03/26, March 26th In Civil War History


Lt. Colonel
Mar 3, 2017
This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

March 26, 1862 - Daniel Harvey Hill, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. William Nelson Pendleton, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Gordon Granger, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

March 26, 1862 - The siege of Island No. 10 is ongoing.

March 26, 1862 - Skirmish near Denver City, Colorado Territory, results in the capture of 50 Confederate cavalrymen.

March 26, 1862 - Skirmish near Gouge's Mill, 15 miles east of Booneville, MO.

March 26, 1862 - Action at Humansville, MO, where State militia repel the Confederates.

March 26, 1862 - Skirmish at Warrensburg, or near Briar, MO.

March 26, 1862 - Action on the Post Oak, at mouth of the Brier, MO, with Brig. Gen. James Totten, USA.

March 26, 1862 - Skirmish at Apache Canyon, near Johnson's Ranch, the New Mexico Territory results in a Union victory as they withdraw to Pigeon's Ranch, near Glorietta, under Maj. John M. Chivington, 1st Colorado Infantry.

March 26, 1862 - The Confederate Dept. of Henrico, under the command of Brig. Gen. John Henry Winder, CSA, is extended to embrace the city of Petersburg and vicinity, VA.

March 26, 1862 - In New Mexico, moving along the Santa Fe Trail, Confederates engaged a group of Colorado volunteers at Johnson's Ranch. Federal forces withdraw to Glorietta.

March 26, 1863 - West Virginia voters overwhelmingly approve the new state constitution.

March 26, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesboro to Bradyville, TN.

March 26, 1863 - Federal expedition from Camp Douglas to the Cedar Mountains, the Utah Territory, and skirmish with Indians (Goshutes) believed to be spending the winter in the Mormon settlements of Tooele Valley and who have been attacking the Overland Mail route at Cedar Fort, as the Federals charge the Mormons with encouraging the Indians.

March 26, 1864 - Skirmish near Quitman, AR.

March 26, 1864 - Skirmish at Campti, LA, the Red River Campaign.

March 26, 1864 - Skirmish at Clinton, MS.

March 26, 1864 - Skirmish near Black Jack Church, near Greenville, NC.

March 26, 1864 - Maj. Gen. James Birdseye McPherson, USA, assumes the command of the Army of the Tennessee, under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

March 26, 1864 - Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, joins the Army of the Potomac, currently headquartered at Culpeper Court House, VA.

March 26, 1865 - Skirmish at Muddy Creek, AL, the Mobile, AL, Campaign.

March 26, 1865 - Union forces enter Pollard, AL, the Mobile, AL, Campaign.

March 26, 1865 - Skirmish near Spanish Fort, AL, with Maj. Gen. E.R.S. Canby.

March 26, 1865 - Skirmish in Bath County, beyond Owingsville, KY.

March 26, 1865 - Federal expedition from Bonnet Carre to the Amite River, LA, in search of the Confederate guerrillas who captured the local provost-marshal of this parish, meeting with no success, as they searched everywhere.

March 26, 1865 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

March 26, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan's US Cavalry command crosses the James River, VA, to combine forces with Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA. As Grant laid low and continued to apply pressure on the Army of Northern Virginia, he allowed the other Union armies, one by one, to dissect the bowels of the Confederacy.