American Civil War in History

Historical Events

  • 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
  • 1860-12-20 South Carolina declared an "independent commonwealth" and secedes from the Union (US 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 Florida secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-10 Fort Jackson & Fort Philip are taken over by LA state troops (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-11 Alabama secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-12 Florida state troops demand surrender of Fort Pickens (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-15 US Civil War: Union forces at Fort Pikens on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola, Florida refuse Florida Militia demand to surrender
  • 1861-01-19 Georgia secedes from the Union (US Civil War)
  • 1861-01-19 Mississippi troops take Fort Massachusetts and Ship Island (US Civil War)

Historic Event

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

  • 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)

Constitution 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)

  • 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)
  • 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)
  • 1861-03-06 Provisionary Confederate Congress establishes Confederate Army
  • 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)

Historic Event

1861-03-16 Edward Clark becomes 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)

  • 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 Fort Sumter

1861-04-12 Fort Sumter in South Carolina is attacked by the Confederacy, beginning 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)

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Historic Event

1861-05-29 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for the Union Army

  • 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
  • 1861-07-13 Battle of Corrick's Ford, Virginia (Carrick's Ford) - Union army takes total control of western Virginia
  • 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)
  • 1861-08-28 American Civil War: Battle of Fort Hatteras, North Carolina, 1st combined operation of Union Army and Navy results in Union domination of strategically important North Carolina Sounds
  • 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 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)

  • 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 Peninsular Campaign, launched in southeastern Virginia, aimed at capturing Richmond during US Civil War begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1862-04-04 Siege of Yorktown, fought in York County and Newport News, Virginia begins (Yorktown campaign), inconclusive result (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

Historic Event

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)
  • 1862-07-29 American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C.
  • 1862-08-09 Battle of Cedar Mountain [Slaughter's Mountain], fought in Culpeper County, Virginia, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

Second Battle of Bull Run

1862-08-29 Second Battle of Bull Run, fought in Manassas, Virginia begins, Confederate victory (US Civil War)

  • 1862-09-04 General Lee begins the Maryland Campaign invading the North with 50,000 Confederate troops (US Civil war)
  • 1862-09-14 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • 1862-09-17 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • 1862-09-17 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
  • 1862-09-30 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri
  • 1862-10-05 Battle of Hatchie Bridge, Tennessee; confederate forces avoid capture by Union army
  • 1862-12-11 Battle of Fredricksburg in Virginia begins between Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General Ambrose Burnside
  • 1862-12-14 Battle of Kinston, fought in Lenoir County, North Carolina begins (Goldsboro Expedition), Union victory (US Civil War)

Historic Event

1862-12-20 Confederate Army Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky (US Civil War)

  • 1862-12-25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, South Carolina
  • 1862-12-31 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River (Battle of Murfreesboro), Tennessee in US 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)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 872

