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1864Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea"

1864Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed

1864General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia

1864Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery

1864General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN

1864Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers

1864Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War

1864US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!"

1864Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn

1864Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico

1864General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins

1864Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party

1864Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions

1864Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (mOSBY's Raid)

1864General Sherman begins his march to the South

1864Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army

1864US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured

1864Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War

1864Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern

1864Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va

1864Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President

1864General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor

1864General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River

1864Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line

1864 Historical Events
Date Event
Jan 11
Charing Cross Station opens in London 
Jan 14
Battle of Cosby Creek, TN 
Jan 14
General Sherman begins his march to the South 
Jan 16
Heavy fighting takes place near Dandridge, Tennessee 
Jan 17
General longstreet's command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN 
Jan 21
The Tauranga Campaign of the New Zealand Wars begins 
Jan 27
Battle of Fair Gardens, TN 
Jan 27
Civil War skirmish at Kelly's Ford, Va 
Jan 28
Battle of New Bern, NC 
Feb 1
-Feb 8th] Battle of Yazoo River, MS 
Feb 1
2nd German-Danish war begins 
Feb 1
Austrian and Prussian troops occupy Schleswig-Holstein 
Feb 2
-Oct 7th) Cruise of CSS Florida 
Feb 3
Sherman's march through Mississippi 
Feb 4
Skirmish at Big Black River Bridge, Mississippi 
Feb 5
Federals occupy Jackson, Mississippi 
Feb 6
-7] Skirmish at Barnett's Ford Virginia 
Feb 7
Federal troops occupy Jacksonville, Florida 
Feb 13
Miridian Campaign fighting at Chunky Creek & Wyatt, Mississippi 
Feb 15
Fire in Rotterdam Neth damages Museum Boymans 
Feb 16
Battle of Mobile, AL - operations by Union Army 
Feb 17
Confederate submarine HL Hunley sinks Union ship Housatonic 
Feb 19
Knights of Pythias form 1st lodge in Wash DC (12 members) 
Feb 20
Civil War battle of Olustee, Florida 
Feb 21
-22] Battle at Okolona, Mississippi 
Feb 21
1st US Catholic parish church for blacks dedicated, Baltimore 
Feb 22
-27] Battle at Dalton Georgia 
Feb 22
2nd/last day of Battle of Okolona, MS 
Feb 22
Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta) Tennessee 
Feb 24
-Feb 25] Battle of Tunnel Hill, GA (Buzzard's Roost) 
Feb 27
6th & last day of battle at Dalton, Georgia (about 600 casualties) 
Feb 27
Near Andersonville GA, rebels open a new POW camp "Camp Sumpter" 
Feb 28
-Mar 3rd] Skirmish at Albemarle County Virginia (Burton's Ford) 
Feb 28
-Mar 4th) Raid at Kilpatrick's Richmond 
Mar 1
Louis Ducos du Hauron patents movie machine (never built) 
Mar 1
Rebecca Lee (US) becomes 1st black woman to receive a medical degree 
Mar 5
1st track meet between Oxford & Cambridge 
Mar 9
Ulysses S. Grant is appointed commander of Union Army 
Mar 10
Grant is named commander of the Union armies 
Mar 10
Red River campaign LA 
Mar 11
Skirmish at Calfkiller Creek (Sparta), Tennessee 
Mar 11
The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield. 
Mar 14
Rossini's "Petite Messe Solennelle" premieres in Paris 
Mar 14
Union troops occupy Fort de Russy, Louisiana 
