03/30, March 30th In Civil War History


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

March 30, 1842 - Whigs pass the Tariff of 1842 as the Compromise Tariff of 1833 expires.

March 30, 1855 - Kansas elects its first territorial legislature. Pro-slavery Missourians cross the border into Kansas to vote against free state candidates.

March 30, 1862 - The siege of Island No. 10 is ongoing.

March 30, 1862 - B&O reopens following six months of Confederate control in Maryland and West Virginia.

March 30, 1862 - Affairs on Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands, GA. (Mar 30-31)

March 30, 1862 - Skirmish near Clinton, MO, with detachment from the 1st IA Cavalry.

March 30, 1862 - Federal descent upon Union City, TN. (Mar 30-31)

March 30, 1863 - John Newton, U.S.A., is appointed Major General and Patrick Edward Connor, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Cross Hollow, AR.

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Tahlequah, the Indian Territory.

March 30, 1863 - Action at Dutton's Hill, near Somerset, KY, with a Union victory over Brig. Gen. John Pegram, CSA.

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish in Vernon County, MO, at "the Island."

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish near Deep Gully, NC, between the picket lines.

March 30, 1863 - The Confederate siege of Washington, NC, by Maj. Gen. Daniel Henry Hill, CSA, and the subsequent pursuit of the Confederate forces. (Mar 30-Apr 20)

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Rodman's Point, on the Pamlico River, NC, as Washington, NC, is invested by the Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill, CSA.

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Zoar Church, VA.

March 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Point Pleasant, WV.

March 30, 1864 - Federal scout from Athens, AL, with the capture of the celebrated guerrilla, Capt. Moore, and 30 of his men.

March 30, 1864 - Federal scout from Woodville, AL, against guerrillas.

March 30, 1864 - Action at Mount Elba, AR, and the pursuit of the Confederates to Big Creek, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

March 30, 1864 - Federal scout from Columbus to Clinton and Moscow, KY.

March 30, 1864 - Confederate attack on the outpost at Snyder's Bluff, MS, as Brig. Gen. Lawrence S. Ross, CSA, captures a Negro corral, 100 mules, some Negroes, burned all their quarters and killed 30.

March 30, 1864 - The capture of the Confederate outpost at Cherry Grove, NC, (by boats from the US Steamer, Commodore Barney.)

March 30, 1864 - Affair near Greenton, MO, with bushwhackers.

March 30, 1864 - Federal reconnaissance from Lookout Valley, TN, to McLemore's Cove, GA. (Mar 30-Apr 1)

March 30, 1865 - During the Petersburg siege, as Ulysses S. Grant extends his lines east of Richmond, Phil Sheridan's cavalry, along with some infantry support, come in contact with the Confederate right flank at Dinwiddie Court House.

March 30, 1865 - Skirmish at Montevallo, AL, with Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, contesting the advance of Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

March 30, 1865 - Federal expeditions from Baton Rouge to Clinton and the Comite River, LA, including the capture of 2 Confederate soldiers who had slept in the woods and were enjoying a hot breakfast at the home of a Mrs. Simms. One of the Rebels' grey horse blanket indicates these are Confederate Cavalrymen. (Mar 30-Apr 2)

March 30, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Connor, USA, assumes the command of the District of the Plains, the Nebraska Territory.

March 30, 1865 - Skirmish near Five Forks, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

March 30, 1865 - Skirmishes on the line of Hatcher's Run and Gravelly Run, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

March 30, 1865 - Affair near Patterson's Creek, WV, about 10 miles east of Cumberland, MD, where a band of guerrillas attacked, captured and robbed a passenger train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The railroad refuses to accept Federal soldiers aboard for protection without receiving any compensation from the Union government.

March 30, 1867 - William P. Seward signs a treaty with Russia buying Alaska for 2 cents an acre. Democrats called it "Seward's Folly."

March 30, 1870 - President Grant approves Texas congressional representation once the decree has been announced. Texas becomes last confederate state readmitted to Union.

March 30, 1870 - 15th Amendment to the Constitution is adopted. It states that no state shall deprive any citizen of the right to vote because of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.