Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, August 5, 2020.


1813 Carnot Posey, Confederate brig-general
1829 Milo Smith Hascall, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1904


1861 US levies its 1st Income Tax (3% of incomes over $800)
1861 Enlistment increases from 3 months to 2 years
1861 Naval Engagement at Fernandina, FL-USS Vincennes ends rebel blockade
1861 US Army abolishes flogging
1862 Battle of Baton Rouge, LA
1864 Battle of Mobile Bay Al-Farragut is given rank of vice-admiral
1864 Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati

That's all for today

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