On This Day

American Civil War in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

  • 1863-01-31 1st black Civil War regiment, South Carolina Volunteers, mustered into US army

Victory 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
  • 1863-05-04 U.S. Civil War: Battle of Chancellorsville, action at Salem Church; Union Army withdraws
  • 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
  • 1863-07-01 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Lee's northward advance halted
  • 1863-07-02 2nd day of the Battle of Gettysburg (US Civil War)
  • 1863-07-03 American Civil War: Battle of Donaldsonville, Louisiana
  • 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
  • 1863-07-15 President Davis orders service duty for confederate army
  • 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)
  • 1863-08-16 Chickamauga campaign of the US Civil War begins in Georgia

Battle of Interest

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

  • 1863-11-03 Battle of Grand Coteau in Southwestern Louisiana in the American Civil War

Appointment of Interest

1863-12-16 Braxton Bragg is replaced by Joseph E. Johnston as commander of the Confederate Army of Tennessee

  • 1864-01-27 Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Virginia
  • 1864-02-16 Battle of Mobile, Alabama - operations by Union Army
  • 1864-02-20 Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida

Appointment of Interest

1864-03-09 Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

  • 1864-04-09 Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War
  • 1864-05-04 General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River
  • 1864-05-06 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, fought in Virginia begins (Battle of Port Walthall Junction), Union victory (US Civil War)

Battle of Interest

1864-05-06 Battle of Wilderness, fought in Virginia, Confederate General James Longstreet seriously injured (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)

  • 1864-05-06 US Civil War: Union Army General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Drewry's Bluff, fought in Chesterfield County, Virginia (Peninsula Campaign), Confederate victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Spotsylvania, fought near Courthouse, Virginia (Overland Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-12 Battle of Todd's Tavern, cavalry battle fought near Todds Tavern, Virginia (Sheridan's Raid), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-20 Spotsylvania campaign in US Civil War ends after 10,920 killed or injured
  • 1864-05-26 Battle of Dallas, begins near Paulding County, Georgia (Atlanta Campaign), Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1864-05-30 Battle of Bethesda Church [Totopotomoy Creek], cavalry battle fought in Hanover County, Virginia, inconclusive result (US Civil War)

Victory in Battle

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

  • 1864-06-11 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War, begins in Louisa County, Virginia
  • 1864-06-12 The Battle of Trevilian Station, the bloodiest and largest all-cavalry battle of the American Civil War in Louisa County ends with Confederate tactical victory and Union successful retreat
  • 1864-07-05 Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia (Skirmish at Pace's Ferry) fought during the Atlanta Campaign of the American Civil War
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia, 3rd and last day
  • 1864-07-29 American Civil War: Battle of Macon, Georgia (Stoneman's Raid)

Victory in Battle

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

  • 1864-09-02 Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during Savannah Campaign (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
  • 1864-12-15 Battle of Nashville, Tennessee: Union forces under General George Thomas shatters General John Bell Hood's Confederate Army of Tennessee
  • 1865-01-31 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
  • 1865-02-08 Martin Robison Delany, 1st black major in US Army appointed during US Civil war
  • 1865-02-17 Columbia in South Carolina burns down during the 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, Virginia, during American Civil War

Historic Event

1865-03-13 Confederate President Jefferson Davis signs bill authorizing use of slaves as soldiers (US Civil War)

  • 1865-04-02 Confederate President Jefferson Davis flees Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-02 Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama, last major battle of the US Civil War
  • 1865-04-04 General Robert E. Lee's Confederate army arrives at Amelia Courthouse, Amelia County, Virginia
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of Sayler's Creek, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), 1/4 of General Robert E. Lee's army cut off, Union victory (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-06 Battle of High Bridge, fought near Farmville, Virginia (Appomattox Campaign), inconclusive result (US Civil War)
  • 1865-04-09 Confederate General Robert E. Lee and 26,765 troops surrender at Appomattox Court House to US Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant ending the Civil War in North Virginia
  • 1865-04-16 Battle of Columbus & West Point, Georgia (Ft Tyler), Union forces win one of the last battles of the US Civil War
  • 1865-04-26 Confederate General J E Johnston surrenders remaining forces to Union General William Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham, North Carolina, ending the US Civil War

