American Civil War in History

American Civil War: Atlanta Campaign - Battle of Petersburg

Historical Events


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1264-08-21 Kublai Khan accepts the surrender of his younger brother Ariq Böke at Xanadu, at the end of the Mongol civil war

Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty Kublai Khan
Mongolian Emperor and Founder of the Yuan Dynasty
Kublai Khan
  • 1832-11-24 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification, declaring the tariffs of 1828 and 1832 unconstitutional in and unenforceable in South Carolina, precipitating the Nullification Crisis which presaged the American Civil War
  • 1861-01-07 Florida troops takeover Fort Marion at St Augustine (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-09 Mississippi secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-10 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-10 Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-11 Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-12 Florida state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-14 Fort Pikens, Florida, falls into state hands (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-19 Misssissippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-19 Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1861-01-21 Jefferson Davis of Mississippi and 4 other southern senators resign (U.S Civil War)

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • 1861-01-25 Arsenal Augustaseized by Confederacy in Georgia (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-26 Louisiana secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-31 State of Louisiana takes over US Mint at New Orleans (U.S Civil War)
  • 1861-02-01 Texas secedes from the Union (which precipitates the American Civil War)

  • 1861-02-04 Confederate constitutional convention meets for 1st time; Jefferson Davis elected President of Confederacy (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-05 Louisiana delegation except Mr Bouligny withdraws from Congress (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-06 1st meeting of Provisional Congress of Confederate States of America (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-08 Confederate States of America organizes in Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-09 Jefferson Davis & Alexander Stephens elected President & VP of the Confederate States of America (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-09 Tennessee votes against secession (US Civil War)

USAConstitution of the United States

1861-02-09 Confederate Provisional Congress declares all laws under the US Constitution were consistent with constitution of Confederate states (US Civil War)
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Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
Page one of the original copy of the Constitution of the United States
  • 1861-02-12 State troops seize US munitions in Napoleon, Arkansas, during the US Civil War
  • 1861-02-18 Confederate President Jefferson Davis inaugurated at Montgomery, Alabama (US Civil War)
  • 1861-02-20 Navy of the Confederate States (CSN) forms (US Civil War)
  • 1861-03-04 Confederate States adopt "Stars & Bars" flag (US Civil War)
  • 1861-03-11 Confederate convention in Montgomery adopts constitution (US Civil War)
  • 1861-03-16 Arizona Territory votes to leave the Union (US Civil War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1861-03-16 Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who is evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy (US Civil War)

Texan Revolutionary Sam Houston
Texan Revolutionary
Sam Houston
  • 1861-03-31 Confederacy takes over mint at New Orleans (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-08 US mint at Dahlonega, Georgia, seized by confederacy (US Civil War)

Battle of InterestBattle of Fort Sumter

1861-04-12 Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning the American Civil War
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The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
The Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter, the first battle of the American Civil War
  • 1861-04-13 After 34 hours of bombardment, Fort Sumter surrenders to Confederates (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-14 Formal Union surrender of Fort Sumter (US Civil War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1861-04-15 Federal army (75,000 volunteers) mobilized by US President Abraham Lincoln (US Civil War)

16th US President Abraham Lincoln
16th US President
Abraham Lincoln

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1861-04-18 Colonel Robert E. Lee turns down offer to command Union armies (US Civil War)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1861-04-19 Lincoln orders blockade of Confederate ports (Civil War)
  • 1861-04-23 Robert E. Lee named commander of Virginia Confederate forces (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-25 Battle of Lavaca, fought in Texas, Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-25 The Union Army arrives to reinforce Washington, D.C. (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-27 US President Abraham Lincoln suspends writ of habeas corpus (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-27 West Virginia secedes from Virginia after Virginia secedes from Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-29 Maryland's House of Delegates votes against seceding from Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-04-30 US President Abraham Lincoln orders Federal Troops to evacuate Indian Territory (US Civil War)
  • 1861-05-03 General Winfield Scott presents his Anaconda Plan for the North against the South in American Civil War
  • 1861-05-16 Major General Twiggs surrenders to Confederate Army in San Antonio, Texas (US Civil War)
  • 1861-05-20 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War
  • 1861-06-01 1st skirmish in US Civil War at Fairfax Court House, Virginia
  • 1861-06-01 British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
  • 1861-06-03 1st American Civil War land battle: Union forces defeat the Confederacy at Philippi in modern-day West Virginia
  • 1861-06-08 American Civil War: Tennessee votes to secede from the Union
  • 1861-07-21 First Battle of Bull Run [Battle of First Manassas], 1st major battle of the US Civil War is fought near Manassas, Virginia, Confederate victory
  • 1861-08-10 Battle of Wilson's Creek [Battle of Oak Hills], fought near Springfield, Missouri, General Lyon killed, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1861-08-29 American Civil War: US Navy squadron captures forts at Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina.
  • 1861-09-13 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • 1861-10-25 First Battle of Springfield [Zagonyi's Charge], fought in Springfield, Missouri, Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1861-11-02 American Civil War: Western Department Union General John C. Frémont is relieved of command and replaced by David Hunter
  • 1861-11-03 Battle of Port Royal, fought in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina begins, Union victory (US Civil War)

