Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Thursday, September 17, 2020.


1800 Franklin Buchanan, Admiral (Confederate Navy), died in 1874
1820 Earle Van Dorn, Major General (Confederate Army), died in 1863


1861 1st day school for freedmen forms at Fortress Monroe Virginia
1861 Hampton Institute forms
1862 Battle of Mumfordville, KY-US Col J Wilder surrenders city
1862 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)-bloodiest day of Civil War, 23,110 die
1863 Pope Pius IX encyclical On persecution in New Grenada
1864 Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign

That's all for today

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