05/09, May 9th In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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May 9, 1786 - Under chairman James Madison, the Committee of Territories puts forth a plan to govern the Northwest Territories. Most of the plan, including a ban on slavery, is later incorporated into the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

May 9, 1837 - Banks in New York City see a tremendous outflow (some estimates range as high as $700,000) of hard currency (gold and silver) as a result of the Specie Circular.

May 9, 1846 - Zachary Taylor wins the battle of Resaca de la Palma.

May 9, 1861 - The detachment of US troops under the command of Bvt. Lieut. Col. Isaac V.D. Reeve, USA, surrender at San Lucas Spring, TX, to the command under Col. Earn Van Dorn, CSA.

May 9, 1861 - The exchange of shots between the US steamer, USS Yankee, and the Confederate shore batteries at Gloucester Point, across from Yorktown, VA, on the York River.

May 9, 1862 - George William Tyler, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 9, 1862 - The Evacuation of Pensacola, FL, by the Confederates, and its occupation by the Union forces, under Brig. Gen. Lewis G. Arnold, USA.

May 9, 1862 - Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, orders the emancipation of all slaves in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and also authorizes the arming of all able-bodied negroes in those states, without the approval of President Abraham Lincoln.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish near Corinth, MS, with Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA, advancing against Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, CSA.

May 9, 1862 - Engagement at Farmington, MS.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish on the Elk River, near Bethel, TN.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish near McDowell, WV, as Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, CSA, pursues the retreating Federals toward Franklin, WV.

May 9, 1862 - Norfolk, VA, is evacuated by the Confederate forces, as the Confederates cede an important naval base to the Federals.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish at Slatersville, or New Kent Court-House, VA.

May 9, 1863 - John Wilkins Whitfield, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Shelter Cove, CA, with Indians, and the capture and transfer of some squaws and children to the Mendocino Reservation.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Alcorn's Distillery, near Monticello, KY.

May 9, 1863 - Federal operations on the Amite River and Jackson Railroad, and skirmishes at Ponchatoula, Independence Station, and Tickfaw Bridge, LA, under Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, USA, whose men capture lumber, cotton, etc, as well as Confederate soldiers, deserters, and furloughed men, etc. (May 9-18)

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Bayou Tensas, near Lake Providence, LA.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish near Big Sandy Creek, MS.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmishes at and near Utica, MS, with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA. (May 9-10)

May 9, 1863 - Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, is ordered to Mississippi, to assume the command of the Confederate forces there.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish in Stone County, MO, with bushwhackers.

May 9, 1863 - Affair near Caney Fork, TN, with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate Cavalry.

May 9, 1863 - The destruction of the Federal oil-works at Oiltown, WV, by Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones, CSA.

May 9, 1864 - Coming out of Snake Creek Gap, General James McPherson runs into a Rebel force at Resaca that was stronger than expected. He returns to the gap rather than attack.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, USA, is mortally wounded at Spotsylvania, VA, foolishly exposing himself to a Confederate sniper, and right after bragging the sharpshooter couldn't hit an elephant, was instantly killed by a minie bullet to his left cheek.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, CSA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

May 9, 1864 - The Gila (Arizona Territory) Expedition, against Indians, as the Yankees leave Fort Bowie to Tuscon, AZ, then forward burning Indian farms and property of the Indians. The expedition ends with 51 dead Indians, 17 wounded and 16 women and children as prisoners. (May 9-Jun 6)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Eudora Church, AR.

May 9, 1864 - Federal scout from the American Ranch to Cedar Bluffs, the Colorado Territory, where the Yankees run into peaceful Sioux Indians. (May 9-10)

May 9, 1864 - The US transport, Harriet A. Weed, is destroyed in the Saint John's River, FL, by a torpedo, near the mouth of Cedar Creek and 12 miles below Jacksonville.

May 9, 1864 - Demonstrations against Dalton, with combats near Varnell's Station ( May 9 & 12) and at Dalton (May 13), GA. (May 9-13)

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey, CSA, resumes the command of the Indian Territory.

May 9, 1864 - Federal expedition from Louisa, KY, to, and skirmish at, Rock-House Creek, WV. (May 9-13)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish near Pound Gap, KY, as the Federals beat up on some Rebels, and 125 veterans of the 14th KY Volunteers request furloughs.

