TODAY IN CIVIL WAR HISTORY
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TIMELINES

Gettysburg
Robert E. Lee
Abraham Lincoln
Fort Sumter
Virginia vs Monitor


MILITARY & POLITICAL

    1861
  • State troops seize U. S. military stores at Napoleon. Arkansas
  • Destruction of the Armory at Harper's Ferry. West Virginia

    1862
  • Bombardment of Fort Jackson by Union fleet. Louisiana
  • Siege of Fort Macon (March 23-April 26). North Carolina
  • Cumberland Gap Campaign. Tennessee
  • Cumberland Gap Campaign. Tennessee
  • Skirmish at Chapmanville. Virginia
  • Siege of Yorktown (April 5 - May 4, 1862). Virginia

    1863
  • Skirmishes at Hernando, New Albany.
  • Action at Fayetteville. Arkansas
  • Affair at New Iberia and the destruction of the salt works there; Affair at Plaquemine; Skirmish at Porter's Plantation. Louisiana
  • Expedition to Breaux Bridge (April 17-21) Louisiana
  • Affair at Hunnewell. Missouri
  • Battle of Washington (March 30-April 20). North Carolina MORE
  • Union expedition to Kinston (April 16-21). North Carolina
  • Skirmishes at Hartsville. Tennessee
  • Affair at Sabine Pass. Texas
  • Siege of Suffolk (April 11-May 4). Virginia
  • Affair near Johnstown. West Virginia

    1864
  • Skirmish at Decatur. Alabama
  • Battle of Poison Spring. Arkansas
  • Engagement at Camden (April 16-18). Arkansas
  • Union expedition from Camp Sanborn to Beaver Creek.(April 14-18). Kansas
  • Red River Campaign (March 10-May 22). Louisiana
  • Battle of Plymouth (April 17-20). North Carolina

    1865
  • Wilson's Raid (March 22-April 24). Alabama & Georgia
  • Skirmishes at the Flint River, Double Bridges, Pleasant Hill. Georgia
  • Skirmish at Boykins' Mill. South Carolina
  • Skirmish near Germantown. Tennessee
  • Stoneman's Raid (March 21-April 25). Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina
  • Skirmish at Taylorsville. West Virginia
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