Mar 15
Red River Campaign-Union forces reach Alexandria, LA 
Mar 18
Dale Dike on Humber River crumbles drowning some 240 
Mar 19
Opera "Mireille" premieres in Paris 
Mar 21
Battle at Henderson's Hill (Bayou Rapids) Louisiana 
Mar 23
Encounter at Camden AR 
Mar 25
Battle of Paducah, KY (Forrest's raid) 
Mar 29
Great Britain gives the Ionian Islands back to Greece 
Mar 29
Union General Steeles troops reach Arkadelphia Arkansas 
Mar 30
Skirmish at Mount Elba, Arkansas 
Apr 2
Skirmish at Crump's Hill (Piney Woods), Louisiana 
Apr 2
Skirmish at Spoonville/Antoine, Arkansas 
Apr 3
Skirmish at Okolona, Arkansas 
Apr 4
Skirmish at Elkin's Ford (Little Missouri River), Arkansas 
Apr 8
Battle of Mansfield, La; Federals routed by Gen Richard Taylor 
Apr 9
Battle of Pleasant Hill LA, 2870 casualities 
Apr 9
Union surgeon Mary Edwards Walker is captured by Confederate troops and arrested as a spy during US Civil War. 
Apr 10
Austrian Archduke Maximilian becomes Maximilian I, Emperor of Mexico 
Apr 12
Battle of Blair's Landing LA 
Apr 12
Confederate Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest captures Fort Pillow, Tn 
Apr 15
General Steeles' Union troops occupies Camden, Arkansas 
Apr 17
Battle of Plymouth, NC 
Apr 17
Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia 
Apr 17
Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges 
Apr 18
Battle of Poison Springs, AR (Camden Expedition) 
Apr 22
US mints 2 cent coin (1st appearance of "In God We Trust") 
Apr 23
Battle of Cane River, LA (Red River Expedition, Monett's Ferry) 
Apr 25
Battle of Marks' Mill, Arkansas (Camden Expedition) 
Apr 29
-30] Skirmish at Jenkins' Ferry, Arkansas 
Apr 29
The Theta Xi fraternity is founded at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. 
Apr 29
Battle of Gate Pa (Pukehinahina): 1,700 British troops suffer their worst defeat of the New Zealand Wars at the hands of 230 entrenched Maori warriors in Tauranga, leaving 31 British troops dead and 80 wounded. Maori losses were 25 killed and an unknown number wounded. 
Apr 30
Battle of Jenkin's Ferry, Arkansas; Gen W R Scurry is killed 
Apr 30
New York becomes 1st state to charge a hunting license fee 
May 1
-8] Battle at Alexandria, Louisiana (Red River Campaign) 
May 1
Atlanta campaign, GA begins 
May 1
Wilderness campaign 
May 3
3rd day in Battle at Alexandria Louisiana: Confederate assault 
May 4
-16] actions at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia 
May 4
General Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army at Potomac attacks Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Rappahannock River 
May 5
Atlanta Campaign: 5 days fighting begins at Rocky Face Ridge 
May 5
Battle between Confederate & Union ships at mouth of Roanoke 
May 5
Battle of Wilderness, VA (Germanna Ford, Wilderness Tavern) 
May 5
Campaign in Northern Georgia - Chattanooga GA to Atlanta GA 
May 6
US Civil War: Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA 
May 6
US Civil War: Battle of Wilderness - Confederate General longstreet seriously injured 
May 6
US Civil war: General Sherman begins advance to Atlanta Georgia 
May 7
Battle of Wilderness ends (total losses: USA-17,666; CSA-7,500) 
May 7
Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction Virginia (Drewry's Bluff) 
May 8
Actions at Stony Creek/Nottoway bridge Virginia (Drewry's Bluff) 
May 8
Atlanta Campaign: Severe fighting near Dalton 
May 8
Battle of Spotslyvania Court House begins 
May 9
-20] Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia 
May 9
Battle of Cloyd's Mt, & Swift Creek, VA (Drewery's Bluff, Ft Darling) 
May 9
Battle of Dalton, GA 
May 9
Ship battle at Helgoland, Austria-Denmark 
May 10
Battles at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia 
May 10
Skirmish at Ny River, Virginia 
May 11
Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid, South Anna Bridge) 
May 11
Gen J.E.B. Stuart is mortally wounded at Yellow Tavern 
May 12
US Civil war: Battle of Drewry's Bluff, VA (Ft Darling) 
May 12
