Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, March 3, 2021.

Events


1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II abolishes serfdom [OS=Feb 19]
1862 General Pope lays siege in front of New Madrid
1862 Battle of New Madrid MO-captured by Union forces
1863 Abraham Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1863 Congress authorizes a US mint at Carson City, Nevada
1863 Free city delivery replaces zone postage; 449 letter carriers hired
1863 1st US wartime military conscription bill enacted
1863 Federal ironclad ships bomb Fort McAllister Georgia
1863 Gold certificates (currency) authorized by Congress
1863 Idaho Territory forms
1863 Lincoln approves charter for National Academy of Sciences
1865 Freedmen's Bureau is created to help destitute free blacks
1865 Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, & Abandoned Lands established

That's all for today

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