04/28, April 28th In Civil War History


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

April 28, 1788 - Maryland becomes 7th state to ratify US constitution

April 28, 1862 - City of New Orleans surrender.

April 28, 1862 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
Absalom Baird, USA
George Dashiell Bayard, USA
William Plummer Benton, USA
Henry Bohlen, USA
John Curtis Caldwell, USA
James Henry Carleton, USA
Thomas Turpin Crittenden, USA
Neal Dow, USA
Quincy Adams Gillmore, USA
George Sears Greene, USA
Pleasant Adam Hackleman, USA
John Cleveland Robinson, USA
Isaac Peace Rodman, USA
Truman Seymour, USA
James Clifford Veatch, USA
Max Weber, USA

April 28, 1862 - Skirmish at Bolivar, AL.

April 28, 1862 - Skirmish at Paint Rock Bridge, AL.

April 28, 1862 - The British ship Oreto (soon to be CSS Florida) arrives at Nassau, the Bahamas Islands.

April 28, 1862 - Brig. Gen. John Horace Forney, CSA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Alabama and West Florida.

April 28, 1862 - The surrender of Fort Jackson and Fort Saint Philip, outside New Orleans, LA, by the Confederate forces there, after Flag Officer Daniel Farragut captured New Orleans, LA, rendering these forts useless.

April 28, 1862 - Federal scouts on the Marias-des-Cygnes and the Elk Fork Rivers, MO.

April 28, 1862 - Skirmish at Warsaw, MO.

April 28, 1862 - Skirmish at Cumberland Mountain, TN.

April 28, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, TN, by Maj. Gen. John Pope, USA.

April 28, 1862 - Federal expedition to Purdy, TN. (Apr 28-29)

April 28, 1863 - Action at Town Creek, AL.

April 28, 1863 - Skirmish at Sand Mountain, GA.

April 28, 1863 - Skirmishes near Monticello, KY. (Apr 28-May 2)

April 28, 1863 - Skirmish at Union Church, MS, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.

April 28, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, USA, crosses the Rappahannock River, above Fredericksburg, leaving Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, USA, to face Gen. Robert. E. Lee, CSA, the Chancellorsville Campaign.

April 28, 1864 - Skirmish near Princeton, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

April 28, 1864 - Skirmish with Indians at the Big Bend of the Eel River, CA, where the Yankees kill 8 Indian men, wounding many more, and capturing 11 squaws and 1 young child.

April 28, 1865 - Skirmishes in Johnson County, MO, where Brig. Gen. Egbert B. Brown, USA, commanding the District of Missouri sends Union cavalry after the guerrillas, led by William Clarke Quantrill, who ambushed and killed some Federal soldiers. (Apr 28-30)

April 28, 1864 -Federal scout from Springfield, MO, toward Fayetteville, AR, for the purpose of establishing telegraphic communications. (Apr 28-May 7)

April 28, 1864 - Fort Sumter, SC, once again is bombarded by Union artillery for a week.

April 28, 1864 - Federal reconnaissance to Madison Court-House, VA, to ascertain if any Rebels are there or at Wolftown.

April 28, 1864 - Federal scout from Vienna toward Upperville, VA. With casualties, the Federals capture 2 blockade runners and some of Lieut. Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers. (Apr 28-May 1)

April 28, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians, from Fort Cummings, the New Mexico Territory. (Apr 28-May 13)

April 28, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives in Cleveland, OH, where over 50,000 mourners view his coffin.