05/19, May 19th In Civil War History

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

May 19, 1828 - Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1828, known in the South as the Tariff of Abominations. It specifically targets textiles. Charles Sumner begins his "Crime against Kansas" speech, which concludes tomorrow.

May 19, 1861 - The Union blockade continues its attack on the Confederate shore batteries at Sewell's Point, near Hampton Roads, VA.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Searcy Landing, AR.

May 19, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln modifies Maj. Gen. David Hunter's proclamation freeing slaves in his military Dept. of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish near Farmington, MS.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Clinton, NC.

May 19, 1862 - Federal expedition down the Mississippi to Fort Pillow, TN, by Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby, USA. (May 19-23)

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at City Point, James River, VA, with Capt. William H. Willis, CSA, 4th GA Infantry, attacking a Union landing party.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Gains' Mill, VA.

May 19, 1863 - John Wesley Frazer, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 19, 1863 - The Siege of Vicksburg, MS, as Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, surrounds Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, CSA and the city, itself. (May 19-Jul 4)

May 19, 1863 - Skirmish near Richfield, Clay County, MO, in an ambush setup by bushwhackers.

May 19, 1863 - Federal scouts from La Grange, TN, and skirmish with Confederate cavalry 10 miles south of La Grange.

May 19, 1863 - Federal expedition, with the US gunboat, Winnisimmet, from Gloucester Point, into Matthews County, VA, with the Union requisitioning grain and cattle, etc, from the area. (May 19-22)

May 19, 1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant [US] makes contact with Rear Admiral David Porter, sailing north from New Orleans with supplies.

May 19, 1863 - William Tecumseh Sherman [US] launches a full scale frontal assault against Rebel lines in Vicksburg. He is repulsed with heavy losses, especially near the Stockade Redan.

May 19, 1864 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
Clement Anselm Evans, CSA
Martin Witherspoon Gary, CSA
Bryan Grimes, CSA
William Terry, CSA

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Fayetteville, AR, with Brig. Gen. Joseph O. Shelby, CSA.

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish near Norristown, AR, with Brig. Gen. Joseph O. Shelby, CSA.

May 19, 1864 - Operations on the Saint John's River, FL, including affairs at Welaka and Saunders (May 19), and the capture of the US steamer, Columbine. (May 23). (May 19-27)

May 19, 1864 - The Union forces cross the Atchafalaya, LA, near Simsport, LA, ending the failed Red River Campaign under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, USA.

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Dandridge, TN.

May 19, 1864 - The Union forces of Brig. Gen. William W. Averell and George Crook, USA, reach Meadow Bluff, WV, concluding their operations against the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

May 19, 1864 - Congress passes legislation creating the Official Records.

May 19, 1865 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
James William Forsyth, USA
Joseph Eldridge Hamblin, USA
Richard Henry Jackson, USA
William Wells, USA

May 19, 1865 - The Confederate Commerce Raider, CSS Stonewall, surrenders to the Union officials at Havanna, Cuba.

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Sweetwater Bridge to Whisky Gap of the Medicine Bow
Mountains, the Dakota Territory. (May 19-20)

May 19, 1865 - Maj. Gen. William B. Hazen, USA, is assigned to the command of the 15th US Army Corps, FL.

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout from Kingsville, MO. (May 19-22)

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Fort Kearny to the Little River, the Nebraska Territory. (May 19-Jun 2)

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Fort Kearny, the Nebraska Territory. (May 19-26)

May 19, 1865 - Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, USA, is assigned to the command of the Army of the Tennessee.
 

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

May 19, 1828 - Congress passes the Tariff Act of 1828, known in the South as the Tariff of Abominations. It specifically targets textiles. Charles Sumner begins his "Crime against Kansas" speech, which concludes tomorrow.

May 19, 1861 - The Union blockade continues its attack on the Confederate shore batteries at Sewell's Point, near Hampton Roads, VA.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Searcy Landing, AR.

May 19, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln modifies Maj. Gen. David Hunter's proclamation freeing slaves in his military Dept. of Georgia, South Carolina and Florida.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish near Farmington, MS.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Clinton, NC.

May 19, 1862 - Federal expedition down the Mississippi to Fort Pillow, TN, by Brig. Gen. Isaac F. Quinby, USA. (May 19-23)

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at City Point, James River, VA, with Capt. William H. Willis, CSA, 4th GA Infantry, attacking a Union landing party.

May 19, 1862 - Skirmish at Gains' Mill, VA.

May 19, 1863 - John Wesley Frazer, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 19, 1863 - The Siege of Vicksburg, MS, as Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, surrounds Lieut. Gen. John C. Pemberton, CSA and the city, itself. (May 19-Jul 4)

May 19, 1863 - Skirmish near Richfield, Clay County, MO, in an ambush setup by bushwhackers.

May 19, 1863 - Federal scouts from La Grange, TN, and skirmish with Confederate cavalry 10 miles south of La Grange.

