Today in History:

Today In History

A Day in the History of the Civil War

Today is Wednesday, July 10, 2024.


1818 John Stuart "Cerro Gordo" Williams, Brig General (Confederate Army)
1820 Andrew Porter, Brig General (Union volunteers), died in 1872
1821 Christopher Columbus Augur, Major General (Union volunteers)
1833 Lucius Eugene Polk, Brig General (Confederate Army), died in 1892


1861 Lincoln writes to Kentucky's militia & says Union troops will not enter that state
1862 US begins construction of Central Pacific Railroad
1863 Battle of Charleston, SC (Morris Island) [->SEP 06]
1863 Battle of Jackson, MS - captured by federals [->JUL 16] US1000 CS1339

That's all for today

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