Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Friday, May 20, 2022.

Birthdays


1828 James William Reilly, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1905

Events


1861 Kentucky proclaims its neutrality in Civil War
1861 US marshals appropriate previous year's telegraph dispatches, to reveal prosecessionist evidence
1861 Cornerstone of University of Washington laid in Seattle
1861 North Carolina becomes 11th & last state to secede from Union
1862 Homestead Act provides cheap land for settlement of West
1864 Spotsylvania-campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured person
1864 Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured

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