05/01, May 1st In Civil War History

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

May 1, 1845 - "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is published.

May 1, 1861 - Joseph Eggleston Johnston, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 1, 1861 - Fort Washita, the Indian Territory, and near Texas, is occupied by the Texas militia.

May 1, 1861 - Funeral services are held in Boston, MA, for the Union soldiers killed in the Baltimore, MD, riots.

May 1. 1861 - Volunteer forces to support the Union are called out in the Nebraska Territory, by Governor Samuel W. Black.

May 1, 1861 - Robert E. Lee orders Stonewall Jackson to remove the weapons and equipment from the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia

May 1, 1862 - William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.
Samuel Powhatan Carter, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 1, 1862 - Federal operations in vicinity of Athens, Mooresville, Limestone Bridge, and Elk River, AL, with Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, USA. (May 1-2)

May 1, 1862 - New Orleans, LA, is occupied by the Union forces, under Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish near Pulaski, TN, with Col. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish at Rapidan Station, VA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish on Camp Creek, in the Stone River Valley, WV, and on the Lewisburg road, with Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, USA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish at Clark's Hollow, WV.

May 1, 1863 - May 4, 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville
General "Fighting Joe" Hooker's Army of the Potomac is defeated by Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it crosses the Rappahannock on the way to Richmond.

May 1, 1863 - "Stainless Banner" becomes the second Confederate Flag.

May 1, 1863 - May 2, 1863 - Battle of Chalk Bluff, Arkansas.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmishing increased in eastern Alabama as Col. Abel Streight moved towards Rome, GA

May 1, 1863 - In a rally intended to be a reaction to Burnside's General Order 38, Clement Vallandigham criticizes Abraham Lincoln for not ending the Civil War, which he characterized as "wicked and cruel."

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish near La Grange, AR.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmishes near Greensburg and at Williams' Bridge, LA, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's, USA, Cavalry raid.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Walls Post-Office, on the Amite River and north of Baton Rouge, LA, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish near Washington, LA.

May 1, 1863 - The Battle of Port Gibson, or Thompson's Hill, MS, with Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, CSA, being defeated by Maj. Gen. John McClernand, USA. Total casualties approximate 1,700.

May 1, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Edward Dorr Tracy, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Port Gibson, MS, dying instantly from a chest wound.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Chalk Bluff on the St. Francis River, MO, with Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, CSA.

May 1, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesboro to Lizard, TN.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Lee's Creek, AR.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Pine Bluff, AR.

May 1, 1864 - Affair with Indians at Booth's Run, CA, after which 15 bucks and 25 squaws and children burn their bows and arrows, and come into the Federal camp to surrender.

May 1, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of the South, FL, replacing Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, USA.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Stone Church, GA, near Chattanooga, TN.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Ashton, LA.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Ashwood Landing, LA.

May 1, 1864 - Affair at Berwick, LA, with an attack by Confederate cavalry.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Clinton, LA.

May 1, 1864 - The US transport, Emma, is captured at David's Ferry, Red River, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmishes at Governor Moore's Plantation, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign. (May 1-4)

May 1, 1864 - Lieut. Col. John Mosby's Cavalry and Military Operations in Virginia, begins with the capture of 8 of Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel's, USA, wagon train near Bunker Hill, Shenandoah Valley, VA. Mosby then proceeds to Martinsburg, capturing Federal men and horses. His men had a skirmish near Winchester, losing several men. Mosby's men also attacked a heavily guarded wagon train near Strasburg, capturing about 30 men and horses.

May 1, 1864 - Federal troops return to Alexandria. Heavy skirmishing will continue for days.

May 1, 1865 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
James Sanks Brisbin, USA
Thomas Odgen Osborn, USA
Joseph Haydn Potter, USA

May 1, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, USA, is ordered to relieve Maj. Gen. Napoleon J. T. Dana, USA, in the command of the Dept. of Mississippi.

May 1, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Ojode Anaya, the New Mexico Territory. (May 1-9)

May 1, 1865 - The pursuit and the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, currently at Cokesburg, SC, and heading for the Florida coast. (May 1-10)

May 1, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives in Chicago, IL, where his body lies in state at the courthouse.
 

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May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Clinton, LA.
Clinton is a very neat and historic town. I visited it twice last year. The CW-era courthouse still stands as well as a number of antebellum homes. There was a Confederate hospital there during the war,thus there is a Confederate cemetery there now. 2 local SCV camps commemorate Confederate Memorial Day there every year on 4/26. During the war a short line railroad ran from Port Hudson to Clinton.
 

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Clinton is a very neat and historic town. I visited it twice last year. The CW-era courthouse still stands as well as a number of antebellum homes. There was a Confederate hospital there during the war,thus there is a Confederate cemetery there now. 2 local SCV camps commemorate Confederate Memorial Day there every year on 4/26. During the war a short line railroad ran from Port Hudson to Clinton.
May 1st,1819 William Steele is born..Brig.Gen. C..S.A
1852-Calamity Jane is born ,girlftriend of Union soldier Wild Bill Hickcock.
 

