05/20, May 20th In Civil War History

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

May 20, 1785 - The U. S. Congress approves a plan for the sale of land in the Northwest Territories to settlers.

May 20, 1835 - May 22, 1835 - Democrats hold their Presidential nominating convention in Baltimore more than a year before the election.

May 20, 1861 - Kentucky declares its neutrality in the War Between The States.

May 20, 1861 - Delegates to the North Carolina Secession Convention vote to withdraw from the Union.

May 20, 1861 - William Wing Loring, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1861 - The Capital of the Confederacy is to be moved to the City of Richmond, VA, by the vote of the Confederate Provisional Congress, Montgomery, AL.

May 20, 1862 - Tucson, the Arizona Territory, is occupied by Union forces.

May 20, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln, signs the Homestead Act, which opens up the Western Frontier, giving up to 160 acres to those willing to develop the land for a five year period, for a small fee.

May 20, 1862 - Affair on Crooked River, FL, where a Confederate ambush kills or captures most of Union landing party.

May 20, 1862 - Federal Gunboat bombardment of Cole's Island, SC.

May 20, 1862 - Skirmish on Elk River, TN.

May 20, 1862 - Operations about Bottom's Bridge, Chickahominy River, VA, under Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes, USA, commanding the 4th US Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1862 - Federal raid on the Virginia Central Railroad at Jackson's River Depot, 10 miles from Covington, VA, to destroy bridges.

May 20. 1863 - Thomas Green, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - David Bell Birney, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - Adelbert Ames, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish near Fort Gibson, the Indian Territory.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish 1.5 miles from Cheneyville, LA, with Confederate Cavalry.

May 20, 1863 - Federal expedition to Yazoo City, MS, and skirmish (May 23) at Liverpool Landing. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1863 - Two blockade runners arrive safely at Charleston, SC, from Nassau, Bahamas, with two others are captured.

May 20, 1863 - Federal demonstration on Kinston and skirmishes (May 22) at Gum Swamp and (May 23) at Batchelder's Creek, NC, as Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, USA, attempts to put pressure on the Confederate army which is being depleted by men being deployed to other areas of the Confederacy. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1863 - Federal scout from Clarksville, TN. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish at Collierville, TN, with the Confederate Cavalry attack on the Union picket post #'s 4 and 5, with 1 killed and 9 missing.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish at Salem, TN, with the 2nd Iowa Cavalry.

May 20, 1863 - Federal operations, including the transports, Manhattan and Tallaca, in the Northern Neck (King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties) and in Middlesex County, VA, with destruction of over 50 Rebel ships and an estimated $1,000,000 of Confederate supplies, etc. (May 20-26)

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Stony Point, AR.

Skirmish at Etowah River, near Cartersville, GA, as Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, is closely pursued by Maj. Gen. John Schofield, USA. Johnston to retreats with Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish near Mayfield, KY.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish near Lamar, MO, where Brig. Gen. John B. Sanborn, USA, commanding the District of Southwest Missouri, reports a Confederate attack on his troops at Lamar; the Rebs are repelled.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Greenville, MS.

May 20, 1864 - Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, moves his troops to front the Army of the Potomac as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, orders Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, USA, to cross the Mattaponi River, sliding to the south along Lee's lines towards Richmond, VA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Greenbrier River, WV.

May 20, 1864 - President Lincoln signs the legislation creating the Official Records.

May 20, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Camp Plumb, the Dakota Territory, to the Red Buttes, on Deer Creek, then east to Box Elder Canon, then north to the North Platte River when the Yankees observe a party of 100 Indians across the river; the river being too high to ford, all they can do is watch them. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1865 - Skirmishes with Indians on Deer Creek, the Dakota Territory, as the Yankees repel an Indian attack of about 50, killing and wounding a few.

May 20, 1865 - Federal operations against Indians about Three Crossings Station, the Dakota Territory, as the Yankees pursue the Indians who attacked the station, tore down telegraph lines and stole one horse; they cross the Sweetwater River, and head toward their families at Wind River. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1865 - Former Confederate Secretary of War, Stephen R. Mallory, is captured at LaGrange, GA, and transferred to Fort Lafayette, New York.

May 20, 1865 - Affair near Pawnee Rock, KS, as Indians attacked 2 men coming from Fort Larned, killing one while the other escaped.

May 20, 1865 - Skirmish on the Blackwater, near Longwood, MO, with roving Confederate bushwhackers.

May 20, 1868 - May 21, 1868 - The Republican Convention nominates Ulysses S. Grant for President of the United States and Schuyler Colfax as Vice-president
 

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

May 20, 1785 - The U. S. Congress approves a plan for the sale of land in the Northwest Territories to settlers.

May 20, 1835 - May 22, 1835 - Democrats hold their Presidential nominating convention in Baltimore more than a year before the election.

May 20, 1861 - Kentucky declares its neutrality in the War Between The States.