US Civil War Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse, Virginia 
May 12
Battle of Todd's Tavern, VA (Sheridan's Raid), cavalry battle during US Civil War 
May 12
US Union colonel Emory Upton (24) promoted to brigadier general 
May 13
-16] Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca Georgia 
May 15
Battle of New Market, Virginia 
May 15
Skirmish at Marksville (Avoyelles) (Red River Campaign) 
May 16
Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Resaca, ends (since May 13) 
May 16
Battle of Bermuda Hundred, VA 
May 16
Last battles at Drewry's Bluff, Virginia (6,666 casualties) 
May 17
Battle of Adairsville Georgia, Union forces Confederates to retreat 
May 18
Battle of Yellow Bayou, LA (Bayou de Glaize, Old Oaks) 
May 19
Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred) 
May 19
Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania 
May 19
Skirmish at Cassville Georgia 
May 20
Battle at Ware Bottom Church, Virginia, 1,400 killed or injured 
May 20
Spotsylvania campaign ends after 10,920 killed/injured 
May 21
Gen David Hunter takes command of Dept of West Virginia 
May 21
Russia declares an end to the Russian-Circassian War and many Circassians are forced into exile. The day is designated to be the Circassian Day of Mourning. 
May 22
Battle of N Anna River, VA (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown) 
May 23
Battle of Dallas, GA 
May 23
Battle of North Anna, Va, 1st of 3 days of fighting 
May 25
Battle of New Hope Church, GA 
May 26
-30] Skirmish along the Totopotomoy Creek, Virginia 
May 26
Territory of Montana formed 
May 27
Skirmish at Salem Church (Haw's Shop), Virginia 
May 29
Mexican Emperor Maximilian arrives at Vera Cruz 
May 30
Cavalry fight at Battle of Bethesda Church/Totopotomoy Creek Virginia during US Civil War 
May 31
Raid at Morgan's Kentucky 
Jun 1
-Nov] Shenandoah Valley campaign 
Jun 1
Battle of Cold Harbor, VA (Gaines' Mill, Gaines' Farm) 
Jun 1
Confederate cruiser Georgia sold to a British merchant in Liverpool. 
Jun 2
Battle of Cold Harbour, Day 2 
Jun 3
General Robert E. Lee wins his last victory of Civil War at Battle of Cold Harbor 
Jun 5
Battle of Piedmont, VA (Augusta City) 
Jun 6
Battle of Lake Chicot, AR (Dutch Bayou) 
Jun 7
Abraham Lincoln renominated for US President by Republican Party 
Jun 9
Battle of Big Shanty, GA 
Jun 9
Battle of Kenesaw Mountain, GA (Pine Mt, Pine Knob, Golgotha) 
Jun 10
Battle of Kellar's Bridge KY (Licking River) 
Jun 11
-12] Battle of Trevillian Station, VA (Central Railroad) 
Jun 11
300' (90 m) of Meigg's Wharf washed away in storm 
Jun 11
Battle at Cynthiana Kentucky: Gen Hobsons unit caught 
Jun 11
Battle of Laurel Hill, WV 
Jun 11
Confederate warship CSS Alabama runs into harbor of Cherbourg 
Jun 12
Lee sends Early into Shenandoah Valley 
Jun 12
Skirmish at Mcafee's Cross Road Georgia, about 57 dies in battle 
Jun 14
US Union warship USS Kearsarge appears off Cherbourg 
Jun 15
-17] Skirmish at Gilgal Church, Georgia 
Jun 15
Battle for Petersburg begins as General Ulysses S. Grant assaults Confederate line 
Jun 15
Capt Mendell begins building 640m long ponton bridge over James R Va 
Jun 15
US Congress passes legislation equalizing pay for Black soldiers 
Jun 15
Robert E. Lee's home area (Arlington, VA) becomes a military cemetery 
Jun 16
Battle of Lynchburg, VA 
Jun 16
Skirmish at Golgotha, Georgia 
Jun 16
Union General Ulysses S. Grant begin siege of Petersburg, Va 
Jun 17
-18] Confederate troops pull back out Solves/lost Mt, Georgia 
Jun 17
640m long ponton bridge over James River Virginia finished 
Jun 17
General John B Hood replaces General Johnston 
Jun 17
Skirmish at Mud Creek/Noyes's (Nose) Creek, Georgia 
Jun 18
At Petersburg, Grant ends 4 days of assaults 
Jun 19
CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France 
Jun 19
Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia 
Jun 20
Battle of Kinston NC & Battle of Abingdon VA 
Jun 20
Battle of Petersburgs VA - in trenches 
Jun 20
Skirmish at Lattermore's Mills/Powder Springs Georgia 
