Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Saturday, January 16, 2021.

Birthdays


1807 Charles Henry Davis, Rear Admiral (Union Navy), died in 1877
1815 Henry Wagner "Old Brains" Halleck, Maj-General (Union Army)
1834 Albert Lindley Lee, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1907
1837 James Phillip Simms, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1887

Events


1863 -Aug 23rd) Cruise of CSS Florida
1864 Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee
1865 SF Dramatic Chronicle started
1865 Drunken sailor attacks munitions at Ft Fisher NC, 40 die
1865 Gen Wm Sherman issues Field Order #15 (land for blacks)
1865 Confederate brig-gen John Pegram marries Hetty Cary

That's all for today

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