05/10, May 10th In Civil War History

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

May 10, 1837 - New York City banks suspend hard currency payments because of depleted reserves. The "Panic of 1837" that occurred today results in a 6-year depression.

May 10, 1861 - Nathaniel Lyons [US] takes control of St. Louis to end rioting, seizing Camp Jackson (Confederate militia) and 1200 1855 Springfield Rifles.

May 10, 1861 - The first blockade patrol of Charleston Harbor, SC, is begun with the USS Niagara.

May 10, 1861 - Col. Earn Van Dorn, CSA, reports to his Confederate Govt. of the capture of the last columns of US troops in Texas.

May 10, 1862 - Skirmish at Lamb's Ferry, AL.

May 10, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance on the Alabama Road toward Sharp's Mill, MS.

May 10, 1862 - Skirmish near Farmington, MS.

May 10, 1862 - Skirmish near Bloomfield, MO, with the Union capture of Confederate supplies.

May 10, 1862 - Naval engagement at Plum Point, near Fort Pillow, TN, with the Confederate sinking of the Union ironclads, USS Cincinnati, and the USS Mound City.

May 10, 1862 - Norfolk and Portsmouth, VA, are occupied by the Union forces under Maj. Gen. John E. Wool, USA, as President Abraham Lincoln is on hand to personally observe the undertaking.

May 10, 1862 - Skirmishes near Franklin, WV, as Brig. Gen. Robert C. Schenck, USA, sends a party to kill bushwhackers who beat one of his men to death. (May 10-12)

May 10, 1862 - Action at Giles Court-House, WV, with Brig. Gen. Henry Heth, CSA.

May 10, 1862 - Confederates destroy Naval Base at Pensacola, Florida.

May 10, 1863 - Stonewall Jackson dies at a field hospital near Guiney Station, VA,

May 10, 1863 - Action at Horseshoe Bottom, (or Bend), Cumberland River, KY.

May 10, 1863 -Skirmish at Phillips Fork, Red Bird Creek, KY.

May 10, 1863 - Skirmishes at Caledonia and Pin Hook, or Bayou Macon, LA.

May 10, 1863 - Union naval attack on Fort Beauregard, Ouachita River, LA, by 4 Union gunboats, with little damage.

May 10, 1864 - Thomas Moore Scott, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Francis Fessenden, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 10, 1864 - Battle of Spotsylvania - Brig. Gen. James Clay Rice, USA, is mortally wounded, having his thigh mangled by a Confederate minie ball, and failing to rally from the operation which amputated that leg, dies that evening in a Union field hospital. Brig. Gen. Thomas Greely Stevenson, USA, is mortally wounded at Spotsylvania, VA, being instantly killed by a Confederate sharpshooter while at the head of his command.

May 10, 1864 - Skirmish at Dardanelle, AR.

May 10, 1864 - Federal scout from Pilot Knob, MO, to Gainesville, AR, that runs into an abundance of bushwhackers, and destroys Rebel property everywhere. (May 10-25)

May 10, 1864 - Skirmish on Pine Island, Charleston Harbor, SC, and vicinity.

May 10, 1864 - Affair with Confederate guerrillas at Winchester, TN, as the Federals drive them off.

May 10, 1864 - Action at Chester Station, VA, with Maj. Gen Benjamin F. Butler, USA, and the Army of the James.

May 10, 1864 - The Union destruction of the Confederate torpedo station, on the James River, VA, by the Federal Army of the James.

May 10, 1864 - Engagement at Cove Mountain, or Grassy Lick, near Wytheville, WV, during the Federal operations on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

May 10, 1864 - Skirmish at Lost River Gap, WV, between Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Kelley, USA, and Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden, CSA.

May 10, 1864 - Skirmish at New River Bridge, WV, during the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad operations.

May 10, 1865 - Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones. CSA. surrenders his Confederate command at Tallahassee. FL.

May 10, 1865 - Federal irregulars mortally wound William Clarke Quantrill. the notorious guerrilla leader, near Taylorsville, Spencer County, KY.

May 10, 1865 - Federal scout from Fort Sumner, the New Mexico Territory, in the direction of Fort Bascom to Rioi de las Conchas and Chaperita, to the Pecos and back. (May 10-19)

May 10, 1865 - President Johnson declares armed resistance at an end

May 10, 1865 - The CSS Imogene becomes the last known ship to successfully run the naval blockade.

May 10, 1876 - Centennial exhibit opens with remarks by President Ulysses S. Grant in Philadelphia.
 
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So many significant events on my daughter's birthday, but these are the standouts for me:
May 10, 1863 - Stonewall Jackson dies at a field hospital near Guiney Station, VA,
May 10, 1865 - Federal irregulars mortally wound William Clarke Quantrill. the notorious guerrilla leader, near Taylorsville, Spencer County, KY.
May 10, 1865 - President Johnson declares armed resistance at an end
1865-Jefferson Davis is captured in S.W. Ga.,near Irwinville.
1838-John Wilkes Booth is born.
Thanks, Jim and Nitro.
 

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