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Uldaren Bardaniel

A place to look up generals' birthdays, actors' birthday, or important dates in battles or campaigns. :) Yeah, I got lazy and just copied some of it from Wikipedia, I freely admit XP

An asterisk (*) by an event means the exact date is not certain.

**Please keep in mind this list will be almost constantly added to and corrected.**

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Uldaren Bardaniel

January

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- 1808: Importation of slaves into the US is banned

- 1818: William Gamble born

- 1863: Emancipation Proclamation takes effect in CSA territory. First claim under the Homestead Act made.

- 2003: Royce D. Applegate dies.

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- 1888: Isaac Trimble dies.

- 1904: James Longstreet dies.

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- 1861: Delaware votes not to secede

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- 1947: Ronald F. Maxwell born

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- 1821: James Longstreet born

- 1863: Second Battle of Springfield.

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- 1861: Star of the West incident; first shots of the Civil War. Mississippi secedes.

- 1863: Battle of Ft. Hindman.

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- 1861: Florida secedes.

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- 1861: Alabama secedes.

- 1863: Battle of Arkansas Post. Arkansas River captured by Union.

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- 1865: Ft. Fisher falls to the Union

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- 1825: George Pickett born?*

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- 1861: Georgia secedes.

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- 1807: Robert E. Lee born

- 1862: Battle of Mill Springs.

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-1861: Jefferson Davis resigns from U.S. Senate.

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- 1825: George Pickett born?*

- 1872: Richard Ewell dies.

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- 1861: Louisiana secedes.

- 1863: Burnside replaced by Hooker. Massachusetts receives permission to organize African-American militia.

- 1870: Virginia rejoins the Union.

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- 1825: George Pickett born?*

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- 1861: Kansas admitted as 34th Union state.

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- 1862: Monitor launched.

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- 1865: Robert E. Lee becomes CS General-in-Chief

*- George Pickett's birthdate is not known for certain.

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Uldaren Bardaniel

February

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- 1861: Texas secedes.

- 1862: "Battle Hymn of the Republic" first published.

- 1865: Lincoln signs 13th Amendment.

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- 1861: Confederate States of America are formed.

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- 1833: JEB Stuart born

- 1862: Battle of Ft. Henry; first Union victory

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- 1817: Richard Ewell born

- 1865: Delaware rejects 13th Amendment

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- 1861: Jefferson Davis elected CS president

- 1886: Winfield S. Hancock dies.

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- 1861: House of Representatives passes resolution for noninterference of slavery in any state.

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- 1824: Winfield S. Hancock born

- 1936: Andrew Prine born

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- 1862: Grant attacks Ft. Donelson.

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- 1862: Ft. Donelson captured.

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- 1864: Submarine H. L. Hunley sinks warship USS Housatonic

- 1865: Columbia, SC is burned.

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- 1861: Jefferson Davis inaugurated.

- 1817: Lewis Armistead born

- 1865: SC State House burned

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- 1955: Jeff Daniels born

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- 1864: Battle of Olustee

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- 1862: Battle of Valverde.

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- 1862: Jefferson Davis inaugurated for 6-year term.

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- 1861: Lincoln arrives in Washington.

- 1870: Mississippi readmitted to the Union

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- 1863: Arizona organized as US territory.

- 1914: Joshua L. Chamberlain dies.

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- 1863: Lincoln signs National Currency Act.

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- 1864: First Northern prisoners taken to Andersonville.

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- 1838: Moxley Sorrel born

- 1861: Colorado organized as US territory.

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- 1864: Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid fails

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- 1916: Walter Taylor dies.

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- 1826: John Buford born

- 1861: First flag of Confederacy adopted. Lincoln inaugurated

- 1865: Third flag of CS adopted.

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- 1862: Union forces win Pea Ridge

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- 1862: CSS Virginia launched.

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- 1862: USS Monitor and CSS Virginia fight to a draw.

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- 1864: Red River Campaign begins

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- 1861: Confederate Constitution adopted

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- 1862: Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 annulled

- 1865: CSA allows African-Americans to fight

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- 1861: Edward Clark becomes governor of Texas

- 1865: Battle of Averasborough begins

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- 1865: CS Congress adjourns for final time.

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- 1863: CSS Georgiana destroyed.

- 1865: Battle of Bentonville begins

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- 1852: Uncle Tom's Cabin published

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- 1862: Battle of Kernstown, Virginia. Stonewall's Valley Campaign starts

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- 1865: Fort Stedman temporarily captured by Confederate forces

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- 1862: Battle of Glorieta Pass

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- 1865: Battle of Appomattox Courthouse begins

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April

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- 1865: Battle of Five Forks. Siege of Petersburg

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- 1863: Richmond Bread Riot

- 1865: Siege of Petersburg broken. Jefferson Davis and Cabinet flee Richmond

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- 1865: Union captures Richmond

- 1917: Ellis Spear dies.

