Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Friday, July 30, 2021.

Birthdays


1815 Thomas Jackson Rodman, Bvt Brig General (Union volunteers)
1837 Elon John Farnsworth, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1863

Events


1863 Pres Lincoln issues "eye-for-eye" order to shoot a rebel prisoner for every black prisoner shot
1864 Battle of Chambersburg, PA - burned by Union forces under McCausland
1864 Battle of the Crater: Gen Burnsides fails on attack of Petersburg
1864 Confederate troops attack Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, in fire
1865 Pope Pius IX visits Suriname

That's all for today

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