Jun 21
New Zealand Wars: The Tauranga Campaign ends 
Jun 22
Battle of Ream's Station, VA (Wilson's Raid) 
Jun 22
Skirmish at Culp's (Kulp's) House, Georgia 
Jun 25
Horse tramway at the Hague, opens 
Jun 25
Petersburg Campaign-Federals begin digging tunnels under Reb lines 
Jun 27
Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Kennesaw Mountain GA 
Jun 29
Grand Trunk Railway accident; 100 killed 
Jun 29
Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England 
Jul 1
Battle of Petersburg, VA [->JUL 31] -front US3695 CS—- 
Jul 2
Gen Early & Confederate forces reach Winchester en route to Washington, DC 
Jul 2
Statuary Hall in US Capitol forms 
Jul 3
Battle of Chattahoochie River, GA [until Jul 9] 
Jul 3
Harpers Ferry, WV - Federals evacuate in face of Early's advance 
Jul 4
-9] Battle at Chattahoochee River, Georgia 
Jul 5
Battle of Smith's Expedition, MS (Tupelo, Harrisburg) 
Jul 6
Battle of Chattahoochee River, GA [->JUL 10] US730 CS600 
Jul 7
S Middleton, MD -Early's Washington Raid- 
Jul 8
The Shinsengumi sabotage the Choshu-han shishi's planned attack on Kyoto, Japan at Ikedaya. This event is known as Ikedaya Jiken. 
Jul 9
Battle of Monocacy, MD US1959 CS400 
Jul 11
Battle of Fort Stevens, DC (Early's Raid, Tennallytown, MD) 
Jul 11
Confederate forces led by Gen J Early begin invasion of Wash DC 
Jul 13
Early retreats from Washington City back to Shenandoah Valley 
Jul 14
Gold is discovered in Helena, Montana 
Jul 15
Troop train loaded with Confederate prisoners collided with a coal train killing 65 & injuring 109 of 955 aboard 
Jul 17
CSA President Davis replaces Gen Joe Johnston with John Bell Hood 
Jul 18
President Lincoln asks for 500,000 volunteers for milt service 
Jul 19
Battle of Winchester, VA (Stephenson's Depot) [->JUL 20] 
Jul 20
Battle at Stephenson's Depot Virginia: 200 killed or injured 
Jul 20
Battle of Peachtree Creek-Atlanta Campaign 
Jul 22
Battle of Atlanta-Hood attacks Sherman, 8449 conf, 3641 US die 
Jul 23
Battle of Woodstock, VA 
Jul 24
Battle of Winchester, VA US1200 CS600 
Jul 26
-31] Riot at McCook's to Lovejoy Station GA, US600 CS—- 
Jul 26
-31] Riot at Stoneman's to Macon GA, US1000 CS—- 
Jul 26
Battle at Ezra Chapel (Church), Georgia [Hood's Third Sortie] 
Jul 27
Battle of Darbytown, VA (Deep Bottom, Newmarket Road) (Strawberry Plains) 
Jul 28
2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia 
Jul 28
Battle of Atlanta: GA (Ezra Church) - second sortie US700 CS4642 
Jul 29
3rd & last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia 
Jul 29
Battle of Macon, GA (Stoneman's Raid) 
Jul 29
American Civil War: Confederate spy Belle Boyd is arrested by Union troops and detained at the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, DC. 
Jul 30
Battle of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania - burned by Union forces under McCausland 
Jul 30
Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg 
Jul 31
Ulysses S. Grant is named General of Volunteers 
Aug 1
Battle of Petersburg, VA 
Aug 2
2nd Saratoga Racetrack (NY) opens 
Aug 3
Battle of Mobile AL 
Aug 4
Land & naval action new Brazos Santiago, Texas 
Aug 5
US Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay won by the Union led by Rear Admiral Farragut with the cry "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" 
Aug 5
Spectrum of a comet observed for 1st time, by Giovanni Donati 
Aug 6
Confederate forces evacuate Fort Powell, Mobile Bay, Alamaba 
Aug 7
Battle of Moorefield, WV 
Aug 8
Comet C/1864 N1 (Tempel) approaches within 0.0964 AUs of Earth 
Aug 8
Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Gaines, Alabama 
Aug 9
Battle of Ft Morgan AL 
Aug 13
Battle of Deep Bottom VA (Strawberry Plains) & Fussell's Mill VA 
Aug 14
-16] Confederate General Joe Wheeler besieges Dalton, Georgia 
Aug 14
2nd day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Virginia: Federal assault 
Aug 15
Off New England coast, CSS Tallahassee captures 6 yankee schooners 
Aug 16
Federal assault on 4th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia 
