Events in History in March 1864

  • Mar 1 Rebecca Lee in the US becomes 1st African American woman to receive a medical degree
  • Mar 5 1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge

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Mar 9 Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Mar 10 Ullyses Grant is named commander of the Union armies
  • Mar 10 Red River campaign begun in Louisiana by Union forces
  • Mar 11 The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield
  • Mar 14 Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris
  • Mar 14 Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana
  • Mar 15 Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, Lousiana
  • Mar 18 Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240
  • Mar 21 Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana
  • Mar 23 Encounter at Camden, Arkansas
  • Mar 25 Battle of Paducah, Kentuckey (Forrest's raid)
  • Mar 29 Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece
  • Mar 29 Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia, Arkansas
  • Mar 30 Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas