Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Monday, March 8, 2021.


1799 Simon Cameron, Secy War (Union), died in 1889
1836 Matthew Calbraith Butler, Major General (Confederate Army)


1861 St Augustine Florida surrenders to Union armies
1862 Battle of Elkhorn Tavern ends with Confederate withdrawal
1862 Confederate ironclad "Merrimack" launched
1862 Naval Engagement at Hampton Roads, VA CSS Virginia, Jamestown & Yorktown vs USS Cumberland, Congress & Monitor
1865 Battle of Kingston, NC (Wilcox's ridge, Wise's Forks)

That's all for today

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