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

May 1, 1845 - "Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass" is published.

May 1, 1861 - Joseph Eggleston Johnston, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 1, 1861 - Fort Washita, the Indian Territory, and near Texas, is occupied by the Texas militia.

May 1, 1861 - Funeral services are held in Boston, MA, for the Union soldiers killed in the Baltimore, MD, riots.

May 1. 1861 - Volunteer forces to support the Union are called out in the Nebraska Territory, by Governor Samuel W. Black.

May 1, 1861 - Robert E. Lee orders Stonewall Jackson to remove the weapons and equipment from the arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia

May 1, 1862 - William Tecumseh Sherman, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.
Samuel Powhatan Carter, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 1, 1862 - Federal operations in vicinity of Athens, Mooresville, Limestone Bridge, and Elk River, AL, with Maj. Gen. Ormsby M. Mitchel, USA. (May 1-2)

May 1, 1862 - New Orleans, LA, is occupied by the Union forces, under Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish near Pulaski, TN, with Col. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish at Rapidan Station, VA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish on Camp Creek, in the Stone River Valley, WV, and on the Lewisburg road, with Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, USA.

May 1, 1862 - Skirmish at Clark's Hollow, WV.

May 1, 1863 - May 4, 1863 - Battle of Chancellorsville
General "Fighting Joe" Hooker's Army of the Potomac is defeated by Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia as it crosses the Rappahannock on the way to Richmond.

May 1, 1863 - "Stainless Banner" becomes the second Confederate Flag.

May 1, 1863 - May 2, 1863 - Battle of Chalk Bluff, Arkansas.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmishing increased in eastern Alabama as Col. Abel Streight moved towards Rome, GA

May 1, 1863 - In a rally intended to be a reaction to Burnside's General Order 38, Clement Vallandigham criticizes Abraham Lincoln for not ending the Civil War, which he characterized as "wicked and cruel."

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish near La Grange, AR.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmishes near Greensburg and at Williams' Bridge, LA, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's, USA, Cavalry raid.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Walls Post-Office, on the Amite River and north of Baton Rouge, LA, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish near Washington, LA.

May 1, 1863 - The Battle of Port Gibson, or Thompson's Hill, MS, with Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen, CSA, being defeated by Maj. Gen. John McClernand, USA. Total casualties approximate 1,700.

May 1, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Edward Dorr Tracy, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Port Gibson, MS, dying instantly from a chest wound.

May 1, 1863 - Skirmish at Chalk Bluff on the St. Francis River, MO, with Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, CSA.

May 1, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesboro to Lizard, TN.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Lee's Creek, AR.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Pine Bluff, AR.

May 1, 1864 - Affair with Indians at Booth's Run, CA, after which 15 bucks and 25 squaws and children burn their bows and arrows, and come into the Federal camp to surrender.

May 1, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of the South, FL, replacing Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, USA.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Stone Church, GA, near Chattanooga, TN.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Ashton, LA.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Ashwood Landing, LA.

May 1, 1864 - Affair at Berwick, LA, with an attack by Confederate cavalry.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmish at Clinton, LA.

May 1, 1864 - The US transport, Emma, is captured at David's Ferry, Red River, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

May 1, 1864 - Skirmishes at Governor Moore's Plantation, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign. (May 1-4)

May 1, 1864 - Lieut. Col. John Mosby's Cavalry and Military Operations in Virginia, begins with the capture of 8 of Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel's, USA, wagon train near Bunker Hill, Shenandoah Valley, VA. Mosby then proceeds to Martinsburg, capturing Federal men and horses. His men had a skirmish near Winchester, losing several men. Mosby's men also attacked a heavily guarded wagon train near Strasburg, capturing about 30 men and horses.

May 1, 1864 - Federal troops return to Alexandria. Heavy skirmishing will continue for days.

May 1, 1865 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
James Sanks Brisbin, USA
Thomas Odgen Osborn, USA
Joseph Haydn Potter, USA

May 1, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren, USA, is ordered to relieve Maj. Gen. Napoleon J. T. Dana, USA, in the command of the Dept. of Mississippi.

May 1, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Ojode Anaya, the New Mexico Territory. (May 1-9)

May 1, 1865 - The pursuit and the capture of Confederate President Jefferson Davis, currently at Cokesburg, SC, and heading for the Florida coast. (May 1-10)

May 1, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives in Chicago, IL, where his body lies in state at the courthouse.
On this day in 1881 Brig.Gen.,C.S.A. John S. Preston died.
 

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May 1, 1863 - In a rally intended to be a reaction to Burnside's General Order 38, Clement Vallandigham criticizes Abraham Lincoln for not ending the Civil War, which he characterized as "wicked and cruel."

Reflects on why Vicksburg was so important. Only July 4, 1863 the entire strategic situation in the west changed. In about two months Burnside was in Knoxville, cutting the direct route between Richmond and the west. In about the 3 months Steele was in Little Rock, Arkansas.
By the end of October the United States was applying overwhelming force at Chattanooga.
 
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