May 19, 1863 - Federal expedition, with the US gunboat, Winnisimmet, from Gloucester Point, into Matthews County, VA, with the Union requisitioning grain and cattle, etc, from the area. (May 19-22)

May 19, 1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant [US] makes contact with Rear Admiral David Porter, sailing north from New Orleans with supplies.

May 19, 1863 - William Tecumseh Sherman [US] launches a full scale frontal assault against Rebel lines in Vicksburg. He is repulsed with heavy losses, especially near the Stockade Redan.

May 19, 1864 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
Clement Anselm Evans, CSA
Martin Witherspoon Gary, CSA
Bryan Grimes, CSA
William Terry, CSA

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Fayetteville, AR, with Brig. Gen. Joseph O. Shelby, CSA.

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish near Norristown, AR, with Brig. Gen. Joseph O. Shelby, CSA.

May 19, 1864 - Operations on the Saint John's River, FL, including affairs at Welaka and Saunders (May 19), and the capture of the US steamer, Columbine. (May 23). (May 19-27)

May 19, 1864 - The Union forces cross the Atchafalaya, LA, near Simsport, LA, ending the failed Red River Campaign under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, USA.

May 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Dandridge, TN.

May 19, 1864 - The Union forces of Brig. Gen. William W. Averell and George Crook, USA, reach Meadow Bluff, WV, concluding their operations against the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad.

May 19, 1864 - Congress passes legislation creating the Official Records.

May 19, 1865 - The following are appointed Union Brigadier Generals:
James William Forsyth, USA
Joseph Eldridge Hamblin, USA
Richard Henry Jackson, USA
William Wells, USA

May 19, 1865 - The Confederate Commerce Raider, CSS Stonewall, surrenders to the Union officials at Havanna, Cuba.

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Sweetwater Bridge to Whisky Gap of the Medicine Bow
Mountains, the Dakota Territory. (May 19-20)

May 19, 1865 - Maj. Gen. William B. Hazen, USA, is assigned to the command of the 15th US Army Corps, FL.

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout from Kingsville, MO. (May 19-22)

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Fort Kearny to the Little River, the Nebraska Territory. (May 19-Jun 2)

May 19, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Fort Kearny, the Nebraska Territory. (May 19-26)

May 19, 1865 - Maj. Gen. John A. Logan, USA, is assigned to the command of the Army of the Tennessee.
1808-Samuel Gholson Brig.Gen.,CSA is born
1812-Felix Zollicoffer Brig.Gen.,CSA. is born
1815-John Gross Barnard Bvt.M.G.,USA is born in Sheffield,Mass.
1828-Adin Ballow Underwood,Bvt. M.G.,USA is born in Worseter,Mass.
1864-Nathaniel Hawthorne died.
1936-Gone With the Wind is published.
 

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May 19, 1865 - The Confederate Commerce Raider, CSS Stonewall, surrenders to the Union officials at Havanna, Cuba.

Her brief Japanese Navel story... https://gettysburgcompiler.org/2017...-sun-the-japanese-navys-confederate-ironclad/

A Union frigate, Niagara, and sloop, Sacramento, tried to blockade the Stonewall while in Corunna, Spain. Despite their superior fire-power, the Union ships backed-out of an engagement with the Stonewall due to the Confederate ironclad’s armor and the threat it posed to the Union ships’ wooden-hulls. The CSS Stonewall reached Havana, Cuba in May 1865 just after the American Civil War ended. The commander of the Stonewall, Thomas Page, sold the ironclad to Spanish authorities in order to pay off his crew and the ship was eventually handed over to the United States government.

In 1867, a Japanese purchasing mission sent by the Japanese shogun was given a tour of the Washington Navy Yard in the U.S. capital. Their tour guide brought the group’s attention to the Stonewall, resulting in the Japanese purchasing the ironclad. However, the U.S. government claimed neutrality in the war between the shogun and emperor and initially refused to release the ship to the shogunate. Eventually, the ironclad was released in 1869, but to the emperor’s imperial forces instead of the shogunate. CSS Stonewall was renamed Kōtetsu (meaning “iron-covered ship) and became a “formidable weapon” in the Meiji Emperor’s efforts to destroy the Tokugawa Shogun, specifically in the Battle of Hakodate. The Kōtetsu led a group of Imperial ships against shogunate forces at Hakodate and “swept away a rebel fleet and leveled the shore defenses with their guns.” The Boshin War ended in 1869 and periods of tension between Japan and China in the 1870s followed. According to a claim made by a British spy, Chinese sailors would desert rather than face the Kōtetsu.

CSS Stonewall made an even larger impact in Japan than it ever would have in the United States. The Stonewall was the first ironclad of the Imperial Japanese Navy, but there is great irony in this fact. The United States helped to advance the very navy that would cause great damage to the U.S. Navy over seventy years later during World War II. However, all irony aside, the impact of the American Civil War extended beyond United States territory—further than anyone could imagine.
 
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