Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Sunday, August 25, 2019.

Birthdays


1811 Joseph Dana Webster, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
1812 Percival Drayton, Capt (Union Navy), died in 1865
1823 John Newton, Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1895
1825 Henry Warner Birge, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Events


1862 Secretary of War authorizes Gen Rufus Saxton to arm 5,000 slaves
1864 Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station
1864 Combination rail & ferry service available from SF to Alameda

That's all for today

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