04/21, April 21st In Civil War History


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

April 21, 1836 - Battle of San Jacinto, Texas wins independence from Mexico

April 21, 1861 - Rioting continues in Baltimore, MD.

April 21, 1861 - Anti-secessionists meet in Monongahela County, VA, to show their support for the Union and not the Confederacy.

April 21, 1861 - Col. Earl Van Dorn, CSA, assumes the command of the Confederate forces in Texas.
April 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Pocahontas, AR.

April 21, 1862 - The families of Messrs. Brownlow, Johnson, Maynard, and other Union men are ordered to leave the Confederacy, East Tennessee.

April 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Monterey, VA.

April 21, 1863 - Federal expedition from Opelousas, LA, to Barre's Landing and the capture of the Confederate steamer, Ellen.

April 21, 1863 - Skirmish at Palo Alto, MS, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.

April 21, 1863 - Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones' Confederate Raid on the Northwestern (Baltimore and Ohio) Railroad, VA. (Apr 21-May 21)

April 21, 1864 - Affair at Harrison's Gap, AL, where a party of Rebels led by an ex-Methodist preacher, are captured and paroled by orders of Maj. Gen. John Logan, USA, after having them take an oath of allegiance to the US.

April 21, 1864 - Affair at Cotton Plant, Cache River, AR, with little action as the Rebels flee before the advancing Yankees.

April 21, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks', USA, column retires from Grand Ecore to Alexandria, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign. (Apr 21-25)

April 21, 1864 - Affair at Tunica Bend, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

April 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Red Bone, MS.

April 21, 1864 - The destruction of the Confederate salt-works at Masonboro Inlet, NC.

April 21, 1864 - Federal expedition from the Siletz River Block-House to Coos Bay, Oregon, as the Yankees pursue a party of Indians who fled the Alsea Sub-Agency Reservation. The Indians, in addition to others never living on the reservation, are captured and returned. (Apr 21-May 12)

April 21, 1865 - Federal expedition against guerrillas from Donaldsonville to Bayou Goula, LA. (Apr 21-22)

April 21, 1865 - Federal scout from Rolla toward Thomasville, MO, and skirmish with guerrillas at Spring Valley, 30 miles south of Licking, MO. (Apr 23). (Apr 21-27)

April 21, 1865 - Maj. John Singleton Mosby. CSA. refusing to surrender to the Yankees, disbands the 43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion and his Virginia Partisan Rangers at Millwood. VA. However, the majority of Mosby's command, now under Lieut. Col. Chapman, CSA, rode to Winchester, VA, where they surrendered and were paroled.

April 21, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train leaves Washington, DC, for Springfield, IL.