Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Thursday, June 1, 2023.


1806 John Buchanan Floyd, Ex-Sect of War (Union), died in 1863
1825 John Hunt Morgan, Brig General (Confederate cavalry commander)
1831 John Bell Hood, Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1879
1844 Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1916


1861 US & Confederacy simultaneously stop mail interchange
1861 Skirmish at Arlington Mills, VA
1861 British territorial waters & ports off-limits during Civil War
1861 1st skirmish in Civil War, Fairfax Court House, Va
1862 2nd/last day of battle at Fair Oaks/7 Pines Va (11,165 casualties)
1862 Gen Lee assumes command after Joe Johnston is injured at 7 Pines
1862 Slavery abolished in all US possessions
1864 -Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign
1864 Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm)
1864 Confederate cruiser The Georgia sold to The English

That's all for today

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