04/27, April 27th In Civil War History

Jimklag

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

April 27, 1822 - Hiram Ulysses Grant (General Ulysses S. Grant) born, Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio.

April 27, 1861 - John Henry Winder, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

April 27, 1861 - Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, USA, announces the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, between Philadelphia and Washington, DC, by the direction of President Lincoln.

April 27, 1861 - Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson, PA Militia, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Pennsylvania.

April 27, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, MA Militia, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Annapolis, MD.

April 27, 1861 - Col. Thomas J. Jackson, VA Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Virginia state troops at and about Harper's Ferry, WV.

April 27, 1861 - The Virginia State Convention offers Richmond to the Confederacy as its capitol, in lieu of Montgomery, AL, which is strategically too far away from the events of the day.

April 27, 1861 - Col. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, USA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Washington, DC.

April 27, 1861 - Lincoln extends the blockade to include Virginia and North Carolina.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Bridgeport, AL.

April 27, 1862 - Forts Livingston, Pike and Wood, are captured by the Union forces, near New Orleans, LA.

April 27, 1862 - Fort Quitman, is abandoned by the Confederates, near New Orleans, LA, and a blockade runner is also captured.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish near Haughton's Mill, Horton's Mills, or Pollocksville Road, NC, with Col. Baron Egloffstein, 103 NY Infantry.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Pea Ridge, TN, with Maj. Gen. John McClernand, USA.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at McGaheysville, VA, and Swift Run Bridge, in the vicinity of Harrisonburg, VA, with Union cavalry.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Town Creek, AL.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Barboursville, KY.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Negro Head Cut, near Woodburn, KY.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmishes at Jackson and near White Water Bridge, MO, with Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Federal expedition from New Berne toward Kinston, NC, and skirmish (Apr 28) at Wise's Cross-Roads. (Apr 27-May 1)

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Murray's Inlet, SC, with a Union landing party.

April 27, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Manry, CSA, is relieved by Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, CSA, in the command of the Dept. of East Tennessee; Manry is then ordered to assume the command of the District of the Gulf, LA.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish on Carter Creek Pike, TN, with the surprise Federal attack on and capture of the Texas Legion, under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - The Chancellorsville Campaign, VA, as Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, USA, begins to move the Army of the Potomac from Falmouth, toward Chancellorsville, VA. (Apr 27-May 6)

April 27, 1863 - Federal expedition from Yorktown beyond Hickory Forks, VA, and the destruction of large Confederate stores of food.

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Independence, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Morgantown, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Col. Abel Streight leaves Tuscumbia, Alabama. Raid on Rome, Georgia

April 27, 1863 - Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumes command of the Department of East Tennessee.

April 27, 1864 - Northern armies break winter camp in preparation for the Spring campaigns

April 27, 1865 - Carrying former prisoners-of-war the Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River near Memphis.

April 27, 1864 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
Edward Hatch, USA
Lewis Addison Grant, USA
Edward Moody McCook, USA

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish near Decatur, AL, as the Confederate dash on the Union picket-lines on the Courtland and Moulton road is repulsed.

April 27, 1864 - The Confederate commerce raider, the CSS Alabama, continues destroying merchant vessels, this time, the Tycoon, off Salvador, Brazil.

April 27, 1864 - The Confederate attack on the Union Pickets on Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold, GA, belonging to Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's, USA, Cavalry.

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish on Troublesome Creek, Breathitt County, KY, where the Federal cavalry overtake, capture, and kill 35 Confederates.

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish at Dayton, MO.

April 27, 1864 - Affairs at Masonboro Inlet, NC, between the US steamer, Niphon, and the Confederate batteries. (Apr 27-29)

April 27, 1864 - Federal expedition from Williamsburg, VA, and skirmish at Twelve-Mile Ordinary, VA. A solid Confederate force is posted at Bottom's Bridge, VA, contesting any further Union advance in that direction. (Apr 27-29)

April 27, 1865 - Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch, USA, is assigned to command the Post and the District of Mobile, AL.

April 27, 1865 - Col. William H. Dickey, 84th US Colored Troops, assumes the command of the District of Morganza, LA.

April 27, 1865 - Affair near James Creek, in the vicinity of Mount Vernon, MO, as 2 bushwhackers are confronted and laid to rest.

April 27, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train passes through Rochester and Buffalo, NY.
 

Jimklag

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

April 27, 1822 - Hiram Ulysses Grant (General Ulysses S. Grant) born, Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio.