Historic Event

1865-05-09 President Andrew Johnson issues a proclamation declaring armed resistance in the South is virtually at an end; this is the commonly accepted end date of the American Civil War

  • 1865-05-10 Confederate President Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops at Irwinsville Georgia (US Civil War)
  • 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
  • 1865-06-22 The CSS Shenandoah fires the last shot of the American Civil War in the Bering Strait to indicate surrender
  • 1865-06-23 At Fort Towson, General Stand Watie surrenders last sizeable confederate army
  • 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
  • 1866-04-02 US President Andrew Johnson ends civil war in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee & Virginia
  • 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
  • 1870-02-23 Mississippi is readmitted to US after the Civil War
  • 1872-09-14 Britain pays US$15½m for damages during Civil War

Historic Event

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

  • 1900-05-23 William Harvey Carney becomes the first African-American soldier awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Civil War at the Battle of Fort Wagner
  • 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 Nigerian Civil War erupts as Nigerian forces invade the secessionist state of Biafra
  • 1974-03-07 "USS Monitor", Union Ship sunk in 1862 during US Civil War, restored at Cape Hatteras
  • 1987-05-28 Monitor, Civil War warship, is discovered by a deep sea robot
  • 1997-11-11 NHL’s new Columbus franchise (scheduled to begin play in 2000) announce team’s name would be “Blue Jackets” after soldiers in the Union army during the American Civil War