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1861-11-07 Battle of Belmont, fought in Mississippi County, Missouri begins, first combat test for Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant, Union victory (US Civil War)

Union General and US President Ulysses S. Grant
Union General and US President
Ulysses S. Grant
  • 1861-11-07 Battle of Port Royal, fought in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina ends, Union forces capture Fort Walker and Fort Beauregard (US Civil War)
  • 1861-12-09 American Civil War: The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is established by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1861-12-19 Battle of Black Water (American Civil War)
  • 1862-01-10 Romney expedition, Confederate Army military expedition begins in Romney, West Virginia (US Civil War)
  • 1862-02-06 American Civil War: Naval engagement on Tennessee River, USS Conestago vs CSS Appleton Belle
  • 1862-03-03 Union forces under General Pope lay siege to New Madrid, Missouri (US Civil War)
  • 1862-03-05 Union troops under Brigadier General Wright occupy Fernandina, Florida (US Civil War)
  • 1862-03-31 Civil War action at Island #10 on Mississippi River
  • 1862-04-04 Siege of Yorktown, fought in York County and Newport News, Virginia begins (Yorktown campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1862-04-04 Peninsular Campaign, launched in southeastern Virginia, aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-04-05 Siege of Yorktown, fought in York County and Newport News, Virginia ends (Yorktown campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1862-04-29 New Orleans falls to Union forces during US Civil War
  • 1862-05-01 Major General Benjamin Butler's Union forces occupy New Orleans (US Civil War)
  • 1862-06-02 Robert E. Lee takes command of Confederate armies of North Virginia during the American Civil War
  • 1862-06-30 Battle of Glendale [Frayser's Farm], day 6 of 7 days battles, Virginia Confederate assault attack (US Civil War)
  • 1862-07-01 Battle of Malvern Hill [Poindexter's Farm], day 7 of 7 days battles, Union forces repel Confederate attack, Tactical Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-07-13 Battle of Murfreesboro, fought in Rutherford County, Tennessee begins (Forrest's Raid), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-08-09 Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

Victory in BattleSecond Battle of Bull Run

1862-08-29 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
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The Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, fought August 29th and 30th, 1862
The Second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, Virginia, fought August 29th and 30th, 1862
  • 1862-09-04 General Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops during Maryland Campaign (US Civil war)
  • 1862-09-14 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • 1862-09-17 Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], bloodiest day in the American Civil War: 22,000 dead, wounded or missing in first battle on Union soil
  • 1862-09-17 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • 1862-09-30 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1862-12-14 Battle of Kinston, fought in Lenoir County, North Carolina begins (Goldsboro Expedition), Union victory (US Civil War)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1862-12-20 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
  • 1862-12-31 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennesse in American Civil War
  • 1863-01-08 American Civil War: Second Battle of Springfield
  • 1863-01-17 Civil War skirmish near Newtown, Virginia
  • 1863-01-26 American Civil War: Massachusetts Governor receives permission from Secretary of War to raise a militia organization for men of African descent (54th Massachusetts Regiment)
  • 1863-01-31 1st black Civil War regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, mustered into US army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1863-04-30 -5/1] Battle of Snyder's Bluff, Virginia (part of the Vicksburg Campaign of the American Civil War): General Sherman beaten by Confederate forces

