05/16, May 16th In Civil War History

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May 16, 1860 - May 18, 1860 - Republican Convention is held in Chicago, Illinois. William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase and Abraham Lincoln of Illinois are the leading contenders from a field of 12 candidates. Lincoln wins on the third ballot. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, an outspoken, long-time abolitionist is chosen for vice-president.

May 16, 1861 - Samuel Cooper. C.S.A. is appointed full Confederate General.

May 16, 1861 - Benjamin Franklin Butler, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. John Adams Dix, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. William Starke Rosecrans, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 16, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln empowers Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Cadwalader, USA, to arrest any persons under certain circumstances, MD.

May 16, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln orders US Navy Commander, John Rodgers, to take charge of the naval operations in the rivers in the West, most importantly the Mississippi River.

May 16, 1861 - Capt. Nelson Cole, 5th MO Infantry, enters Potosi and arrests a number of anti-Union citizens.

May 16, 1861 - Tennessee is officially admitted to the Confederacy with manipulation by Governor Isham Harris.

May 16,1862 - Brig. Gen. Joseph Lewis Hogg, CSA, dies from dysentery, near Shiloh, TN, shortly after joining Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard's, CSA, Confederate Army.

May 16, 1862 - John Ellis Wool, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 16, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, closes two New Orleans newspapers, the Bee, and the Delta, New Orleans, LA.

May 16, 1862 - Federal operations in Dunklin County, MO, and the capture of the Rebel steamer, Daniel E. Miller, at Hornersville, MO. (May 16-20)

May 16, 1863 - Battle of Champion Hill - Pemberton agrees to attack the federal line with Johnston. The focal point of the attack, Champion Hill, will change hands three times, but the Confederate forces fail to meet. Pemberton withdraws to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Tickfaw Bridge, LA.

May 16, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Champion's Hill, MS, while directing the fire of his artillery battery, having a shell fragment pass through his chest.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Carthage, MO.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Berry's Ferry, VA, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Piedmont Station, VA, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Charlestown, WV, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Elizabeth Court-House, WV.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Ravenswood, WV.

May 16, 1863 - Judge H. H. Leavitt denies a motion for habeas corpus in the Vallandigham case, Ohio.

May 16, 1864 - While the rains continue at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Grant makes minor adjustments in his force's positions.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish near Calhoun, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Floyd's Spring, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Action at Rome (or Parker's) Cross-Roads, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Action at Big Bushes, 3 miles from Smoky Hill, KS, where the Cheyenne Indians lose 3 chiefs including Black Kettle, and 25 warriors; the Yankees suffering 7 casualties.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Pond Creek, Pike County, KY.

May 16, 1864 - Engagement at Mansura (Belle Prairie, or Smith's Plantation), LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

May 16, 1864 - Affair with Indians at Spirit Lake, Minnesota, where in one occasion a Yankee was found dead with 2 bullets and one arrow.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish near Dry wood Creek, MO, 35 miles southeast of Fort Scott, with guerrillas.

May 16, 1864 - Federal expedition from Patterson to Bloomfield and Pilot Knob, MO, with among other incidents, the Yankees are attacked by bushwackers, but lose them in the swamp. (May 16-25)

May 16, 1864 - Federal expedition against the Apache Indians from Fort Craig, the New Mexico Territory, and to establish Fort Goodwin, the Arizona Territory, on the Gila River, near the confluence of the Rio de Sauz. (May 16-Aug 2)

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish on the Ashepoo River, SC.

May 16, 1854 - Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, CSA, successfully attacks Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, at Fort Darling, or Drewry's Bluff, VA, forcing Maj. Gens. William F. Smith and Quincy A. Gillmore, USA, to retreat to Bermuda Hundred, VA, where Butler is trapped with the James and Appomattox Rivers to the north and south and Gen. Beauregard, CSA, to the east. Total casualties approximate 6,700.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction, VA, part of the Army of the James' operations south of the James River.

May 16, 1868 - The Senate votes 35 guilty, 19 not guilty in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. It is one vote shy of the necessary 2/3 majority.
 

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

May 16, 1860 - May 18, 1860 - Republican Convention is held in Chicago, Illinois. William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase and Abraham Lincoln of Illinois are the leading contenders from a field of 12 candidates. Lincoln wins on the third ballot. Hannibal Hamlin of Maine, an outspoken, long-time abolitionist is chosen for vice-president.

May 16, 1861 - Samuel Cooper. C.S.A. is appointed full Confederate General.