May 20, 1861 - Delegates to the North Carolina Secession Convention vote to withdraw from the Union.

May 20, 1861 - William Wing Loring, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1861 - The Capital of the Confederacy is to be moved to the City of Richmond, VA, by the vote of the Confederate Provisional Congress, Montgomery, AL.

May 20, 1862 - Tucson, the Arizona Territory, is occupied by Union forces.

May 20, 1862 - President Abraham Lincoln, signs the Homestead Act, which opens up the Western Frontier, giving up to 160 acres to those willing to develop the land for a five year period, for a small fee.

May 20, 1862 - Affair on Crooked River, FL, where a Confederate ambush kills or captures most of Union landing party.

May 20, 1862 - Federal Gunboat bombardment of Cole's Island, SC.

May 20, 1862 - Skirmish on Elk River, TN.

May 20, 1862 - Operations about Bottom's Bridge, Chickahominy River, VA, under Brig. Gen. Erasmus D. Keyes, USA, commanding the 4th US Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1862 - Federal raid on the Virginia Central Railroad at Jackson's River Depot, 10 miles from Covington, VA, to destroy bridges.

May 20. 1863 - Thomas Green, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - David Bell Birney, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - Adelbert Ames, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish near Fort Gibson, the Indian Territory.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish 1.5 miles from Cheneyville, LA, with Confederate Cavalry.

May 20, 1863 - Federal expedition to Yazoo City, MS, and skirmish (May 23) at Liverpool Landing. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1863 - Two blockade runners arrive safely at Charleston, SC, from Nassau, Bahamas, with two others are captured.

May 20, 1863 - Federal demonstration on Kinston and skirmishes (May 22) at Gum Swamp and (May 23) at Batchelder's Creek, NC, as Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, USA, attempts to put pressure on the Confederate army which is being depleted by men being deployed to other areas of the Confederacy. (May 20-23)

May 20, 1863 - Federal scout from Clarksville, TN. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish at Collierville, TN, with the Confederate Cavalry attack on the Union picket post #'s 4 and 5, with 1 killed and 9 missing.

May 20, 1863 - Skirmish at Salem, TN, with the 2nd Iowa Cavalry.

May 20, 1863 - Federal operations, including the transports, Manhattan and Tallaca, in the Northern Neck (King George, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, and Westmoreland Counties) and in Middlesex County, VA, with destruction of over 50 Rebel ships and an estimated $1,000,000 of Confederate supplies, etc. (May 20-26)

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Stony Point, AR.

Skirmish at Etowah River, near Cartersville, GA, as Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, is closely pursued by Maj. Gen. John Schofield, USA. Johnston to retreats with Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish near Mayfield, KY.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish near Lamar, MO, where Brig. Gen. John B. Sanborn, USA, commanding the District of Southwest Missouri, reports a Confederate attack on his troops at Lamar; the Rebs are repelled.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Greenville, MS.

May 20, 1864 - Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, moves his troops to front the Army of the Potomac as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, orders Maj. Gen. George G. Meade, USA, to cross the Mattaponi River, sliding to the south along Lee's lines towards Richmond, VA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Ware Bottom Church, VA, with Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 20, 1864 - Skirmish at Greenbrier River, WV.

May 20, 1864 - President Lincoln signs the legislation creating the Official Records.

May 20, 1865 - Federal scout against Indians from Camp Plumb, the Dakota Territory, to the Red Buttes, on Deer Creek, then east to Box Elder Canon, then north to the North Platte River when the Yankees observe a party of 100 Indians across the river; the river being too high to ford, all they can do is watch them. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1865 - Skirmishes with Indians on Deer Creek, the Dakota Territory, as the Yankees repel an Indian attack of about 50, killing and wounding a few.

May 20, 1865 - Federal operations against Indians about Three Crossings Station, the Dakota Territory, as the Yankees pursue the Indians who attacked the station, tore down telegraph lines and stole one horse; they cross the Sweetwater River, and head toward their families at Wind River. (May 20-22)

May 20, 1865 - Former Confederate Secretary of War, Stephen R. Mallory, is captured at LaGrange, GA, and transferred to Fort Lafayette, New York.

May 20, 1865 - Affair near Pawnee Rock, KS, as Indians attacked 2 men coming from Fort Larned, killing one while the other escaped.

May 20, 1865 - Skirmish on the Blackwater, near Longwood, MO, with roving Confederate bushwhackers.

May 20, 1868 - May 21, 1868 - The Republican Convention nominates Ulysses S. Grant for President of the United States and Schuyler Colfax as Vice-president
1828-James William Reilly B.G.,USA.,is born Akron,Ohio.
1862-Trial begins for James Andrews on charges of Spying.
1916-Dedication of the official start of work on the carving of Stone Mountain.
1928-The Venables(family) reclaim Stone Mountain ending any attempt to complete the sculpture.
 
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