Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Saturday, July 4, 2020.


1819 Reuben Eaton Fenton, Governor (Union), died in 1885
1826 Green Clay Smith, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1828 James Johnston Pettigrew, Brig General (Confederate Army)


1861 In a special session of 27th Congress Lincoln requests 400,000 troops
1861 Skirmish at Harper's Ferry, WV
1862 R Morgan's: Tomkinsville, KY to Somerset, KY [->JUL 28]
1862 Lewis Carroll creates Alice in Wonderland for Alice P Liddell
1862 Battle at Green River Ky (Morgan's Ohio Raid)
1862 Battle of Port Royal, SC (Port Royal Ferry)
1863 Battle of Helena, AK
1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi surrenders to Union forces
1863 Skirmish at Smithburg, TN
1863 General Lee's army withdraws from Gettysburg
1863 Failed Confederate assault on Helena Arkansas (640 casualties)
1863 Boise, Idaho founded (now capital of Idaho)
1864 -9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia
1865 1st edition of "Alice in Wonderland" is published

That's all for today

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