  • 1788-04-17 Joseph Gilbert Totten, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • 1792-01-12 Robert Patterson, Irish-American Major General (Union Army), born in Cappagh, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1881)
  • 1794-12-10 James Wolfe Ripley, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Windham County, Connecticut (d. 1870)
  • 1796-05-04 Joseph Pannell Taylor, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1864)
  • 1796-09-22 Cornelius Stribling, American Naval Commander (Mexican war, Civil War), born in Pendleton, South Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1797-01-30 Edwin Vose Sumner, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1797-09-06 William "Extra Billy" Smith, American lawyer, politician (Governor of Virginia, 1846-49 and 1864-65; US Representative from Virginia, 1853-61), and oldest General in the Confederate Army, born in Marengo, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • 1798-02-22 Charles Mynn Thruston, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1798-03-04 John Joseph Abercrombie, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1877)
  • 1798-05-18 Ethan Allen Hitchcock, American Major General (Union Army), born in Vergennes, Vermont (d. 1870)
  • 1798-06-12 Samuel Cooper, American General (Confederate Army), born in New Hackensack, Dutchess County, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1798-07-24 John Adams Dix, American Major General (Union Army), born in Boscawen, New Hampshire (d. 1879)
  • 1798-09-01 Richard Delafield, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1873)
  • 1799-01-07 Daniel Tyler, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, Connecticut (d. 1882)
  • 1800-02-21 John Henry Winder, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Somerset County, Maryland (d. 1865)
  • 1801-05-06 George Sears Greene, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Apponaug, Rhode Island (d. 1899)
  • 1801-06-23 Daniel Smith Donelson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1801-12-28 James Barnes, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1869)
  • 1802-02-21 George Douglas Ramsay, American Brevet Major general (Union Army), born in Dumfries, Virginia (d. 1882)
  • 1802-03-16 George Archibald McCall, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1868)
  • 1802-05-15 Isaac Ridgeway Trimble, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1802-07-21 David Hunter, American Major General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1802-11-20 James L. Lardner, American naval officer (American Civil War), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
  • 1802-12-02 Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
  • 1803-02-02 Albert Sidney Johnston, Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1803-06-04 Gabriel J. Rains, American army officer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in New Bern, North Carolina (d. 1881)
  • 1803-10-21 George Wright, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Norwich, Vermont (d. 1865)
  • 1803-12-22 Joseph King Fenno Mansfield, American Major General (Union Army), born in New Haven, Connecticut (d. 1862)
  • 1804-02-17 Samuel Read Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1804-03-20 Neal Dow, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1897)
  • 1804-10-26 Lorenzo Thomas, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Delaware (d. 1875)
  • 1804-11-13 Theophilus Hunter Holmes, Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), born in Sampson County, North Carolina (d. 1880)
  • 1805-04-30 William Kerley Strong, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1867)
  • 1805-06-14 Robert Anderson, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1871)
  • 1805-09-18 Robert Cowdin, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jamaica, Vermont (d. 1874)
  • 1805-09-30 Samuel Peter Heintzelman, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manheim, Pennsylvania (d. 1880)
  • 1805-11-22 Benjamin Huger, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1877)
  • 1806-04-10 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), born in Raleigh, North Carolina (d. 1864)
  • 1806-05-12 Amos Beebe Eaton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Catskill, New York (d. 1877)
  • 1806-05-16 George C. Cadwalader, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1879)
  • 1806-06-08 Gideon Johnson Pillow, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1878)
  • 1806-09-11 Joshua Blackwood Howell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Woodbury, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1806-09-13 Joseph L. Hogg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Morgan County, Georgia (d. 1862)
  • 1806-10-18 John Breckinridge Grayson, Brig Genl (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1806-12-12 Stand Watie, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Calhoun, Georgia (d. 1871)
  • 1807-01-06 Joseph Holt, American lawyer, politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • 1807-01-11 Alfred Eugene "Mudwall" Jackson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army)
  • 1807-01-13 Napoleon Bonaparte Buford, American Major General (Union Army), born in Woodford County, Kentucky (d. 1883)

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee (1807-1870)

1807-01-19 American General who commanded the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War, born in Stratford Virginia

  • 1807-02-01 William Bowen Campbell, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Sumner County, Tennessee (d. 1867)

Joseph E. JohnstonJoseph E. Johnston (1807-1891)

1807-02-03 American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), born in Farmville, Virginia

