On This Day

American Civil War in History (Part 3)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 201 - 300 of 870

  • 1816-05-24 Robert Seaman Granger, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Zanesville, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1816-06-11 Robert Huston Milroy, American Major General (Union Army), born in Salem, Indiana (d. 1890)
  • 1816-07-07 Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard, American General (Union Army), born in Natick, Massachusetts on (d. 1889)
  • 1816-07-31 George Henry Thomas, American Major General (Union Army), born in Newsoms, Virginia (d. 1870)
  • 1816-08-03 John E. Smith, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1897)
  • 1816-08-04 Israel Vogdes, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester County, Pennsylvania (d. 1889)
  • 1816-09-23 Julius White, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cazenovia, New York (d. 1890)
  • 1816-10-04 Egbert Benson Brown, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownsville, New York (d. 1902)
  • 1816-10-15 Amiel Weeks Whipple, American Major General (Union Army), born in Greenwich, Massachusetts (d. 1863)
  • 1816-10-16 William Preston, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1887)
  • 1816-11-03 Jubal Early, American General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin County, Virginia (d. 1894)
  • 1816-11-04 William Polk Hardeman, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Williamson County, Tennessee (d. 1898)
  • 1816-11-15 Joseph Bennett Plummer, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Barre, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1816-11-26 William H. T. Walker, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1864)
  • 1816-12-06 Henry Eustace McCulloch, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Rutherford County, Tennessee (d. 1895)
  • 1816-12-18 Alfred Elzey Jones, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1816-12-27 Eliakim Parker Scammon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Whitefield, Maine (d. 1894)
  • 1817-01-08 John Selden Roane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1867)
  • 1817-01-15 Lewis Golding Arnold, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Perth Amboy, New Jersey (d. 1871)
  • 1817-02-03 Samuel Ryan Curtis, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Champlain, New York (d. 1866)
  • 1817-02-08 Richard Stoddert Ewell, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), (d. 1872)
  • 1817-02-18 Lewis Addison Armistead, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1863)
  • 1817-02-18 Walter Page Lane, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1892)
  • 1817-02-28 James Craig, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Washington County, Pennsylvania (d. 1888)
  • 1817-03-19 Lewis Henry Little, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1862)
  • 1817-03-22 Braxton Bragg, American General (Confederate Army), born in Warrenton, North Carolina (d. 1876)
  • 1817-03-26 Herman Haupt, American civil engineer and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1905)
  • 1817-04-04 John Wilson Sprague, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in White Creek, New York (d. 1893)
  • 1817-05-18 James William Denver, American lawyer, politician and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Winchester, Virginia (d. 1892)
  • 1817-06-17 Thomas Maley Harris, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Wood County, West Virginia (d. 1906)
  • 1817-06-21 James Brewerton Ricketts, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1887)
  • 1817-07-21 Joseph K Barnes, American Major General (Union Army), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1817-07-29 James Blair Steedman, American Major General (Union Army), born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania (d. 1883)
  • 1817-07-31 Philip Cook Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
  • 1817-09-09 Speed Smith Fry, American lawyer, judge, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mercer County, Kentucky (d. 1892)
  • 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)
  • 1817-09-21 Carter L. Stevenson, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Fredericksburg, Virginia (d. 1888)
  • 1817-10-07 Bushrod Rust Johnson, Major General (Confederate Army), (d. 1880)
  • 1817-11-08 Claudius W. Sears, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Peru, Massachusetts (d. 1891)
  • 1817-11-09 Edward Richard Sprigg Canby, American Major General (Union Army), born in Piatt's Landing, Kentucky (d. 1873)
  • 1817-12-19 James Jay Archer, Brigadier General (Confederate Army) (d. 1864)
  • 1818-01-11 John Reese Kenly, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1891)
  • 1818-01-31 William Raine Peck, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1871)
  • 1818-03-11 John Wilkins Whitfield, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin, Tennessee (d. 1879)
  • 1818-03-13 Albion Parris Howe, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Standish, Maine (d. 1897)
  • 1818-03-23 Don Carlos Buell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Lowell, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1818-03-25 Isaac Ingalls Stevens, American Major General (Union Army), born in North Andover, Massachusetts (d. 1862)
  • 1818-03-28 Wade Hampton, American politician, Lt Gen (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1818-04-05 Lewis Baldwin Parsons, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Perry, New York (d. 1907)
  • 1818-04-22 Cadwallader Colden Washburn, American Major General (Union Army), born in Livermore, Maine (d. 1882)
  • 1818-06-21 Joseph Abel Haskin, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Troy, New York (d. 1874)
  • 1818-07-10 John Stuart Williams, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Mount Sterling, Kentucky (d. 1898)
  • 1818-07-14 Nathaniel Lyon, American Brigadier General (Union Army), 1st Union General to die in battle, born in Ashford, Connecticut (d. 1861)
  • 1818-08-04 Lovell Harrison Rosseau, American lawyer politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Stanford, Kentucky (d. 1869)
  • 1818-08-18 William Farquhar Barry, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1879)
  • 1818-08-23 Rufus Ingalls, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Denmark, Maine (d. 1893)
  • 1818-09-18 Marcellus Augustus Stovall, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Sparta, Georgia (d. 1895)
  • 1818-10-15 Irvin McDowell, American Major General (Union Army), born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1885)
  • 1818-10-18 Edward Otho Cresap Ord, American engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Cumberland, Maryland (d. 1883)
  • 1818-11-03 Gustavus Adolphus DeRussy, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1891)
  • 1818-11-04 Alexander Robert Lawton, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1896)
  • 1818-11-05 Benjamin Franklin Butler, American Major General (Union Army), born in Deerfield, New Hampshire (d. 1893)
  • 1818-11-22 Samuel Gibbs French, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Mullica Hill, New Jersey (d. 1910)
  • 1818-12-04 William Wing "Old Blizzards" Loring, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1886)
  • 1818-12-23 David Addison Weisiger, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1899)
  • 1818-12-30 James Cantey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1874)
  • 1819-01-01 George Foster Shepley, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Saco, Maine (d. 1878)
  • 1819-01-12 Zealous Bates Tower, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Cohasset, Massachusetts (d. 1900)
  • 1819-01-14 Frederick Steele, American Major General (Union Army), born in Delhi, New York (d. 1868)
  • 1819-02-01 Henry Lawrence Eustis, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1885)
  • 1819-02-14 James Green Martin, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina (d. 1878)
  • 1819-03-19 David Henry Williams, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (d. 1891)
  • 1819-03-22 William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1888)
  • 1819-05-01 William Steele, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Albany, New York (d. 1885)
  • 1819-05-15 Thomas Leonidas Crittenden, American lawyer, politician, and Major General (Union Army), born in Russellville, Kentucky (d. 1893)
  • 1819-05-28 William Birney, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Huntsville, Alabama (d. 1907)

