Historical Events in December 1862

  • Dec 5 Battle of Coffeeville, MS

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Dec 6 US President Abraham Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux Indians

US President Abraham Lincoln
US President
Abraham Lincoln
  • Dec 7 Battle of Hartsville, TN
  • Dec 7 Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
  • Dec 12 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
  • Dec 13 Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Marye's Heights)
  • Dec 14 Battle of Kinston, fought in Lenoir County, North Carolina begins (Goldsboro Expedition), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • Dec 16 Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution

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Dec 17 General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Dec 18 Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)
  • Dec 19 Skirmish at Jackson, Salem Church, Tennessee (80 casualties)
  • Dec 20 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
  • Dec 20 -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign
  • Dec 20 Confederate raid on Union supplies at Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Dec 20 Confederate Army Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky (US Civil War)

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Dec 22 -Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan's: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY

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Dec 23 Union General Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Dec 25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC
  • Dec 26 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • Dec 26 1st US navy hospital ship enters service
  • Dec 26 38 Santee Sioux Indians hanged in Mankato Minnesota, due to their uprising
  • Dec 27 Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou)
  • Dec 27 Battle of Elizabethtown, Kentucky

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Dec 29 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman

  • Dec 29 Bowling ball invented
  • Dec 31 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennesse in American Civil War
  • Dec 31 President Abraham Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union
  • Dec 31 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • Dec 31 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina