04/14, April 14th In Civil War History


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

April 14, 1775 - 1st abolitionist society in US organizes in Philadelphia.

April 14, 1861 - During the formal surrender of Fort Sumter Private Daniel Hough dies when the cannon he was loading (for the Union's 100-gun salute to the U.S. flag) discharges prematurely. He is the first man to die in the Civil War. A second man is mortally wounded.

April 14, 1861 - Skirmishes with Indians on Van Dusen's Creek, near the Mad River, CA. (Apr 14-15)

April 14, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln, Washington, DC, issues a call for 75,000 volunteers to support the Union.

April 14, 1862 - The following are appointed Confederate Major Generals:
John Cabell Breckenridge, C.S.A.
Thomas Carmichael Hindman, C.S.A.

April 14, 1862 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
Thomas Jordan, CSA
William Preston, CSA

April 14, 1862 - Cuvier Grover, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

April 14, 1862 - Amiel Weeks Whipple, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

April 14, 1862 - Skirmish at Diamond Grove, MO.

April 14, 1862 - Skirmish near Montevallo, MO, with Rebel jay hawkers.

April 14, 1862 - Skirmish near the Sante Fe Road, MO, with a Union attack on William Clarke Quantrill's guerrillas.

April 14, 1862 - Skirmish Walkersville, MO.

April 14, 1862 - Skirmish at Pollocksville, NC.

April 14, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance on Seabrook Island, SC, to 1 mile from Rockville, SC, under cover of the Federal gunboat, Pocahontas.

April 14, 1862 - Fort Pillow, TN, on the Mississippi River, is bombarded by Union mortar and gunboats.

April 14, 1862 - Federal fleet under Commodore David Farragut appears at the mouth of the Mississippi River.

April 14, 1863 - Engagement at Irish Bend, near Centreville, LA.

April 14, 1863 - The former Union gunboat, Queen of the West, now a Confederate ram, is sunk by Federal fire in Grand Lake, LA.

April 14, 1863 - Skirmish at Jeanerette, LA.

April 14, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's planned Federal Cavalry operations at Rappahannock Bridge, and at Kelly's, Welford's, and Beverly Ford, VA. (Apr 14-15)

April 14, 1863 - Engagement at the mouth of West Branch and near the Norfleet House, Nansemond River, near Suffolk, VA, with Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet's, CSA advance on Suffolk, VA.

April 14, 1863 - Battle of Centreville, Louisiana

April 14, 1863 - Continuous roll printing press is developed by William Bullock in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

April 14, 1864 - Skirmish at Dutch Mills, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

April 14, 1864 - Skirmish at White Oak Creek, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

April 14, 1864 - Skirmish at Taylor's Ridge, GA.

April 14, 1864 - Federal expedition from Camp Sanborn, the Colorado Territory, to Beaver Creek, KS, in pursuit of Indians purported to have stolen livestock. Evidence point toward the Cheyenne Indians. (Apr 14-18)

April 14, 1864 - Affair near Booneville, Eastern KY.

April 14, 1864 - Action at Half Mountain, on Licking River, Eastern KY.

April 14, 1864 - Skirmish at Paducah, KY, on the Ohio River, with Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry, which concludes his latest expedition into West Tennessee and Kentucky, which began Mar 16.

April 14, 1864 - Skirmish at Bayou Saline, LA, the Red River Campaign.

April 14, 1865 - Skirmish on the Columbus Road, near Tuskegee, AL, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson's, USA, Cavalry.

April 14, 1865 - Still on the prowl, the Confederate commerce raider, CSS Shenandoah, embarks from the Eastern Caroline Islands in the Pacific Ocean and heads for the Kurile Islands.

April 14, 1865 - Skirmish near Morrisville, NC, between Johnston and Sherman.

April 14, 1865 - Affair near Saunders' Farm, NC, between Johnston and Sherman; Johnston proposing a suspension of hostilities to allow peace talks.

April 14,1865 - Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson, USA, raises the same Union flag he lowered 4 years ago to the day over the Federal controlled Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbor, SC.

April 14, 1865 - Skirmish at Mount Pleasant, TN.

April 14, 1865 - PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN IS ASSASSINATED BY JOHN WILKES BOOTH AT FORD'S THEATER. WASHINGTON. DC. as he watches the comedy, our American Cousin. U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward and his family are attacked in his home by Lewis Powell.

April 14, 1868 - SC voters approved their new constitution, 70,758 to 27,228


Lt. Colonel
Mar 3, 2017
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