May 9, 1864 - The Federal ironclad gunboat, the Lexington, successfully passes through a man made dam above Lexington, LA.

May 9, 1864 - Federal expedition from Fort Crittenden, the Utah Territory, to Fort Mojave, the Arizona Territory, to determine whether a route from the Colorado River to Salt Lake City can be made superior to the present route from Carson City to Salt Lake. (May 9-Jun 22)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Brandon (or Brander's) Bridge, VA, with the Federal Army of the James.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Cloyd's Mountain, or Cloyd's Farm, VA, with Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA, Cavalry, moving on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, near Dublin, VA, Pulaski County, having his arm removed by Federal surgeons after being captured.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Fort Clifton, VA, as Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, decides to withdraw back to City Point, VA.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's, USA operations of the Army of the James south of the James River, VA.

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church,VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F.Butler, USA.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan's, USA, Cavalry expedition from Todd's Tavern to the James River, including combats at:
Davenport (May 9)
Beaver Dam Station, North Anna and at the Davenport Ford, (May 9 & 10)
Ground Squirrel Bridge, or Church (May 11)
Glen Allen Station (May 11)
Ashland (May 11)
Yellow Tavern (May 11)
Meadow Bridge (May 12)
Mechanicsville (May 12)
Strawberry Hill (May 12)
Brook Church or Richmond Fortifications (May 12)
Jones Bridge, Mattapony Church, HaxalFs, White House Landing, Hanover Court-House.
(May 9-24)

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, assumes the command of the 6th US Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac, VA, as Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, USA, is killed by a Confederate sharpshooter.

May 9, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina, are reunited on the Oconee River, near Dublin, GA.

May 9, 1865 - Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. CSA. officially disbands his Cavalry command.
 

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

May 9, 1786 - Under chairman James Madison, the Committee of Territories puts forth a plan to govern the Northwest Territories. Most of the plan, including a ban on slavery, is later incorporated into the Northwest Ordinance of 1787.

May 9, 1837 - Banks in New York City see a tremendous outflow (some estimates range as high as $700,000) of hard currency (gold and silver) as a result of the Specie Circular.

May 9, 1846 - Zachary Taylor wins the battle of Resaca de la Palma.

May 9, 1861 - The detachment of US troops under the command of Bvt. Lieut. Col. Isaac V.D. Reeve, USA, surrender at San Lucas Spring, TX, to the command under Col. Earn Van Dorn, CSA.

May 9, 1861 - The exchange of shots between the US steamer, USS Yankee, and the Confederate shore batteries at Gloucester Point, across from Yorktown, VA, on the York River.

May 9, 1862 - George William Tyler, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 9, 1862 - The Evacuation of Pensacola, FL, by the Confederates, and its occupation by the Union forces, under Brig. Gen. Lewis G. Arnold, USA.

May 9, 1862 - Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, orders the emancipation of all slaves in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and also authorizes the arming of all able-bodied negroes in those states, without the approval of President Abraham Lincoln.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish near Corinth, MS, with Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA, advancing against Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, CSA.

May 9, 1862 - Engagement at Farmington, MS.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish on the Elk River, near Bethel, TN.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish near McDowell, WV, as Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, CSA, pursues the retreating Federals toward Franklin, WV.

May 9, 1862 - Norfolk, VA, is evacuated by the Confederate forces, as the Confederates cede an important naval base to the Federals.

May 9, 1862 - Skirmish at Slatersville, or New Kent Court-House, VA.

May 9, 1863 - John Wilkins Whitfield, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Shelter Cove, CA, with Indians, and the capture and transfer of some squaws and children to the Mendocino Reservation.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Alcorn's Distillery, near Monticello, KY.

May 9, 1863 - Federal operations on the Amite River and Jackson Railroad, and skirmishes at Ponchatoula, Independence Station, and Tickfaw Bridge, LA, under Brig. Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, USA, whose men capture lumber, cotton, etc, as well as Confederate soldiers, deserters, and furloughed men, etc. (May 9-18)

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish at Bayou Tensas, near Lake Providence, LA.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish near Big Sandy Creek, MS.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmishes at and near Utica, MS, with Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA. (May 9-10)

May 9, 1863 - Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, is ordered to Mississippi, to assume the command of the Confederate forces there.

May 9, 1863 - Skirmish in Stone County, MO, with bushwhackers.

May 9, 1863 - Affair near Caney Fork, TN, with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's Confederate Cavalry.

May 9, 1863 - The destruction of the Federal oil-works at Oiltown, WV, by Brig. Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones, CSA.

May 9, 1864 - Coming out of Snake Creek Gap, General James McPherson runs into a Rebel force at Resaca that was stronger than expected. He returns to the gap rather than attack.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, USA, is mortally wounded at Spotsylvania, VA, foolishly exposing himself to a Confederate sniper, and right after bragging the sharpshooter couldn't hit an elephant, was instantly killed by a minie bullet to his left cheek.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Lee, CSA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

May 9, 1864 - The Gila (Arizona Territory) Expedition, against Indians, as the Yankees leave Fort Bowie to Tuscon, AZ, then forward burning Indian farms and property of the Indians. The expedition ends with 51 dead Indians, 17 wounded and 16 women and children as prisoners. (May 9-Jun 6)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Eudora Church, AR.

May 9, 1864 - Federal scout from the American Ranch to Cedar Bluffs, the Colorado Territory, where the Yankees run into peaceful Sioux Indians. (May 9-10)

May 9, 1864 - The US transport, Harriet A. Weed, is destroyed in the Saint John's River, FL, by a torpedo, near the mouth of Cedar Creek and 12 miles below Jacksonville.

May 9, 1864 - Demonstrations against Dalton, with combats near Varnell's Station ( May 9 & 12) and at Dalton (May 13), GA. (May 9-13)

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey, CSA, resumes the command of the Indian Territory.

May 9, 1864 - Federal expedition from Louisa, KY, to, and skirmish at, Rock-House Creek, WV. (May 9-13)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish near Pound Gap, KY, as the Federals beat up on some Rebels, and 125 veterans of the 14th KY Volunteers request furloughs.

May 9, 1864 - The Federal ironclad gunboat, the Lexington, successfully passes through a man made dam above Lexington, LA.

May 9, 1864 - Federal expedition from Fort Crittenden, the Utah Territory, to Fort Mojave, the Arizona Territory, to determine whether a route from the Colorado River to Salt Lake City can be made superior to the present route from Carson City to Salt Lake. (May 9-Jun 22)

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Brandon (or Brander's) Bridge, VA, with the Federal Army of the James.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Cloyd's Mountain, or Cloyd's Farm, VA, with Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA, Cavalry, moving on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, near Dublin, VA, Pulaski County, having his arm removed by Federal surgeons after being captured.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Fort Clifton, VA, as Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, decides to withdraw back to City Point, VA.

May 9, 1864 - Engagement at Swift Creek, or Arrowfield Church, VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's, USA operations of the Army of the James south of the James River, VA.

May 9, 1864 - Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church,VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F.Butler, USA.

May 9, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan's, USA, Cavalry expedition from Todd's Tavern to the James River, including combats at:
Davenport (May 9)
Beaver Dam Station, North Anna and at the Davenport Ford, (May 9 & 10)
Ground Squirrel Bridge, or Church (May 11)
Glen Allen Station (May 11)
Ashland (May 11)
Yellow Tavern (May 11)
Meadow Bridge (May 12)
Mechanicsville (May 12)
Strawberry Hill (May 12)
Brook Church or Richmond Fortifications (May 12)
Jones Bridge, Mattapony Church, HaxalFs, White House Landing, Hanover Court-House.
(May 9-24)

May 9, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, assumes the command of the 6th US Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac, VA, as Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, USA, is killed by a Confederate sharpshooter.

May 9, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis and his wife Varina, are reunited on the Oconee River, near Dublin, GA.

May 9, 1865 - Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest. CSA. officially disbands his Cavalry command.
1800-John Brown is born in Torrington,Conn.
1829-William Edmonson "Gumble"Jones BG,CSA.,is born
1843-Belle Boyd- CSA Spy and actress is born
1865-Gov.Brown,Ga. Is arrested in Governsor Mansion in Milledgeville,Ga..
1889-William S.Harney U.S.,BG. Died.
 
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