Aug 16
Palace for People's industry official opens in Amsterdam 
Aug 18
6th day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia: Confederate assault 
Aug 18
Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Weldon Railroad day 1 of 3 days 
Aug 19
2nd day of battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia 
Aug 20
8th/last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run Va (about 3,900 casualties) 
Aug 21
BBT Charleston, SC [->DEC 31] 
Aug 21
Battle at Globe Tavern, Virginia, ends after 2500 casualties 
Aug 21
Battle of Grubbs Crossroads, KY 
Aug 21
Battle of Summit Point, VA 
Aug 21
Major Gen Nathan B Forrests assault on Memphis, Tennessee 
Aug 22
First Geneva Convention adopted in Geneva "for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded in Armies in the Field" 
Aug 23
Union troops/fleet occupy Fort Morgan, Alabama 
Aug 25
Combination rail & ferry service available from San Francisco to Alameda 
Aug 25
Petersburg Campaign-Battle of Ream's Station 
Aug 28
The first Geneva Convention, governing rules of warfare, signed by 26 nations. 
Aug 29
William Huggins discovers chemical composition of nebulae 
Aug 31
Atlanta Campaign: Battle of Jonesboro Georgia, 1900 casualties 
Sep 1
2nd day of battle at Jonesboro Georgia, about 3,000 casualties 
Sep 1
Battle of Petersburg VA 
Sep 1
Skirmish at Hood evacuated confederates from Atlanta GA 
Sep 2
Union General William T. Sherman captures and burns Atlanta during US Civil War 
Sep 3
Battle of Berryville, VA 
Sep 3
US, British, French & Dutch naval officer sails Straits of Simonoseki 
Sep 4
Bread riots in Mobile, Alabama 
Sep 5
British, French & Dutch fleets attacked Japan in Shimonoseki Straits 
Sep 5
Achille Fran├žois Bazaine becomes Marshall of France. 
Sep 16
Battle of Coggin's Point, Virginia (Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid) 
Sep 17
Grant approves Sheridan's plan for Shenandoah Valley Campaign 
Sep 18
Battle of Martinsburg WV 
Sep 18
Hood's Tennessee campaign begins (also called The Franklin—Nashville Campaign), American Civil War 
Sep 19
3rd Battle of Winchester Virginia (Opequon, 3rd Winchester) 
Sep 22
Battle of Fisher's Hill VA-Gen Early Retreats to Brown's Gap 
Sep 22
Sheridan sets up camp in Harrisonburg VA 
Sep 23
Battle of Athens VA 
Sep 27
Battle at Pilot Knob (Ft Davidson) American Civil War, Missouri: 1700 killed/injured 
Sep 27
Centralia Massacre (Missouri): 24 unarmed Union soldiers captured and executed by "Bloody Bill" Anderson/Frank 
Sep 27
Jesse James' gang surprise attack train: 150 killed 
Sep 28
-30) Battle of Fort Harrison VA (Chaffin's Farm New Market Heights) 
Sep 29
Battle of Battle of Chaffin's Farm & New Market Heights VA 
Sep 30
Battle of Preble's Farm VA (Poplar Springs Church) 
Sep 30
Black soldiers given US Medal of Honor 
Oct 1
Cyclone strikes Calcutta: 70,000 killed 
Oct 1
John S Staples is paid $500 as a substitute for President Lincoln 
Oct 2
Battle of Saltville, VA 
Oct 4
National black convention meets (Syracuse NY) 
Oct 4
New Orleans Tribune, 1st black daily newspaper, forms 
Oct 5
Battle of Allatoona, 1/3 of Union troops die repulsing South 
Oct 5
Most of Calcutta destroyed by cyclone (approx 60,000 die) 
Oct 7
-Oct 13th) Battle of Darbytown Road, VA 
Oct 7
Naval Engagement at Bahia Harbor, Brazil - CSS Florida vs USS Wachusett 
Oct 9
Battle of Tom's Brook; Confederate cavalry that harassed Sheridan's campaign is beaten by General Custer & Merrit's cavalry divisions 
Oct 11
Slavery abolished in Maryland 
Oct 11
Campina Grande, Brazil was established as a city. 
Oct 13
Battle at Darbytown Road Virginia (337 casualties) 
Oct 13
Battle of Dalton, GA - surrendered 
Oct 13
Battle of Harpers Ferry, WV (mOSBY's Raid) 
Oct 13
Maryland voters adopt new constitution, including abolition of slavery 
Oct 15
Confederate troops occupy Glasgow, Missouri 
Oct 19
Approx 25 Confederates make surprise attack on St Albans, Vermont 
Oct 19
Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, Union beats back Conf attackers 