  • 1807-02-10 Abner Clark Harding, American politician and Civil War Brigadier General (Union Army), born in East Hampton, Connecticut (d. 1874)
  • 1807-02-16 Lysander Cutler, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Royalston, Massachusetts (d. 1866)
  • 1807-04-24 Charles Ferguson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1807-05-01 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Port Royal, Virginia (d. 1871)
  • 1807-07-12 Silas Casey, American Major General (Union Army), born in East Greenwich, Rhode Island (d. 1882)
  • 1807-10-30 James Samuel Wadsworth, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Geneseo, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1807-12-20 Richard Lucian Page, US Navy officer (Confederate Army), born in Clarke County, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • 1808-01-07 Jacob Ammen, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fincastle, Virginia (d. 1894)
  • 1808-02-25 James Bowen, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1808-03-14 Catharinus Putnam Buckingham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1888)
  • 1808-05-19 Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1883)
  • 1808-08-09 William Thomas Ward, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1878)
  • 1808-08-24 Thomas Fenwick Drayton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1891)
  • 1808-08-26 Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Claiborne County, Mississippi (d. 1882)
  • 1808-10-05 Thomas Algeo Rowley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • 1808-11-27 Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1877)
  • 1809-01-18 Richard C. Gatlin, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Kinston, North Carolina (d. 1896)
  • 1809-02-20 Henry Walton Wessells, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lietchfield, Connecticut (d. 1889)
  • 1809-02-25 George Washington Cullom, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1892)
  • 1809-04-17 Philip St. George Cocke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Bremo Bluff, Virginia (d. 1861)
  • 1809-04-20 John S. Preston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Abingdon, Virginia (d. 1881)
  • 1809-06-13 George Philip St Cooke, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Leesburg, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1809-10-04 Robert Cumming Schenck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Ohio (d. 1890)
  • 1809-11-09 Albert Taylor Bledsoe, American Episcopal priest and Confederate Army officer, born in Frankfurt, Kentucky (d. 1877)
  • 1809-11-13 John A. Dahlgren, US Navy officer and inventor (Civil war Dahlgren-cannon), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1809-11-23 Horatio Phillips Van Cleve, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1891)
  • 1809-12-03 Thomas Alfred Davies, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Black Lake, New York (d. 1899)
  • 1809-12-06 Stephen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bethel, Vermont (d. 1903)
  • 1809-12-26 William Nelson Pendleton, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1883)
  • 1809-12-29 Albert Pike, US attorney, soldier, writer, and freemason (Brigadier-General in the Confederate Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1810-01-31 Daniel Ruggles, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1897)
  • 1810-04-28 Daniel Ullman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wilmington, Delaware (d. 1892)
  • 1810-05-08 James Cooper, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Frederick County, Maryland (d. 1863)
  • 1810-05-10 James Shields, Irish-American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Altmore, County Tyrone, Ireland (d. 1879)
  • 1810-05-29 Erasmus Darwin Keyes, American banker, businessman and Major General (Union Army), born in Brinfield, Massachusetts (d. 1895)
  • 1810-05-29 Solomon Meredith, American politician and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, North Carolina (d. 1875)
  • 1810-08-21 Thomas Jefferson McKean, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Burlington, Pennsylvania (d. 1870)
  • 1810-09-10 Albert G. Blanchard, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charlestown, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1810-09-20 Alpheus Starkey Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Deep River, Connecticut (d. 1878)
  • 1810-10-19 Cassius Marcellus Clay, American Major General (Union Army), born in Madison County, Kentucky (d. 1903)
  • 1810-10-22 Henry Bohlen, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), Bremen, Germany (d. 1862)
  • 1810-10-28 Adley H. Gladden, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Fairfield District, South Carolina (d. 1862)
  • 1810-11-02 Andrew Atkinson Humphreys, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1810-11-18 Benjamin Stone Roberts, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Manchester, Vermont (d. 1875)
  • 1810-11-19 August Willich, Prussian-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Braunsberg, Province of East Prussia (d. 1878)
  • 1811-02-24 Edward Dickinson Baker, British-American attorney, politician (US Senator from Oregon, 1860-61; US Representative from Illinois, 1845-47, 1849-51), and Union Army officer, born in London, England (d. 1861)
  • 1811-03-01 Robert Christie Buchanan, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1878)
  • 1811-03-11 Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hounsfield, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1811-03-15 Robert Allen, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in West Point, Ohio (d. 1886)

Famous Weddings

Nathan Bedford Forrest

1845-09-25 Confederate army Nathan Bedford Forrest (24) weds Presbyterian minister's daughter Mary Ann Montgomery (18) in Hernando, Mississippi