  • 1863-05-03 The Second Battle of Fredericksburg occurs in Virginia, part of the Chancellorsville Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1863-05-14 American Civil War: The Battle of Jackson, Mississippi takes place
  • 1863-05-28 1st black regiment (54 Mass) leaves Boston to fight in US Civil War
  • 1863-07-03 Battle of Gettysburg, largest battle ever fought on the American continent, ends in a major victory for the Union during the US Civil War
  • 1863-08-08 American Civil War: Tennessee's "military" Governor Andrew Johnson frees his personal slaves. Celebrated as a holiday by Tennessee African Americans (early 20th century)

BattleBattle of Interest

1863-09-20 US Civil War Battle of Chickamauga, near Chattanooga, Tennessee ends with a Union withdrawal

Union General Gordon Granger
Union General
Gordon Granger

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestRobert E. Lee

1807-01-19 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia (d. 1870)

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1807-02-01 William Bowen Campbell, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sumner County, Tennessee (d. 1867)
  • 1807-02-10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • 1809-11-13 John A. Dahlgren, US Navy officer and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1814-06-22 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • 1815-08-29 Anna Ella Carroll, American politician and civil war writer (Reconstruction), born in Pocomoke City, Maryland (d. 1894)
  • 1815-09-06 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi (d. 1870)
  • 1816-01-09 John Palmer Usher, Secretary of the Interior under Lincoln during US Civil War (1863-1865), born in Brookfield, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1817-09-13 John M. Palmer, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois) and American Civil War General (Union), born in Eagle Creek, Kentucky (d. 1900)

Person of interestWalt Whitman

1819-05-31 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, born in West Hills, New York (d. 1892)

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman
  • 1821-07-12 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), born in York District, South Carolina (d. 1889)
  • 1823-06-25 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1901)
  • 1823-12-28 Thomas Alexander Scott, American businessman and Assistant Secretary of War (Civil War), born in Peters Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)

Person of interestStonewall Jackson

1824-01-21 Stonewall Jackson [Thomas Jonathan], Confederate general during the American Civil War, born in Clarksburg, Virginia (d. 1863)

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1824-05-29 Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Major General (Confederate Army - American Civil War), born in Wayne County, North Carolina (d. 1890)
  • 1824-06-28 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), born in Toccoa, Habersham County, Georgia (d. 1884)
  • 1826-04-26 George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, born in Worcester, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1826-04-26 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General, born in Louisville, Georgia (d. 1872)
  • 1828-07-04 J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Tyrrell County, North Carolina (d. 1863)
  • 1831-06-08 Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), born in Huntington, Quebec, Canada (d. 1917)
  • 1832-02-27 Alfred Pollard Edward, Civil War journalist, (d. 1872)
  • 1832-11-26 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and women's rights leader and only woman to receive Medal of Honor (bravery during Civil War), born in Oswego, New York (d. 1919)

Person of interestJ.E.B. Stuart

1833-02-06 J. E. B. Stuart [James Ewell Brown "Jeb" Stuart], Confederate General in the American Civil War, born in Patrick County, Virginia (d. 1864)

Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • 1833-07-28 James Henry Lane, Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate), born in Mathews Court House, Virginia (d. 1907)
  • 1833-11-09 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthropist, only woman commissioned in Confederate army during US Civil War, born in Mathews City, Virginia (d. 1916)

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

1833-12-06 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1916)

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1834-10-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, born in Merrimack, New Hampshire (d. 1905)
  • 1837-04-11 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier who was the 1st Union officer killed in the American Civil War, born in Malta, New York (d. 1861)
  • 1837-06-17 Strong Vincent, American army officer (died famously at Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg), born in Waterford, Pennsylvania (d.1863)
  • 1838-02-12 Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1898)

Person of interestGeorge Armstrong Custer

1839-12-05 George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, born in New Rumley, Ohio (d. 1876)

  • 1840-02-29 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), born in Norfolk, Virginia (d. 1908)
  • 1841-01-30 Alfred Townsend George, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841-11-13 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • 1842-10-28 Anna Elizabeth Dickinson, American orator (Joan of Arc of the Civil War), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1932)
  • 1842-11-14 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War (d 1959)
  • 1843-05-09 Isabella "Belle" Boyd, American actress and Confederate spy during US Civil War, born in Martinsburg, Virginia (d. 1900)
  • 1843-12-23 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
  • 1844-06-01 John J. Toffey, American Civil War hero (d. 1911)
  • 1846-02-14 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, born in Johnson, Vermont (d. 1901)
  • 1879-08-18 Aleksandr Rodzyanko, Russian lieutenant-general and corps commander of the White Army during the Russian Civil War, born in Russia (d. 1970)
  • 1899-10-09 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), born in Petoskey, Michigan (d. 1978)
  • 1902-10-25 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1953-07-29 Ken Burns [Kenneth Lauren], American director and documentary film producer (The Civil War, Baseball), born in Brooklyn, New York

