03/29, March 29th In Civil War History


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

March 29, 1847 - U. S. forces under Winfield Scott occupy Vera Cruz, Mexico.

March 29, 1861 - Abraham Lincoln decides to reinforce Fort Sumter.

March 29, 1861 - Fort Mason, TX, is abandoned by the Union forces.

March 29, 1861 - Mississippi ratifies the Confederate Constitution.

March 29, 1862 - The Central Army of Kentucky and the Army of Alabama and West Florida are merged into the Army of Mississippi in Corinth under Albert Sidney Johnston with P. G. T. Beauregard as second-in-command. Corps commanders are Braxton Bragg, Leonidas Polk, William Hardee and George Crittenden.

March 29, 1862 - Skirmish on the Blackwater, near Warrensburg, MO.

March 29, 1862 - Affair on 0n Edisto Island, SC.

March 29, 1862 - Maj. Gen. John Charles Fremont, USA, supersedes Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, USA, in command of the Mountain Dept., VA, as Rosecrans will be transferred to the West.

March 29, 1862 - The siege of Island No. 10 is ongoing.

March 29, 1863 - Federal scouts from Fayetteville, AR, to Cassville, and Springfield, MO, to bring back wagon trains of weapons. (Mar 29-Apr 5)

March 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Jacksonville, FL.

March 29, 1863 - Affair at Moscow, TN, as 12 Rebels capture the passenger train which held about 30 Union soldiers. Maj. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, USA, is furious and refuses to receive these 30 soldiers if they are exchanged.

March 29, 1863 - Affair 5 miles from Dumfries, VA, on the Telegraph road.

March 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Kelly's Ford, VA.

March 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Williamsburg, VA, with the Confederates failing in their surprise attack to capture Fort Magruder. The Federals are enraged at the help given the Rebels by the local citizens.

March 29, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz, USA, assumes the command of the 11th US Army Corps, VA.

March 29, 1863 - Stymied in his attempt to reach Vicksburg on the east bank of the Mississippi, Grant orders General John McClernand to march south on the west bank to Miliken's Bend.

March 29, 1864 - Affair at Caperton's Ferry, AL, as a party of Federals assisting a refugee in crossing the Tennessee River was attacked by a band of mounted Confederates. The Federals are shot and wounded as they refuse to surrender and attempt to flee in the skiff they were using.

March 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Arkadelphia, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

March 29, 1864 - Federal scouts from Bellefonte, AR. (Mar 29-Apr /1)

March 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Long View, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

March 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Roseville, AR, 45 miles from Fort Smith, AR.

March 29, 1864 - Federal scout from Lookout Valley to Deer Head Cove, GA. (Mar 29-31)

March 29, 1864 - Skirmishes about Monett's Ferry and Cloutierville, LA, on the Red River. (Mar 29-30)

March 29, 1864 - Skirmish near Bolivar, TN, with Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry.

March 29, 1865 - Thomas Maley Harris, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

March 29, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele's US column reaches Weatherford, AL, the Mobile, AL, Campaign.

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish as Blackwater River, KY.

March 29, 1865 - Col. William H. Dickey, 84th US Colored Troops, assumes the command of the US Forces at Morganza, LA.

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish in Southwest Missouri.

March 29, 1865 - Federal scout from Waynesville, MO, to Rolla, camping at Jackson's Mills, and Coppage's Mill, on Spring Creek, to the Big Piney, with one reported bushwacker shot to death today. (Mar 29-Apr 2)

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish near Moseley Hall, NC, with Maj. Gen. Stoneman, USA.

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish at Wilkesborough,NC, with Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's, USA, Cavalry.

March 29, 1865 - The Appomattox (Virginia) Campaign, as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, after conferring with the President, begins the final assault on the Confederate lines at Petersburg, VA. (Mar 29- Apr 9)

March 29, 1865 - Engagement at Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run, VA, as Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, sends Maj. Gens. Fitzhugh Lee and George Pickett, CSA, to repel the Federal attack, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish at the junction of the Quaker and Boydton Roads, VA, as Maj. Gens. George Pickett and Fitzhugh Lee, CSA, fend off Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's, USA, steady advance, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

March 29, 1865 - Skirmish on the Vaughan Road, near Hatcher's Run, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

March 29, 1865 - Federal scout from Stephenson's Depot, VA, the Shenandoah Valley, to Smithfield, WV.

March 29, 1867 - Congress first approves building of Lincoln Memorial.