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-1865: Lincoln visits Richmond

- 1878: Thomas Devin dies.

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- 1862: Battle of Yorktown begins

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-1862: Battle of Shiloh begins

- 1865: Battle of Sayler's Creek

- 1866: Grand Army of the Republic is founded.

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- 1862: Battle of Shiloh ends

- 1895: James Kemper dies.

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- 1864: Battle of Mansfield

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- 1865: Surrender at Appomattox

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- 1865: Lincoln addresses his troops for the last time.

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- 1865: Lincoln makes his last public speech

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- 1861: Confederates fire on Ft. Sumter

- 1864: Ft. Pillow massacre

- 1865: Mobile, Alabama falls to the Union

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- 1861: Ft. Sumter surrenders to Confederate forces

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- 1865: Lincoln shot. Secretary Seward attacked.

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- 1865: Lincoln dies. Johnson sworn in as President

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- 1862: Battle at Lee's Mills. Bill ends slavery in Washington DC

- 1863: Siege of Vicksburg

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- 1861: Virginia secedes

- 1864: Battle of Plymouth begins

- 1865: Mary Surratt arrested

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- 1861: Baltimore Riot

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- 1861: Lee resigns from US Army to command Virginian forces.

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- 1863: Grierson's Raid begins

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-1862: Union flotilla passes two Confederate forts to capture New Orleans

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- 1861: Union Army arrives in Washington, DC

- 1862: Adm. Farragut captures New Orleans?*

- 1864: Battle of Marks' Mills

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- 1865: Joseph Johnson surrenders to William Tecumseh Sherman. John Wilkes Booth is killed.

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- 1861: Lincoln suspends writ of habeus corpus.

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- 1862: Adm. Farragut captures New Orleans?*

- 1910: Edward Porter Alexander dies.

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- 1841: Tom Chamberlain born

- 1861: Maryland votes not to secede

- 1862: New Orleans falls to the Union?*

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Uldaren Bardaniel

May

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- 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville begins.

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- 1863: Stonewall Jackson wounded by friendly fire.

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- 1937: Gone With the Wind wins the Pulitzer Prize.

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- 1863: Union retreats from Chancellorsville.

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- 1864: Battle of the Wilderness begins.

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- 1861: Arkansas secedes. Richmond declared new Confederate capital.

- 1862: Henry David Thoreau dies.

- 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville ends in Union defeat.

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- 1864: Army of the Potomac breaks away from Battle of the Wilderness and moves southward.

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- 1861: Richmond named capital of the Confederacy.*

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- Confederate Memorial Day (NC and SC)

- 1838: John Wilkes Booth born.

- 1863: Stonewall Jackson dies.

- 1864: Col. Upton leads an unsuccessful Union assault at the Battle of Spotsylvania.

- 1865: Jefferson Davis captured by Union troops. William Quantrill mortally wounded.

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- 1858: Minnesota admitted as 32nd US state.

- 1862: CSS Virginia scuttled in James River.

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- 1862: U.S. federal troops occupy Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

- 1863: Battle of Raymond: two divisions of James B. McPherson's XVII Corps (ACW) turn the left wing of Confederate General John C. Pemberton's defensive line on Fourteen Mile Creek, opening up the interior ofMississippi to the Union Army during the Vicksburg Campaign.

- 1864 – Battle of Spotsylvania Court House: thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers die in "the Bloody Angle". Battle of Yellow Tavern; JEB Stuart dies.

- 1865 – Battle of Palmito Ranch: the first day of the last major land action to take place during the Civil War, resulting in a Confederate victory.

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- 1861: Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom issues a "proclamation of neutrality" which recognizes the breakaway states as having belligerent rights.

- 1864: Battle of Resaca – the battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta, Georgia.

- 1865: Battle of Palmito Ranch – in far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Robert E. Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the Civil War ends with a Confederate victory.

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- 1863: Battle of Jackson takes place.

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- 1862: President Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law creating the United States Bureau of Agriculture. It is later renamed the United States Department of Agriculture.

- 1864: Battle of Resaca, Georgia ends. Battle of New Market, Virginia – students from the Virginia Military Institute fight alongside the Confederate Army to force Union General Franz Sigel out of the Shenandoah Valley.

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- National Famine Memorial Day (Ireland)

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- 1860: Abraham Lincoln wins the Republican Party presidential nomination over William H. Seward, who later becomes the United States Secretary of State.

- 1863: The Siege of Vicksburg begins.

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- 1864: Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse ends.

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- 1861: The state of Kentucky proclaims its neutrality, which will last until September 3 when Confederate forces enter the state.

- 1862: Abraham Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law.

- 1864: Battle of Ware Bottom Church – in the Virginia Bermuda Hundred Campaign, 10,000 troops fight in this Confederate victory.

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