Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

Birthdays


1802 Gideon Welles, Secy Navy (Union), died in 1878
1833 Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, Bvt Major General (Union Army)

Events


1569 Latvia Parliament accept Union of Lublin, incorporate into Poland
1861 War Dept decrees the KA & TN are to be canvassed for volunteers
1861 1st public schoolhouse opens at Washington & Mason St, SF
1862 Internal Revenue Law imposes 1st federal taxes on inheritance, tobacco & on incomes over $600 (progressive rate)
1862 Battle of Holly Spring, MS
1862 Lincoln appoints Isaac Newton sec of agriculture-no kidding!
1862 Congress outlaws polygamy (1st time); bad news for Utah
1862 Emperor Alexander II grants Jews right to publish books
1862 Battle of Malvern Hill, VA (Harrison's Landing, Crew's Farm)
1862 Battle at Booneville Mississippi: Confed superior power driven out
1862 Day 7 of 7 Days-Battle of Malvern Hill (Poindexter's Farm) Day 7 of Seven Days US15,249 CS17,583
1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pa; Lee's northward advance halted
1863 Free city delivery of mail begins in 49 US cities; postage 3›/« oz
1863 Slavery abolished in Suriname & Netherlands Antilles
1863 -2] Battle at Baltimore: Crump's Crossroads Virginia
1864 Battle of Petersburg, VA [->JUL 31] -front US3695 CS---

That's all for today

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