Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, April 17, 2024.


1788 Joseph Gilbert Totten, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1864
1809 Philip St George Cocke, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1861
1813 Henry Washington Benham, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1884


1861 Indianola TX-"Star of West" taken by Confederacy
1861 Virginia is 8th state to secede
1863 R Grierson's: La Grange, TN to Baton Rouge, LA
1864 Battle of Plymouth, NC
1864 Bread revolt in Savannah, Georgia
1864 Grant suspends prisoner-of-war exchanges
1865 Mary Surratt is arrested as a conspirator in Lincoln's assassination

That's all for today

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