04/03, April 3rd In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

April 3, 1842 - Ulric Dahlgren, American Colonel (Union Army), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania (d. 1864)

April 3, 1858 - Leavenworth Constitution is adopted by a Free-state constitutional convention. It is opposed by the Buchanan administration because it does not represent the people of the state of Kansas.

April 3, 1860 - Pony Express began between St Joseph Mo & Sacramento, California.

April 3, 1861 - The schooner, Rhoda H. Shannon, is fired upon by the Confederate batteries on Morris Island, Charleston Harbor, SC.

April 3, 1861 - A "test vote" in the Virginia convention shows a 2-1 margin against secession.

April 3, 1862 - Federal troops occupy Apalachicola, FL.

April 3, 1862 - Gen. Albert S. Johnston, CSA, enroute from Corinth, MS, to clash with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, at Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh Church, TN, is hampered by bad weather.

April 3, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, TN, with Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers, CSA.

April 3, 1862 - Federal expedition from Ship Island, to Biloxi and Pass Christian, MS, against Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell's, CSA forces. (Apr 3-4)

April 3, 1862 - Skirmish at Moorefield, WV.

April 3, 1862 - The US Senate votes 29 to 14 to abolish slavery in the District of Columbia.

April 3, 1863 - Federal expedition from Camp Piatt through Logan and Cabell Counties, WV, and skirmish (Apr 5) at Mud River. (Apr 3-6)

April 3, 1863 - Federal scout from Fairfax Court-House to Middleburg, VA, with the capture of Rebels, horses, wagons, foodstuff, etc. (Apr 3-6)

April 3, 1864 - April 4, 1864 - Battle of Elkin's Ferry, Arkansas.

April 3, 1864 - Affair near Clarksville, AR, where the Federals surprise attack a guerrilla camp, capturing men and weapons.

April 3, 1864 - Engagement at Elkin's Ferry, Little Missouri River, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign. (Apr 3-4)

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish at Ducktown Road, GA.

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish near Fort Gibson, the Indian Territory.

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish at Grand Ecore, LA, on the Red River.

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish at Clinton, MS.

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish at Cypress Swamp, TN.

April 3, 1864 - Skirmish near Raleigh, TN, with Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry.

April 3, 1865 - Federal scout from Huntsville to near Vienna, AL. (Apr 3-4)

April 3, 1865 - Action at Northport, near Tuscaloosa, AL, between Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, and Maj. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

April 3, 1865 - The unsuccessful Federal pursuit of bushwhackers near Farmington, MO, as they kill men in their way, and stealing their teams of horses to escape the pursuing Yankees, etc.

April 3, 1865 - Federal expedition to Asheville, NC, by Maj. Gen. David S. Stanley, USA, commanding the 4th US Army Corps. (Apr 3-11)

April 3, 1865 - Skirmish at Mount Pleasant, TN.

April 3, 1865 - Skirmish near Hillsville, VA, with Maj. Gen. George Stoneman, USA.

April 3, 1865 - Action at Namozine Church, the Appomattox Campaign, VA, as Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan and his Union cavalry press the retreating Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

April 3, 1865 - The occupation of Petersburg and Richmond, VA, by the Union forces, as Brig. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel, USA, and the Army of the James formally accepts the city's surrender, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

April 3, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln visits Petersburg, VA, as the majority of the city was spared from being burned by the fleeing Confederates.

April 3, 1882 - American outlaw and Confederate veteran Jesse James is killed by Robert Ford at home in St Joseph, MO.
 

wausaubob

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April 3, 1862 - Gen. Albert S. Johnston, CSA, enroute from Corinth, MS, to clash with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, at Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh Church, TN, is hampered by bad weather.

April 3, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, TN, with Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers, CSA.

April 3, 1862 - Federal expedition from Ship Island, to Biloxi and Pass Christian, MS, against Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell's, CSA forces. (Apr 3-4)

General Johnston's attempt to knock Grant in the head is coming at a high cost!
 

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April 3, 1862 - Gen. Albert S. Johnston, CSA, enroute from Corinth, MS, to clash with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, at Pittsburg Landing and Shiloh Church, TN, is hampered by bad weather.

April 3, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, TN, with Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers, CSA.

April 3, 1862 - Federal expedition from Ship Island, to Biloxi and Pass Christian, MS, against Maj. Gen. Mansfield Lovell's, CSA forces. (Apr 3-4)

General Johnston's attempt to knock Grant in the head is coming at a high cost!
The Forrest one s new,the others are dups but good post anyway.
 

wausaubob

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The battle at Pittsburgh Landing/Shiloh looms ahead. Where is Buell? Why is taking him so long to get to the Tennessee River? Do Confederate spies know about his progress?
Why is Henry Halleck delaying taking command in the field? If he is creating a large army in his department, why isn't he there supervising the camp?
 

wausaubob

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Halleck was what is affectionately known today as a REMF.
I don't know the acronym but the situation played out "as if" Halleck sent the Confederates a telegram telling them that he will hold Grant stationary on the west bank of the river and they should attack before Buell reaches there.
If Halleck could not get rid of Grant directly, it was as if he was going to get rid of him indirectly.
 
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