04/29, April 29th In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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April 29, 1861 - The Maryland legislature votes 53-13 against convening a secessionist convention, dashing the hopes of a sizable pro-South group, but did not vote to end the session

April 29, 1862 - Battle of Bridgeport, Alabama

April 29, 1862 - Action at West Bridge, near Bridgeport, AL, by Brig. Gen. Ormsby Mitchel, USA.

April 29, 1862 - The slow, deliberate Federal advance from Pittsburg Landing, under Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA, upon, and the siege of Corinth, MS, and the pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, MS, under Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, CSA.

April 29, 1862 - Skirmish near Batchelder's Creek, NC, with Maj. Andrew Elwell, the 23 MA Infantry.

April 29, 1862 - Engagements at Pineberry Battery, Willstown, White Point, SC, with the destruction of the Confederate battery at Pineberry.

April 29, 1862 - Skirmish near Cumberland Gap, TN.

April 29, 1862 - Federal raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, near Bethel Station, TN.

April 29, 1862 - Skirmish near Monterey, TN.

April 29, 1862 - The Federal occupation of Purdy, TN.

April 29, 1863 - Federal expeditions from Opelousas to Chicotville and Bayou Boeuf, LA. (Apr 29-30)

April 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Brookhaven, MS, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.

April 29, 1863 - Federal demonstration against Haynes' and Drumgould's Bluffs, or engagement at Snyder's Mill, MS, by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA. (Apa 29-May 1)

April 29, 1863 - The US Naval bombardment of Grand Gulf, MS, and the passage of the Confederate shore batteries, by the US gunboats, USS Benton, Carondelet, Louisville, Mound City, and the Pittsburg.

April 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Castor River, MO, with Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, CSA.

April 29, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance on the Chapel Hill Pike, TN.

April 29, 1863 - Federal scout from La Grange, TN, into Northern Mississippi. (Apr 29-May 5)

April 29, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesboro, on Manchester Pike, TN. (Apr 29-May 2)

April 29, 1863 - Skirmishes at Crook's Run and Germanna Ford, near Fredericksburg, VA, the Chancellorsville Campaign.

April 29, 1863 - Federal operations at Franklin's Crossing, or Deep Run, near Fredericksburg, VA. (Apr 29-May 2)

April 29, 1863 - Federal operations at Pollock's Mill Creek (White Oak Run), or Fitzhugh's Crossing, near Fredericksburg, VA. (Apr 29-May 2)

April 29, 1863 - Skirmish at Fairmont, WV, about 15 miles south of Morgantown, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.

April 29, 1863 - Maj. Gen. George Stoneman, USA, Cavalry Raid, VA, (Apr 29-May 7)

April 29, 1863 - Skirmishes near Kellysville, Brandy Station, and Stevensburg, VA
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April 29, 1864 - James Bearing, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

April 29, 1864 - Skirmish at the Ouachita River, AR, with Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

April 29, 1864 - Skirmish near Saline Bottom, AR, with Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

April 29, 1864 - The Federal Districts of West Florida and of Key West and the Tortugas are attached to the Defenses of New Orleans.

April 29, 1864 - Federal reconnaissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill, GA, with encounters between Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, USA and Brig. Gen. William Young Conn Humes, CSA.

April 29, 1864 - Skirmish at Grand Ecore, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

April 29, 1864 - Skirmishes in Johnson County, MO.

April 29, 1864 - Federal expedition from Newport Barracks to Swainsboro, NC, where the Federals capture 3 fishing boats and 225 barrels of salted fish ready for shipment to Kinston, NC. (Apr 29-30)

April 29, 1864 - Skirmish in Berry County, TN.

April 29, 1865 - Skirmish on the Cumberland River, near Eddyville, in Lyon County, KY, where the USS Moose captures a Confederate raiding party numbering about 200 Confederates of Brig. Gen. Abram Buford's command.

April 29, 1865 - Federal expedition from Saint Louis, MO, to receive the surrender of Bvt. Brig. Gen. M. Jeff. Thompson, CSA. (Apr 29-Jun 11)

April 29, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis and his entourage arrives at Yorkville, SC.

April 29, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives at Columbus, OH, where the mourning masses of Ohioans pay their last respects.

April 29, 1865 - Commercial shipping restrictions lifted from most Confederate ports
 
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