-01-31 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
  • 1865-02-08 1st black major in US Army appointed during US Civil war - Martin Robison Delany
  • 1865-02-17 Columbia, South Carolina, burns down during American Civil War
  • 1865-02-27 Civil War skirmish near Sturgeon, Missouri
  • 1865-03-02 Conferate General Early's army is defeated at the battle of Waynesboro VA during American Civil War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1865-03-13 US Civil war: Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1865-04-02 US Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of Sayler's Creek during US Civil War, 1/4rd of Lee's army cut off
  • 1865-04-06 Skirmish at High Bridge VA (Appomattox) during US Civil war;
  • 1865-04-09 US Civil War: Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1865-05-10 US Civil War: Confederate President Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops at Irwinsville Georgia
  • 1865-05-12 Last land action of Civil war at Palmito Ranch, Texas
  • 1865-05-13 Battle of Palmito Ranch, near Brownsville, Texas: final engagement of the American Civil War, Private John Jefferson Williams of B Company, 34th Regiment Indiana Infantry is last man killed
  • 1865-11-06 American Civil War: CSS Shenandoah is the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.

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1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Ala, Ark, Fla, Ga, Miss, La, NC, SC, Tn & Va

17th US President Andrew Johnson
17th US President
Andrew Johnson
  • 1866-08-20 President Andrew Johnson formally declares US Civil War over
  • 1868-12-25 Despite bitter opposition, US President Andrew Johnson grants unconditional pardon to all persons involved in Southern rebellion (Civil War)
  • 1870-01-16 Virginia becomes 8th state readmitted to US after Civil War
  • 1872-09-14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War

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1885-03-04 Grover Cleveland inaugrated as 1st US Democratic President since Civil War

US President Grover Cleveland
US President
Grover Cleveland
  • 1905-03-25 Confederate battle flags captured during the American Civil War are returned to South
  • 1913-06-25 American Civil War veterans begin arriving at the Great Reunion of 1913.
  • 1922-06-28 The Irish Civil War starts when Irish Free State forces attack anti-treaty republicans in Dublin.
  • 1967-07-06 Biafran War erupts as Nigerian forces invade starting Nigerian Civil war
  • 1974-03-07 "Monitor" (US Civil War Ship) restored at Cape Hatteras NC
  • 1987-05-28 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot

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