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 872

  • 1811-05-24 Charles Clark, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lebanon, Ohio (d. 1877)
  • 1811-06-19 Henry Prince, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Eastport, Maine (d. 1892)
  • 1811-08-20 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union Army) and politician (R-NH), born in Orford, New Hampshire (d. 1890)
  • 1811-08-25 Joseph Dana Webster, American civil engineer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hampton, New Hampshire (d. 1876)
  • 1811-08-26 Danville Leadbetter, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1866)
  • 1811-08-31 Goode Bryan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Hancock County, Georgia (d. 1885)
  • 1811-09-07 William Hemsley Emory, American Major General (Union Army), born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland (d. 1887)
  • 1811-10-18 Hugh Thompson Reid, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Union City, Indiana (d. 1874)
  • 1811-11-11 Ben McCulloch, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1862)
  • 1811-12-18 Alexander Sandor Asboth, Hungarian-American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Keszthely, Hungary (d. 1868)
  • 1812-01-13 Humphrey Marshall, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1812-01-20 Ralph Pomeroy Buckland, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Leyden, Massachusetts (d. 1892)
  • 1812-03-16 Henry Dwight Terry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1869)
  • 1812-03-20 George Bibb Crittenden, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1812-04-09 Randolph Barnes Marcy, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1887)
  • 1812-04-28 Daniel Henry Rucker, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Belleville, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1812-05-12 Louis Ludwig Blenker, German-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Worms, Germany (d. 1863)
  • 1812-05-17 Joseph Warren Revere, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1880)
  • 1812-05-19 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1812-05-30 John Alexander McClernand, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Breckinridge County, Kentucky (d. 1900)
  • 1812-06-07 Theophilus Toulmin Garrard, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Clay County, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1812-07-27 Thomas Lanier Clingman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Huntsville, North Carolina (d. 1897)
  • 1812-11-18 Jesse J. Finley, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lebanon, Tennessee (d. 1904)
  • 1812-12-04 Elias Smith Dennis, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newburgh, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1812-12-16 William Grose, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Dayton, Ohio (d. 1900)
  • 1813-01-05 Thomas Neville Waul, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sumter County, South Carolina (d. 1903)
  • 1813-01-20 Jacon Gartner Lauman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Taneytown, Maryland (d. 1867)
  • 1813-02-14 John McNeil, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada (d. 1891)
  • 1813-02-16 Joseph Reid Anderson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1892)
  • 1813-03-22 Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
  • 1813-03-26 Thomas West Sherman, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1879)
  • 1813-04-17 Henry Washington Benham, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cheshire, Connecticut (d. 1884)
  • 1813-05-06 Joseph Tarr Copeland, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in New Castle, Maine (d. 1893)
  • 1813-05-23 Mason Brayman, American attorney, newspaperman and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1895)
  • 1813-06-25 William High Keim, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Reading, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1813-07-07 William Scott Ketchum, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Norwalk, Connecticut (d. 1871)
  • 1813-08-18 Benjamin Alvord, American scientist and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Vancouver, Washington (d. 1884)
  • 1813-09-11 Conrad Feger Jackson, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Alsace Township, Pennsylvania (d. 1862)
  • 1813-09-13 John Sedgwick, American Major General (Union Army), who is best remembered for his famous last words "they couldn't hit an elephant at this distance" before being shot in battle, born in Cornwall, Connecticut (d. 1864)
  • 1813-11-13 John Wolcott Phelps, American abolitionist, author and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Guilford County, Vermont (d. 1885)
  • 1814-01-11 Richard Griffith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1814-01-12 Jones Mitchell Withers, Mjr General (Confederate Army), (d. 1890)
  • 1814-01-26 Rufus King, American newspaper editor, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1876)
  • 1814-04-02 Henry L. Benning, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbia County, Georgia (d. 1875)
  • 1814-04-04 John Blair Smith Todd, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1872)
  • 1814-06-08 Thomas Green, American lawyer and soldier (Texas Revolution; Confederate Army General), born in Buckingham County, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1814-06-22 James Henry Lane, US General during Civil War (Union) and Senator (Kansas), born in Lawrenceburg, Indiana (d. 1866)
  • 1814-07-06 Justus McKinstry, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1897)
  • 1814-08-01 Maxcy Gregg, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbia, South Carolina (d. 1862)
  • 1814-08-10 John Clifford Pemberton, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1881)
  • 1814-08-14 Henry Hayes Lockwood, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kent County, Delaware (d. 1899)
  • 1814-11-13 Joseph Hooker, American Major General (Union Army), born in Hadley, Massachusetts (d. 1879)
  • 1814-11-14 Michael Kelly Lawler, Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in County Kildare, Ireland (d. 1882)
  • 1814-11-15 Pleasant Adam Hackleman, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Franklin County, Indiana (d. 1862)
  • 1814-11-17 Joseph Finegan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1885)

Edwin Stanton

1814-12-19 Edwin Stanton, US Secretary of War during most of the American Civil War (1861-65) and US Attorney General (1860-61), born in Steubenville, Ohio (d. 1869)

