Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Saturday, April 4, 2020.

Birthdays


1814 John Blair Smith Todd, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
1817 John Wilson Sprague, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers), died in 1893
1820 Charles Devens Jr, Major General, Bvt (Union volunteers), died in 1891
1823 Robert Byington Mitchell, Brig General (Union volunteers)
1831 Edward Cary Walthall, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1898

Events


1862 US begins Peninsular Campaign aimed at capturing Richmond
1862 Battle of Yorktown begins
1864 Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas
1865 Lee's army arrives at Amelia Courthouse

That's all for today

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