On This Day

American Civil War in History (Part 9)

Historical Events


Famous Birthdays

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  • 1836-07-02 Henry Eugene Davies, American writer, public official, lawyer, and Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1894)
  • 1836-08-07 Evander M. Law, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Darlington, South Carolina (d. 1920)
  • 1836-09-13 John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1927)
  • 1836-10-05 George Washington Gordon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Pulaski, Tennessee (d. 1911)
  • 1836-10-15 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1910)
  • 1836-11-15 Pierce M. B. Young, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Spartanburg, South Carolina (d. 1896)
  • 1836-11-20 John Thomas Croxton, American attorney, diplomat, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Paris, Kentucky, (d. 1874)
  • 1837-01-16 James Phillip Simms, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1887)
  • 1837-02-17 Francis Jay Herron, American Major General (Union Army), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1902)
  • 1837-03-19 Robert Daniel Johnston, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1919)
  • 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)
  • 1837-04-15 Horace Porter, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania (d. 1921)
  • 1837-05-23 James Sanks Brisbin, American educator, lawyer, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Boalsburg, Pennsylvania (d. 1892)
  • 1837-05-27 Robert Hoke, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Lincolnton, North Carolina (d. 1912)
  • 1837-05-31 William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Arlington House, Virginia (d. 1891)
  • 1837-06-16 Eli Long, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1903)
  • 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)
  • 1837-06-26 Martin Davis Hardin II, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Jacksonville, Illinois (d. 1923)
  • 1837-06-26 Victor Girardey, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Lauw, France (d. 1864)
  • 1837-07-30 Elon John Farnsworth, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Green Oak, Michigan (d. 1863)
  • 1837-07-31 William Quantrill, American guerrilla leader in the Confederate Army, born in Canal Dover, Ohio (d. 1865)
  • 1837-09-02 James Harrison Wilson, American topographic engineer and Major General (Union Army), born in Shawneetown, Illinois (d. 1925)
  • 1837-10-14 Ellison Capers, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Charleston, South Carolina (d. 1908)
  • 1837-10-26 James Lawlor Kieran, Irish-American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Mountbellew, County Galway (d. 1869)
  • 1837-12-02 Charles Garrison Harker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swedesboro, New Jersey (d. 1864)
  • 1837-12-14 William Wells, American businessman, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Waterbury, Vermont (d. 1892)
  • 1837-12-19 John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1838-01-01 William Hugh Young, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1838-02-12 Charles C. Walcutt, American general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, born in Columbus, Ohio (d. 1898)
  • 1838-02-20 James Barbour Terrill, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1838-02-23 Gilbert Moxley Sorrel, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
  • 1838-02-24 Thomas Benton Smith, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1923)
  • 1838-05-28 Basil W. Duke, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Georgetown, Kentucky (d. 1916)
  • 1838-06-23 Edwin Henry Stoughton, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Chester, Vermont (d. 1868)
  • 1838-11-06 John Grant Mitchell, American lawyer and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Piqua, Ohio (d. 1894)
  • 1839-01-25 Seldon Connor, American banker, 35th Governor of Maine, and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Fairfield, Maine, (d. 1917)
  • 1839-03-09 Felix Huston Robertson, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Texas (d. 1928)
  • 1839-03-18 Francis Fessenden, American lawyer, politician, and Major General (Union Army), born in Portland, Maine (d. 1906)
  • 1839-04-26 Cyrus Hamblin, American attorney, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Hampden, Maine (d. 1867)
  • 1839-06-18 William Henry Seward Jr, American banker and Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Auburn, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1839-06-21 John Decatur Barry, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Wilmington, North Carolina (d. 1867)
  • 1839-08-08 Nelson Appleton Miles, American Major General (Union Army), born in Westminster, Massachusetts (d. 1925)
  • 1839-08-27 Emory Upton, Bvt Major General (Union Army), born in Batavia, New York (d. 1881)

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)

  • 1840-01-05 John Doby Kennedy, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Camden, South Carolina (d. 1896)
  • 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)
  • 1840-03-11 Edmund Kirby Jr, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Brownville, New York(d. 1863)
  • 1840-03-31 John Herbert Kelly, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
  • 1840-04-25 James Dearing, U.S. Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Campbell County, Virginia (d. 1865)
  • 1840-06-06 William Francis Bartlett, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Haverhill, Massachusetts (d. 1876)
  • 1840-06-10 Thomas F. Toon, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Columbus County, North Carolina (d. 1902)
  • 1840-07-27 Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Westchester County, New York (d. 1889)
  • 1840-09-28 Sandie [Alexander Swift] Pendleton, American Lieutenant Colonel (Confederate Army), born in Alexandria, Virginia (d. 1864)
  • 1841-01-30 Alfred Townsend George, American Civil War journalist, born in Georgetown, Delaware (d. 1914)
  • 1841-07-11 William Paul Roberts, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Gates County, North Carolina (d. 1910)
  • 1841-11-13 Edward Burd Grubb, American Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, born in Burlington, New Jersey (d. 1913)
  • 1842-04-03 Ulric Dahlgren, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)
  • 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)
  • 1843-08-01 Robert Todd Lincoln, American politician, lawyer, Captain (Union Army), son of President Abraham Lincoln, born in Springfield, Illinois (d. 1926)
  • 1843-12-23 Richard Conner, American Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient (d. 1924)
  • 1844-06-01 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), (d. 1916)
  • 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)
  • 1851-08-13 John Lincoln Clem, American general and drummer boy (Union Army), born in Newark, Ohio (d. 1937)
  • 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

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