Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, June 19, 2024.


1811 Henry Prince, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1892


1861 Anaheim Post Office established
1861 Francis Pierpont is elected provisional governor of West Virginia
1862 Slavery outlawed in US territories
1863 Battle at Middleburg Virginia (100+ casualties)
1864 CSS "Alabama" sunk by USS "Kearsarge" off Cherbourg, France
1864 Skirmish at Pine Knob Georgia
1865 Siege of Richmond, VA
1865 Union Gen Granger declares slaves are free in Texas

That's all for today

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