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
  • 1819-07-08 Alexander Hays, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Franklin, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 1819-08-06 Samuel Powhatan Carter, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Elizabethton, Tennessee (d. 1891)
  • 1819-08-12 Daniel Davidson Bidwell, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 1864)
  • 1819-08-17 James Henry Van Alen, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Kinderhook, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1819-09-06 William Starke Rosecrans, American inventor, politician and US Army General (Union Army), born in Delaware County, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1819-09-09 Martin Luther Smith, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Danby, New York (d. 1866)
  • 1819-09-14 Henry Jackson Hunt, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Detroit, Michigan (d. 1889)
  • 1819-10-02 George Washington Getty, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Washington, D.C. (d. 1901)
  • 1819-10-10 Zebulon York, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Avon, Maine (d. 1900)
  • 1819-10-19 Samuel McGowan, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Laurens County, South Carolina (d. 1897)
  • 1819-10-20 Daniel Edgar Sickles, American politician, diplomat and Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1914)
  • 1819-10-25 Zachariah C. Deas, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1882)
  • 1819-11-23 Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in Belleville, Virginia (d. 1901)
  • 1819-12-16 Robert Selden Garnett, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1861)
  • 1819-12-17 Samuel Jones, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Powhatan County, Virginia (d. 1887)
  • 1819-12-19 James Clifford Veatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Elizabeth, Indiana (d. 1895)
  • 1819-12-30 John White Geary, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania (d. 1873)
  • 1820-01-18 Abraham Buford, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1884)
  • 1820-01-19 John Haskell King, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Sackets Harbor, New York (d. 1888)
  • 1820-01-24 John Milton Thayer, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Bellingham, Massachusetts (d. 1906)

Person of interestWilliam Tecumseh Sherman

1820-02-08 William Tecumseh Sherman, American Major General in the Union Army, born in Lancaster, Ohio (d. 1891)

  • 1820-02-20 Mahlon Dickerson Manson, American druggist politician and General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1895)
  • 1820-03-06 Horatio Gouverneur Wright, American Major General (Union Army), born in Clinton, Connecticut (d. 1899)

Famous Weddings


Famous Deaths

Deaths 201 - 201 of 201

  • 1998-03-02 Henry Steele Commager, American historian (Atlas of Civil War), dies at 95