John Singleton Mosby

1857-12-30 Confederate army cavalry battalion commander John S. Mosby (24) weds Pauline Clarke in Nashville


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 205

  • 1861-05-24 Elmer E. Ellsworth, American soldier who was the 1st Union officer killed in the American Civil War, dies at 24
  • 1861-08-10 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier-General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle at 43
  • 1861-12-26 Philip St. George Cocke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), commits suicide at 52
  • 1862-01-24 James McIntosh, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at about 33
  • 1862-03-07 Ben McCulloch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 50
  • 1862-03-07 John Baillie McIntosh, US general-major (Union Army), dies at 32
  • 1862-04-06 Adley H. Gladden, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 51
  • 1862-05-16 Joseph L. Hogg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 55
  • 1862-05-31 Robert Hopkins Hatton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 35
  • 1862-08-09 Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 42 or 46
  • 1862-09-01 Oliver Tilden, of the Bronx, killed in Civil War in Virginia
  • 1862-09-14 Samuel Garland Jr, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31
  • 1862-09-17 Lawrence O'Bryan Branch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 41
  • 1862-09-19 [Lewis] Henry Little, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 45
  • 1862-09-30 Isaac Peace Rodman, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injury at about 40
  • 1862-10-04 William Duncan Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 36
  • 1862-10-08 James Streshley Jackson, American attorney and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies in battle at 39
  • 1862-10-16 George B. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 31
  • 1862-11-06 Charles Davis Jameson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 35
  • 1862-11-09 John Bordenave Villepigue, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 32
  • 1862-12-13 Maxcy Gregg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 48
  • 1862-12-13 Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Fredericksburg at 39
  • 1862-12-31 James Edward Rains, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Stone's River at 29
  • 1863-01-02 Roger Weightman Hanson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in Battle of Murfreesboro at 35
  • 1863-01-15 David Rumph Jones, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 37
  • 1863-05-01 Edward D. Tracy, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 29
  • 1863-05-03 Elisha Franklin "Bull" Paxton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 35

Stonewall JacksonStonewall Jackson (1824-1863)

1863-05-10 Confederate general during the American Civil War, dies of pneumonia at 39

  • 1863-05-28 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injuries at 23
  • 1863-07-03 Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at the battle of Gettysburg at 25
  • 1863-07-03 George Hull Ward, American general and Union officer in the American Civil War, dies of his wounds at the Battle of Gettysburg at 37
  • 1863-07-03 Richard B. Garnett, American Confederate Brigadier General, killed during Pickett's Charge, Battle of Gettysburg at 45
  • 1863-07-03 Samuel K. Zook, American Union general-major, dies of his wounds from the Battle of Gettysburg at 40
  • 1863-07-03 William Barksdale, American Confederate Brigadier General, dies in the Battle of Gettysburg while leading his brigade's attack at 41
  • 1863-07-04 Paul Joseph Revere, American grandson of Paul Revere, Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 30
  • 1863-07-05 Lewis Armistead, Confederate brigadier general at Gettysburg (Pickett's Charge), dies of his injuries from the battle of Gettysburg at 46
  • 1863-07-06 Strong Vincent, American army officer (fought at Battle of Gettysburg), dies at 26 fighting at the Little Round Top in Gettysburg
  • 1863-07-10 Paul Jones Semmes, American businessman and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 48
  • 1863-07-13 John S. Bowen, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 32
  • 1863-07-17 J. Johnston Pettigrew, American lawyer and Confederate General in the American Civil War, dies at 35
  • 1863-09-19 Preston Smith, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 39
  • 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
  • 1864-05-05 John Marshall Jones, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 43
  • 1864-05-05 Leroy Augustus Stafford, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 42
  • 1864-05-09 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), is shot in battle after claiming "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" at 50
  • 1864-05-09 Thomas D. Doubleday, American bookstore owner & Union Army officer, dies in an accident at 48
  • 1864-05-13 Junius Daniel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 35
  • 1864-05-18 James Byron Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 41
  • 1864-06-05 William Edmonson "Grumble" Jones, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 39
  • 1864-06-14 Leonidas Polk, Lt. Gen. (Confederate Army), killed in action in Battle of Pine Mt at 58
  • 1864-06-19 George Lincoln Prescott, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injuries at 35
  • 1864-07-06 Samuel Allen Rice, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies of injuries at 36
  • 1864-07-17 Daniel McCook Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 29
  • 1864-07-22 William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), killed in action at 47 during the Atlanta Campaign
  • 1864-07-25 Clement H. Stevens, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 42
  • 1864-08-05 Griffin A. Stedman, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies in battle at 26
  • 1864-08-16 John Randolph Chambliss Jr, American Brigadier-General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 31
  • 1864-08-16 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 27
  • 1864-09-19 Robert Emmet Rodes, American Civil War Confederate Army Major General, dies in battle at 35
  • 1864-09-23 Sandie [Alexander Swift] Pendleton, American Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army), dies at 23
  • 1864-09-29 Hiram Burnham, American Union army officer (Chancellorsville), dies in Battle of Chaffin's Farm at 49 or 50
  • 1864-10-20 Stephen Dodson Ramseur, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 27