  • 1814-12-27 James Henry Carleton, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Lubec, Maine (d. 1873)
  • 1815-01-08 George Webb Morell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Cooperstown, New York (d. 1883)
  • 1815-01-08 Lawrence Pike Graham, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Amelia County, Virginia (d. 1905)
  • 1815-01-10 Alexander Brydie Dyer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Richmond, Virginia (d. 1874)
  • 1815-01-10 Thomas Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1815-01-13 William Henry French, American Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1881)
  • 1815-01-15 Henry Morris Naglee, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1886)
  • 1815-01-16 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, American expert in military studies and Major General (Union Army), born in Oneida County, New York (d. 1872)
  • 1815-01-18 James Chesnut Jr, American politician and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1885)
  • 1815-01-28 Andrew Jackson Hamilton, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1875)
  • 1815-02-02 Nathaniel Collins McLean, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1905)
  • 1815-02-25 Robert Hall Chilton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1879)
  • 1815-04-24 James E. Harrison, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Greenville District, South Carolina (d. 1875)
  • 1815-04-28 Andrew Jackson Smith, American Major General (Union Army), born in Livingston County, Kentucky (d. 1897)
  • 1815-04-29 Abram Duryée, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1815-05-19 John Gross Barnard, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sheffield, Massachusetts (d. 1882)
  • 1815-06-02 Philip Kearny, American Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1862)
  • 1815-06-03 Martin Edward Green, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1815-06-04 Paul Jones Semmes, American businessman and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilkes County, Georgia (d. 1863)
  • 1815-07-21 Stewart Van Vliet, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Ferrisburgh, Vermont (d. 1901)
  • 1815-07-30 Thomas Jackson Rodman, American Brevet Brigadier General (Union Army), inventor of the rodman gun and perforated-cake gunpowder, born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1871)
  • 1815-08-19 John P. McCown, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Sevier County, Tennessee (d. 1879)
  • 1815-08-29 Anna Ella Carroll, American politician and civil war writer (Reconstruction), born in Pocomoke City, Maryland (d. 1894)
  • 1815-09-05 Tyree Harris Bell, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Covington, Kentucky (d. 1902)
  • 1815-09-06 St. John Richardson Liddell, American Civil War Confederate General, born in Wilkinson County, Mississippi (d. 1870)
  • 1815-09-10 Eleazer Arthur Paine, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Geauga County, Ohio (d. 1882)
  • 1815-09-18 Henry C. Wayne, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Savannah, Georgia (d. 1883)
  • 1815-10-12 William J. Hardee, U.S. Army officer (Confederate Army), born in Camden County, Georgia (d. 1873)
  • 1815-10-24 John Edwards, American politician (US Representative Arkansas) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1894)
  • 1815-11-01 Douglas H. Cooper, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Amite County, Mississippi (d. 1879)
  • 1815-11-24 James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1865)
  • 1815-11-29 Stephen Augustus Hurlbut, American politician, commander of US Army of the Gulf, Major General (Union Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1882)
  • 1815-12-26 Israel Bush Richardson, American Major General (Union Army), born in Fairfax, Vermont (d. 1862)
  • 1816-01-07 Stephen Miller, American politician (Governor of Minnesota) Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Perry County, Pennsylvania (d. 1881)
  • 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)
  • 1816-01-11 Fitz Henry Warren, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Brimfield, Massachusetts (d. 1878)
  • 1816-01-19 Henry Gray, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1816-01-26 Lloyd Tilghman, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1816-01-30 Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, American politician, Major General (Union Army), born in Waltham, Massachusetts (d. 1894)
  • 1816-03-12 David Stuart, American politician, Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1816-03-14 Montgomery Dent Corse, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1895)
  • 1816-03-29 James Gallant Spears, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Bledsoe County, Tennessee (d. 1869)
  • 1816-04-16 Edward Johnson, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Midlothian, Virginia (d. 1873)
  • 1816-05-03 Montgomery Cunningham Meigs, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1892)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 205

  • 1884-05-22 William T. Wofford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army-American Civil War), dies at 59
  • 1886-08-17 Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • 1886-12-30 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • 1887-05-14 William Burnham Woods, American politician, judge, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 62
  • 1887-09-21 William Preston, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • 1888-02-08 Robert H. Anderson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army, dies at 52
  • 1888-07-23 Williams Carter Wickham, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67
  • 1888-08-15 Carter L. Stevenson, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • 1889-09-24 Daniel Harvey Hill, Confederate General (American Civil War), dies at 68
  • 1890-06-07 Reuben Lindsay Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63
  • 1890-07-03 Gilman Marston, American Brigadier General (Union Army) and politician (R-NH), dies at 78
  • 1890-10-12 William Worth Belknap, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies from a heart attack at 61
  • 1890-11-04 Joseph B. Palmer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 65
  • 1890-12-02 Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Major General (Confederate Army - American Civil War), dies at 66
  • 1891-02-15 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 74

Joseph E. Johnston

1891-03-21 Joseph E. Johnston, American military officer (senior officer in Confederate Army and United States Army), dies at 84

  • 1891-04-29 Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 65
  • 1891-10-15 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 54
  • 1891-10-21 Alpheus Baker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63