May 16, 1861 - Benjamin Franklin Butler, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. John Adams Dix, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. William Starke Rosecrans, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 16, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln empowers Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Cadwalader, USA, to arrest any persons under certain circumstances, MD.

May 16, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln orders US Navy Commander, John Rodgers, to take charge of the naval operations in the rivers in the West, most importantly the Mississippi River.

May 16, 1861 - Capt. Nelson Cole, 5th MO Infantry, enters Potosi and arrests a number of anti-Union citizens.

May 16, 1861 - Tennessee is officially admitted to the Confederacy with manipulation by Governor Isham Harris.

May 16,1862 - Brig. Gen. Joseph Lewis Hogg, CSA, dies from dysentery, near Shiloh, TN, shortly after joining Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard's, CSA, Confederate Army.

May 16, 1862 - John Ellis Wool, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 16, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, closes two New Orleans newspapers, the Bee, and the Delta, New Orleans, LA.

May 16, 1862 - Federal operations in Dunklin County, MO, and the capture of the Rebel steamer, Daniel E. Miller, at Hornersville, MO. (May 16-20)

May 16, 1863 - Battle of Champion Hill - Pemberton agrees to attack the federal line with Johnston. The focal point of the attack, Champion Hill, will change hands three times, but the Confederate forces fail to meet. Pemberton withdraws to Vicksburg, Mississippi.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Tickfaw Bridge, LA.

May 16, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Champion's Hill, MS, while directing the fire of his artillery battery, having a shell fragment pass through his chest.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Carthage, MO.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Berry's Ferry, VA, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Piedmont Station, VA, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Charlestown, WV, with Maj. Gen. John Milroy, USA.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Elizabeth Court-House, WV.

May 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Ravenswood, WV.

May 16, 1863 - Judge H. H. Leavitt denies a motion for habeas corpus in the Vallandigham case, Ohio.

May 16, 1864 - While the rains continue at the Battle of Spotsylvania, Grant makes minor adjustments in his force's positions.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish near Calhoun, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Floyd's Spring, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Action at Rome (or Parker's) Cross-Roads, GA.

May 16, 1864 - Action at Big Bushes, 3 miles from Smoky Hill, KS, where the Cheyenne Indians lose 3 chiefs including Black Kettle, and 25 warriors; the Yankees suffering 7 casualties.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Pond Creek, Pike County, KY.

May 16, 1864 - Engagement at Mansura (Belle Prairie, or Smith's Plantation), LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

May 16, 1864 - Affair with Indians at Spirit Lake, Minnesota, where in one occasion a Yankee was found dead with 2 bullets and one arrow.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish near Dry wood Creek, MO, 35 miles southeast of Fort Scott, with guerrillas.

May 16, 1864 - Federal expedition from Patterson to Bloomfield and Pilot Knob, MO, with among other incidents, the Yankees are attacked by bushwackers, but lose them in the swamp. (May 16-25)

May 16, 1864 - Federal expedition against the Apache Indians from Fort Craig, the New Mexico Territory, and to establish Fort Goodwin, the Arizona Territory, on the Gila River, near the confluence of the Rio de Sauz. (May 16-Aug 2)

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish on the Ashepoo River, SC.

May 16, 1854 - Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, CSA, successfully attacks Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, at Fort Darling, or Drewry's Bluff, VA, forcing Maj. Gens. William F. Smith and Quincy A. Gillmore, USA, to retreat to Bermuda Hundred, VA, where Butler is trapped with the James and Appomattox Rivers to the north and south and Gen. Beauregard, CSA, to the east. Total casualties approximate 6,700.

May 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Port Walthall Junction, VA, part of the Army of the James' operations south of the James River.

May 16, 1868 - The Senate votes 35 guilty, 19 not guilty in the impeachment of Andrew Johnson. It is one vote shy of the necessary 2/3 majority.
1801-William Seward is born in Florida,
Governor of New York from 1839-1842
Secretary of State from 1861-1869
1806-George C.Cadwalder is born in Philladelfia ,Major General,USA...
1824-Edmund Kirby Smith,General,CSA, IS BORN IN FLORIDA.
 

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May 16, 1863 - Battle of Champion Hill - Pemberton agrees to attack the federal line with Johnston. The focal point of the attack, Champion Hill, will change hands three times, but the Confederate forces fail to meet. Pemberton withdraws to Vicksburg, Mississippi. Some of the principle commanders at Champion Hill - Carter Stevenson, Pemberton, S. D. Lee, James McPherson and John McLernand.
 
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