Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Tuesday, January 26, 2021.


1814 Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863
1819 Abner Doubleday, Union general-major/inventor (baseball) [or Jun 26]


1861 Louisiana becomes 6th state to secede
1862 Lincoln issues General War Order #1, calling for a Union offensive McClellan ignores order
1863 War Dept authorizes Mass governor to recruit black troops
1863 54th Regiment (Black) infantry forms

That's all for today

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