Oct 19
US Brigadier General Emory Upton (25) promoted to Major General 
Oct 20
US President Lincoln formally establishes Thanksgiving as a national holiday 
Oct 21
Battle of Westport, MO (Kansas City) 
Oct 23
Battle of Westport, Missouri: Union General Samuel R Curtis defeats Confederate General Stirling Price 
Oct 25
Battle of Marais Des Cygnes River, Kansas (Mine Creek) 
Oct 25
Skirmish at Mine Creek, KS & Turkeytown, AL 
Oct 26
Union troops ambush & kill 'Bloody' Bill Anderson in Richmond MI 
Oct 27
Battle of Boydton Plank Road, VA (Burgess' Mill, Southside Railroad) 
Oct 27
2nd Battle of Fair Oaks, Va near Richmond 
Oct 27
Confederate ship Albemarle torpedoed/sinks 
Oct 27
Siege of Petersburg, VA 
Oct 28
Second Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri 
Oct 28
Second Battle at Fair Oaks, Virginia, ends with 1554 casualties 
Oct 28
Battle of Wauhatchie, TN 
Oct 29
Greek parliament accept new Constitution 
Oct 30
Helena, Montana's capital, founded 
Oct 31
Nevada admitted as 36th state of the Union 
Nov 4
Confederate assault on Johnsonville, Tennessee 
Nov 4
Naval Engagement at Reynoldsburg Island 
Nov 6
Battle of Droop Mountain, WV (Averell's Raid) 
Nov 7
2nd session of congress of Confederate States of America reconvenes 
Nov 8
Abraham Lincoln (R) elected to his 2nd term as American President 
Nov 9
1st export of goods from Burrard Inlet, BC to a foreign country 
Nov 9
Sherman issues preliminary plans for his "March to the Sea" 
Nov 10
Kingston, GA burned during Sherman's March to the Sea 
Nov 11
Sherman's troops destroy Rome, Georgia 
Nov 11
Skirmish at Shoal Creek, AL 
Nov 13
The new Constitution of Greece is adopted. 
Nov 15
1st US mines school opens in basement of Columbia University, NY 
Nov 15
Union Major General Sherman leaves Atlanta on the "March to the Sea" 
Nov 16
Confederate retreat at Lovejoy, Georgia 
Nov 16
Union General William T. Sherman begins march to sea during Civil War 
Nov 21
-22] Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia 
Nov 22
American Civil War Battle at Griswoldville, Georgia, ends after 650 casualties 
Nov 22
Union General O Howard orders plunderers be shot to death 
Nov 23
-25] Battle at Ball's Ferry Georgia (30 casualties) 
Nov 25
Confederate plot to burn New York city fails 
Nov 25
Confederate retreat at Sandersville, Georgia 
Nov 26
Confederate troops vacate Sandersville Georgia 
Nov 26
Skirmish at Sylvan Brutal/Waynesboro, Georgia 
Nov 27
2nd day of Battles at Waynesboro, Georgia 
Nov 28
3rd day of Battles at Waynesboro/Jones's Plantation, Georgia 
Nov 28
Battle of New Creek, WV (Rosser's Raid, Ft Kelly) 
Nov 29
4th & last day of skirmishes at Waynesboro, Georgia 
Nov 29
Battle of Spring Hill, TN (Thomason's Station) 
Nov 29
Sand Creek Massacre, Colorado militia kills about 150 peaceful Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians including Cheyenne chief One-Eye 
Nov 30
Battle of Franklin Tennessee: Confederate attack fails, 7,700 casualities 
Nov 30
Battle of Honey Hill SC (Broad River) 96 dead/665 wounded 
Dec 1
Raid at Stoneman: Knoxville, TN to Saltville, VA 
Dec 1
Skirmish at Millen Brutal, Georgia 
Dec 2
Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, Georgia 
Dec 3
Skirmish at Thomas' Station, Georgia 
Dec 4
Battle of Waynesborough (Brier Creek) GA 
Dec 4
Romanian Jews are forbidden to practice law 
Dec 6
Battle of Deveaux's Neck, SC 
Dec 7
Skirmish at Ebenezer Creek/Cypress Swamp, Georgia 
Dec 8
Pope Pius IX publishes encyclical Quanta cura ("Syllabus errorum") 
Dec 10
General Sherman's armies reach Savannah & 12 day siege begins 
Dec 13
Battle of Ft McAllister, GA 
Dec 15
Battle of Nashville, TN 
Dec 15
Raid on Stoneman: Abingdon & Glade Springs, VA 
Dec 16
Battle of Nashville ends after 4400 casualities 
Dec 20
-Dec 27th] Battle of Ft Fisher, NC 
Dec 21
General Sherman conquers Savannah, Georgia 
Dec 24
Battle of Gordonsville, VA 
Dec 28
Battle of Egypt Station, MS 
Dec 29
Fire Dept celebrates 1st annual ball 
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