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A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Friday, May 19, 2017.

Birthdays


1808 Samuel Jameson Gholson, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1883
1812 Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1862
1815 John Gross Barnard, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1882
1828 Adin Ballou Underwood, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)

Events


1862 Homestead Act becomes law provides cheap land for settlement of West
1863 Siege of Vicksburg, investment of city complete
1864 Battle of Port Walthall Junction, VA (Bermuda Hundred)
1864 Last engagement in series of battles known as Spotsylvania
1864 Skirmish at Cassville Georgia
1865 President Jefferson Davis is captured by Union Cavalry in Georgia

That's all for today

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