William T. AndersonWilliam T. Anderson (c. 1840-1864)

1864-10-26 American Civil War Pro-Confederate rebel guerrilla leader (Lawrence Massacre, Centralia Massacre), killed in battle by union troops at 23 or 24

  • 1865-02-06 John Pegram, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies in battle at 33
  • 1865-02-07 John Henry Winder, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and provost marshal, dies at 64
  • 1865-04-06 John Austin Wharton, American lawyer and Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 36
  • 1865-04-23 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 24
  • 1865-10-20 Champ Ferguson, American Confederate guerrilla, found guilty of war crimes during US Civil War, executed and hung at 43
  • 1866-02-21 Stephen Elliott, Jr., Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 35
  • 1866-07-11 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), commits suicide at 52
  • 1868-07-03 Lafayette Curry Baker, American investigator spy and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 41
  • 1868-09-28 Thomas Carmichael Hindman, Jr., American attorney, and Confederate Army Major General, assassinated at 40
  • 1869-07-15 A J Haynes, US army captain and civil war veteran, assassinated by KKK

Edwin StantonEdwin Stanton (1814-1869)

1869-12-24 US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), dies at 55

  • 1870-02-14 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, dies at 54
  • 1870-08-24 Edwin Gray Lee, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 34

Robert E. LeeRobert E. Lee (1807-1870)

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

  • 1871-02-19 John B. Magruder, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • 1872-12-21 Ambrose R. Wright, American Civil War General, dies at 46
  • 1873-02-02 Edward Johnson, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 56
  • 1873-11-06 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), dies at 58
  • 1875-07-10 Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61

Gordon GrangerGordon Granger (1822-1876)

1876-01-10 American Major General during the Civil War (Union Army), dies at 54

  • 1876-04-12 Joseph Dana Webster, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 64

George Armstrong CusterGeorge Armstrong Custer (1839-1876)

1876-06-25 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

  • 1876-08-21 Harry T. Hays, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 56
  • 1877-03-25 Elkanah Brackin Greer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 51
  • 1877-06-09 Hugh W. Mercer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • 1877-12-07 Benjamin Huger, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 72
  • 1879-04-29 Douglas H. Cooper, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • 1879-10-27 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • 1880-01-05 Benjamin J. Hill, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 54
  • 1880-04-07 Isaac M. St. John, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 52
  • 1880-08-29 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army), dies at 47
  • 1881-03-15 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), commits suicide at 41
  • 1881-04-12 James L. Lardner, American naval officer (American Civil War), dies at 78
  • 1881-05-01 John S. Preston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 72
  • 1883-03-15 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67