Famous Deaths

  • 1031-07-20 Robert II of France [the Pious, the Wise], King of the Franks (996-1031), dies during a civil war at 59
  • 1861-05-24 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier who was the 1st Union officer killed in the American Civil War, dies at 24
  • 1862-09-01 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia

Person of interestStonewall Jackson

1863-05-10 Stonewall Jackson [Thomas Jonathan], Confederate general during the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 39

Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Confederate General
Stonewall Jackson
  • 1863-07-03 George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, dies at 37
  • 1863-07-17 J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, dies at 35
  • 1863-09-20 William Haines Lytle, US politician, poet and Brigadier General (Union Army), killed in action during the American Civil War at 36
  • 1863-11-24 Claudius Charles Wilson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia at 32
  • 1864-10-26 "Bloody Bill" Anderson, American Civil War Pro-Confederate rebel guerrilla leader, killed by union troops at 24 or 25
  • 1866-07-11 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), commits suicide at 52
  • 1869-07-15 A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteren, assassinated by KKK
  • 1870-02-14 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, dies at 54

Person of interestRobert E. Lee

1870-10-12 Robert E. Lee, American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 63

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee
  • 1872-12-21 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General, dies at 46

Person of interestGeorge Armstrong Custer

1876-06-25 George Armstrong Custer, United States Army officer and cavalry commander in the American Civil War and the American Indian Wars, dies at the Battle of Little Bighorn aged 36

  • 1884-05-22 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), dies at 59
  • 1889-09-24 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), dies at 68
  • 1890-12-02 Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Major General (Confederate Army - American Civil War), dies at 66

Person of interestWilliam Tecumseh Sherman

1891-02-14 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, dies at 71

Person of interestWalt Whitman

1892-03-26 Walt Whitman, American poet (Leaves of Grass) and volunteer nurse during the Civil War, dies pneumonia at 72

Poet and Nurse Walt Whitman
Poet and Nurse
Walt Whitman
  • 1896-01-15 Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
  • 1898-03-11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1898-05-02 Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, dies of an old war wound at 60
  • 1900-09-25 John M. Palmer, American politician (U.S. Senator from Illinois) and American Civil War General (Union), dies at 83
  • 1901-01-07 James Dunwoody Bulloch, Confederacy's chief foreign agent in Great Britain during the American Civil War, dies at 77
  • 1901-07-04 Julian Scott, American artist and Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, dies at 55
  • 1901-09-25 Arthur Fremantle, British general and American Civil War observer (b. 1835)
  • 1905-07-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, dies at 70
  • 1907-07-28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • 1908-12-09 William Harvey Carney, American Civil War soldier (first African-American to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor), dies of injuries sustained in an elevator accident at 68
  • 1911-03-13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • 1913-07-07 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, dies at 71
  • 1914-02-24 Joshua Chamberlain, Civil War hero for the Union on Little Round Top at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1915-09-13 Andrew L. Harris, American Civil War hero and Governor of Ohio (b. 1835)

Person of interestGrenville M. Dodge

1916-01-03 Grenville M. Dodge, American railroad engineer (Transcontinental Railroad-Union Pacific) and Major General (Union Army), dies at 84

Railroad Engineer and Union General Grenville M. Dodge
Railroad Engineer and Union General
Grenville M. Dodge

Person of interestJohn Singleton Mosby

1916-05-30 John S. Mosby, Confederate army cavalry battalion commander in the American Civil War, dies at 82

The Gray Ghost John Singleton Mosby
The Gray Ghost
John Singleton Mosby
  • 1917-08-15 Thomas J. Higgins, Union Army soldier during the American Civil War, recipient of America's highest military decoration (Medal of Honor), dies at 86
  • 1918-03-20 Lewis A. Grant, American Civil War General (b. 1828)
  • 1919-02-21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • 1920-04-29 William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1924-11-04 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • 1959-03-16 John Sailling, last documented Civil War veteran, dies at 111
  • 1959-12-19 Walter Williams, claimed to be last survivor of Civil War, dies at 117
  • 1978-08-28 Bruce Catton, American historian and writer (Civil War), dies at 78
  • 1998-03-02 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95