April 27, 1861 - John Henry Winder, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

April 27, 1861 - Lieut. Gen. Winfield Scott, USA, announces the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, between Philadelphia and Washington, DC, by the direction of President Lincoln.

April 27, 1861 - Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson, PA Militia, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Pennsylvania.

April 27, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, MA Militia, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Annapolis, MD.

April 27, 1861 - Col. Thomas J. Jackson, VA Volunteers, is assigned to the command of the Virginia state troops at and about Harper's Ferry, WV.

April 27, 1861 - The Virginia State Convention offers Richmond to the Confederacy as its capitol, in lieu of Montgomery, AL, which is strategically too far away from the events of the day.

April 27, 1861 - Col. Joseph K. F. Mansfield, USA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Washington, DC.

April 27, 1861 - Lincoln extends the blockade to include Virginia and North Carolina.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Bridgeport, AL.

April 27, 1862 - Forts Livingston, Pike and Wood, are captured by the Union forces, near New Orleans, LA.

April 27, 1862 - Fort Quitman, is abandoned by the Confederates, near New Orleans, LA, and a blockade runner is also captured.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish near Haughton's Mill, Horton's Mills, or Pollocksville Road, NC, with Col. Baron Egloffstein, 103 NY Infantry.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at Pea Ridge, TN, with Maj. Gen. John McClernand, USA.

April 27, 1862 - Skirmish at McGaheysville, VA, and Swift Run Bridge, in the vicinity of Harrisonburg, VA, with Union cavalry.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Town Creek, AL.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Barboursville, KY.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish at Negro Head Cut, near Woodburn, KY.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmishes at Jackson and near White Water Bridge, MO, with Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Federal expedition from New Berne toward Kinston, NC, and skirmish (Apr 28) at Wise's Cross-Roads. (Apr 27-May 1)

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Murray's Inlet, SC, with a Union landing party.

April 27, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Manry, CSA, is relieved by Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, CSA, in the command of the Dept. of East Tennessee; Manry is then ordered to assume the command of the District of the Gulf, LA.

April 27, 1863 - Skirmish on Carter Creek Pike, TN, with the surprise Federal attack on and capture of the Texas Legion, under Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - The Chancellorsville Campaign, VA, as Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, USA, begins to move the Army of the Potomac from Falmouth, toward Chancellorsville, VA. (Apr 27-May 6)

April 27, 1863 - Federal expedition from Yorktown beyond Hickory Forks, VA, and the destruction of large Confederate stores of food.

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Independence, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Affair at Morgantown, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.

April 27, 1863 - Col. Abel Streight leaves Tuscumbia, Alabama. Raid on Rome, Georgia

April 27, 1863 - Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumes command of the Department of East Tennessee.

April 27, 1864 - Northern armies break winter camp in preparation for the Spring campaigns

April 27, 1865 - Carrying former prisoners-of-war the Sultana explodes on the Mississippi River near Memphis.

April 27, 1864 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
Edward Hatch, USA
Lewis Addison Grant, USA
Edward Moody McCook, USA

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish near Decatur, AL, as the Confederate dash on the Union picket-lines on the Courtland and Moulton road is repulsed.

April 27, 1864 - The Confederate commerce raider, the CSS Alabama, continues destroying merchant vessels, this time, the Tycoon, off Salvador, Brazil.

April 27, 1864 - The Confederate attack on the Union Pickets on Taylor's Ridge, near Ringgold, GA, belonging to Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's, USA, Cavalry.

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish on Troublesome Creek, Breathitt County, KY, where the Federal cavalry overtake, capture, and kill 35 Confederates.

April 27, 1864 - Skirmish at Dayton, MO.

April 27, 1864 - Affairs at Masonboro Inlet, NC, between the US steamer, Niphon, and the Confederate batteries. (Apr 27-29)

April 27, 1864 - Federal expedition from Williamsburg, VA, and skirmish at Twelve-Mile Ordinary, VA. A solid Confederate force is posted at Bottom's Bridge, VA, contesting any further Union advance in that direction. (Apr 27-29)

April 27, 1865 - Brig. Gen. James C. Veatch, USA, is assigned to command the Post and the District of Mobile, AL.

April 27, 1865 - Col. William H. Dickey, 84th US Colored Troops, assumes the command of the District of Morganza, LA.

April 27, 1865 - Affair near James Creek, in the vicinity of Mount Vernon, MO, as 2 bushwhackers are confronted and laid to rest.

April 27, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train passes through Rochester and Buffalo, New York.

Alfred Waud sketch of Union troops fording the Rappahannock at Kelly's Ford.
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