Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Thursday, January 26, 2023.


1814 Rufus King, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1876
1816 Lloyd Tilghman, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1863


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

That's all for today

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