Walt Whitman

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

  • 1892-08-01 George Baird Hodge, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 64
  • 1892-12-01 Lucius E. Polk, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • 1893-01-28 Samuel S. Carroll, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 60
  • 1893-07-19 James T. Holtzclaw, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 59
  • 1894-03-26 Alfred H. Colquitt, American lawyer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • 1895-03-12 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • 1895-08-04 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76
  • 1895-10-08 William Mahone, American railway engineer and Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • 1896-01-15 Matthew B Brady, US photographer (Civil War), dies at about 72
  • 1896-08-12 Thomas Chamberlain, officer of the 20th Maine at the Battle of Gettysburg
  • 1897-01-29 John E. Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 80
  • 1897-02-13 Joseph O. Shelby, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 66
  • 1897-07-14 John Franklin Farnsworth, American politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 77
  • 1897-07-20 Philip Dale Roddey, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 71
  • 1897-08-09 Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • 1898-03-11 William Rosecrans, American Civil War Union general (b. 1819)
  • 1898-04-08 William Polk Hardeman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 81
  • 1898-04-09 James Ronald Chalmers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67
  • 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
  • 1898-07-17 John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 80
  • 1899-04-08 John Wesley Turner, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), dies at 65
  • 1899-04-23 Dandridge McRae, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • 1899-06-07 William Stephen Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • 1900-02-03 William W. Averell, American Major General (Union Army), dies at 67
  • 1900-04-11 Seth Barton, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • 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)
  • 1901-10-21 James A. Walker, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • 1902-02-19 Thomas F. Toon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 61
  • 1902-03-14 Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • 1902-11-13 Evander McNair, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • 1903-03-30 William Hicks "Red" Jackson, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 67
  • 1903-08-29 William Henry Penrose, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 71
  • 1905-04-28 Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army) & 40th Governor of Virginia, dies at 69
  • 1905-07-08 Walter Kittredge, American musician during American Civil War, dies at 70
  • 1905-07-16 Bryan Morel Thomas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 69
  • 1905-07-27 Robert Bullock, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76
  • 1906-05-12 Gabriel C. Wharton, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 81
  • 1907-06-11 John Tyler Morgan, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • 1907-07-27 Edward Pettus, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 86
  • 1907-07-28 James Henry Lane, US Brigadier General during Civil War (Confederate) and professor, dies at 74
  • 1907-12-03 Allen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 76
  • 1908-04-22 Ellison Capers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 70
  • 1908-08-30 Alexander P. Stewart, American Lieutenant General (Confederate Army), dies at 86
  • 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
  • 1909-08-08 William Miller, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 89
  • 1909-09-08 Frank Crawford Armstrong, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 73
  • 1910-03-28 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 68
  • 1910-03-29 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 73
  • 1910-04-20 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 91
  • 1910-12-08 George Doherty Johnston, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • 1911-03-13 John J. Toffey, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1844)
  • 1911-09-11 William R Boggs, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army) and chief of engineers, dies at 82
  • 1912-03-22 Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 79
  • 1912-06-03 Julius A. De Lagnel, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 84
  • 1912-07-03 Robert Hoke, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 75
  • 1913-02-18 George Washington Custis Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 80
  • 1913-03-17 Richard Montgomery Gano, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 82
  • 1913-05-28 Lunsford L. Lomax, American Major General (Confederate Army), dies at 77
  • 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)
  • 1915-12-13 Francis Cockrell, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 81

Grenville M. Dodge

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

John Singleton Mosby

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

  • 1916-07-26 Sally Louisa Tompkins, American nurse and philanthrophist, only commissioned woman in US Confederate Army, dies at 82
  • 1916-09-16 Basil W. Duke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 1918-07-12 William McComb, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 89
  • 1919-02-21 Mary Edwards Walker, American surgeon and feminist, only woman awarded Medal of Honor (US Civil War), dies at 86
  • 1919-03-14 Roger Atkinson Pryor, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90
  • 1920-04-29 William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War (b. 1839)
  • 1921-05-29 Horace Porter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), dies at 84
  • 1924-11-04 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (b. 1843)
  • 1927-01-22 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90