05/21, May 21st In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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May 21, 1787 - Delegates from 7 states arrive in Philadelphia. Work on the Constitution begins

May 21, 1832 - Democratic-Republicans hold a convention in Baltimore, nominating Andrew Jackson for President and Martin Van Buren for Vice-President.

May 21, 1838 - Congress rescinds the Specie Circular.

May 21, 1856 - Samuel Jones, a pro-slavery sheriff leads a band of border ruffians on a raid against Lawrence, Kansas.

May 21, 1861 - Missouri declares its neutrality in the Civil War.

May 21, 1861 - Confederate Congress votes to move its capital from Montgomery to Richmond, Virginia.

May 21, 1861 - Col. John B. Magruder, Provisional Army of VA, is assigned to the command at Yorktown, VA.

May 21, 1861 - Brig. Gen. M. L. Bonham, CS A, is assigned to the command on the "Alexandria Line," VA.

May 21, 1861 - The convention and proclamation between Brig. Gen. Harney, USA, and Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, the Missouri State Guard, whereby Harney agreed not to bring any Federal troops into the state if Price can maintain law and order, effectively giving control to the Pro-southern force.

May 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Village Creek, AR.

May 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Widow Serratt's, near Corinth, MS, with Maj. Gen. Henry Wager Halleck, USA.

May 21, 1862 - Affair at Paraje, the New Mexico Territory.

May 21, 1862 - Affair near Battery Island, SC.

May 21, 1862 - The Union Army advances across Bottom's Bridge, on the Chickahominy River, VA.

May 21, 1862 - Confederate reconnaissance from Front Royal to Browntown, VA, as Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, CSA, combines his forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA.

May 21, 1863 - Federal scout from Cassville, AR, into Jasper and Newton Counties, MO, including skirmishes (May 22) at Bentonville, and (May 26) near Carthage. (May 21-30)

May 21, 1863 - The Siege of Port Hudson, LA, as Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks advances from Baton Rouge on the Clinton Road. (May 21-Jul 8)

May 21, 1863 - Action at Plains Store, LA.

May 21, 1863 - Federal operations on the Teche Road, between Barre's Landing and Berwick, LA, as the Federals search for the plantation owner who shot and killed a Union private searching for sugar. The Federals run into a band of guerrillas with casualties. (May 21-26)

May 21, 1863 - Federal guerrilla operations on the Sante Fe Road, near Kansas City, MO.

May 21, 1863 - Federal expedition from La Grange, TN, to Senatobia (Swamp), MS, and skirmish (May 23). (May 21-26)

May 21, 1863 - Federal expedition from Murfreesboro to Middleton, TN, and skirmish. (May 21-22)

May 21, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, CSA, dies near Dublin, GA, from wounds received at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, GA, on May 9

May 21, 1864 - Bushrod Rust Johnson, C.S.A., is promoted to Maj. Gen.
May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Pine Bluff, AR.

May 21, 1864 - Affair on the Blue River, MO, where bushwhackers ambush the Federal escort team transporting a prisoner to Kansas City.

May 21, 1864 - The detachment from the Army of the Tennessee, that had participated in the Red River Campaign, re-embarks for Vicksburg, MS. (May 21-22)

May 21, 1864 - Federal demonstration on James Island, near Charleston, SC. (May 21-23)

May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Fort Powhatan, VA, with the Federal Army of the James under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Newtown, VA.

May 21, 1864 - Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, USA, in the command of the Dept. of West Virginia, due to Sigel's setbacks in the Shenandoah Valley dealt by Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA.

May 21, 1865 - Charles Hale Morgan, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
 

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

May 21, 1787 - Delegates from 7 states arrive in Philadelphia. Work on the Constitution begins

May 21, 1832 - Democratic-Republicans hold a convention in Baltimore, nominating Andrew Jackson for President and Martin Van Buren for Vice-President.

May 21, 1838 - Congress rescinds the Specie Circular.

May 21, 1856 - Samuel Jones, a pro-slavery sheriff leads a band of border ruffians on a raid against Lawrence, Kansas.

May 21, 1861 - Missouri declares its neutrality in the Civil War.

May 21, 1861 - Confederate Congress votes to move its capital from Montgomery to Richmond, Virginia.

May 21, 1861 - Col. John B. Magruder, Provisional Army of VA, is assigned to the command at Yorktown, VA.

May 21, 1861 - Brig. Gen. M. L. Bonham, CS A, is assigned to the command on the "Alexandria Line," VA.

May 21, 1861 - The convention and proclamation between Brig. Gen. Harney, USA, and Maj. Gen. Sterling Price, the Missouri State Guard, whereby Harney agreed not to bring any Federal troops into the state if Price can maintain law and order, effectively giving control to the Pro-southern force.

May 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Village Creek, AR.

May 21, 1862 - Skirmish at Widow Serratt's, near Corinth, MS, with Maj. Gen. Henry Wager Halleck, USA.

May 21, 1862 - Affair at Paraje, the New Mexico Territory.

May 21, 1862 - Affair near Battery Island, SC.

May 21, 1862 - The Union Army advances across Bottom's Bridge, on the Chickahominy River, VA.

May 21, 1862 - Confederate reconnaissance from Front Royal to Browntown, VA, as Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell, CSA, combines his forces under Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA.

May 21, 1863 - Federal scout from Cassville, AR, into Jasper and Newton Counties, MO, including skirmishes (May 22) at Bentonville, and (May 26) near Carthage. (May 21-30)

May 21, 1863 - The Siege of Port Hudson, LA, as Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks advances from Baton Rouge on the Clinton Road. (May 21-Jul 8)

May 21, 1863 - Action at Plains Store, LA.

May 21, 1863 - Federal operations on the Teche Road, between Barre's Landing and Berwick, LA, as the Federals search for the plantation owner who shot and killed a Union private searching for sugar. The Federals run into a band of guerrillas with casualties. (May 21-26)

May 21, 1863 - Federal guerrilla operations on the Sante Fe Road, near Kansas City, MO.

May 21, 1863 - Federal expedition from La Grange, TN, to Senatobia (Swamp), MS, and skirmish (May 23). (May 21-26)

May 21, 1863 - Federal expedition from Murfreesboro to Middleton, TN, and skirmish. (May 21-22)

May 21, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Albert Gallatin Jenkins, CSA, dies near Dublin, GA, from wounds received at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain, GA, on May 9

May 21, 1864 - Bushrod Rust Johnson, C.S.A., is promoted to Maj. Gen.
May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Pine Bluff, AR.

May 21, 1864 - Affair on the Blue River, MO, where bushwhackers ambush the Federal escort team transporting a prisoner to Kansas City.

May 21, 1864 - The detachment from the Army of the Tennessee, that had participated in the Red River Campaign, re-embarks for Vicksburg, MS. (May 21-22)

May 21, 1864 - Federal demonstration on James Island, near Charleston, SC. (May 21-23)

May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Fort Powhatan, VA, with the Federal Army of the James under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA.

May 21, 1864 - Skirmish at Newtown, VA.

May 21, 1864 - Maj. Gen. David Hunter, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. Franz Sigel, USA, in the command of the Dept. of West Virginia, due to Sigel's setbacks in the Shenandoah Valley dealt by Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA.

May 21, 1865 - Charles Hale Morgan, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
1796-Reverdy Johnson is born
1822-Dabny Herndon Maury M.G.,CSA, is born
Mosby Monroe Parsons B.G.,CSA., Is born.
1825-6 West Point Cadets are found at Benny Havens Pub without permission,among them is Jefferson Davis.
George Lafayette Beal,Bvt.M.G.,USA., isborn.
1835-Newton Martin Curtis,Bvt.M.G.,USA., is born.
1894- Gen.Philip Cook,CSA.,dies.mustered in as a private in Aug.1861.
1932- Rock City opens atop Lookout Mountain.
 
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