05/23, May 23rd In Civil War History

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This date in Civil War history
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May 23, 1846 - Mexico declares war against the United States

May 23, 1861 - Virginia ratifies the Secessionist Convention referendum by a vote of 132,201 to 37,451.

May 23, 1861 - John Floyd commissioned a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.

May 23, 1861 - Thomas Jackson strikes the B&O Railroad, capturing 56 locomotives.

May 23, 1861 - John Buchanan Floyd, CS A, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 23, 1861 - Operations against Indians on the Mad and Eel Rivers, California, with skirmishes as follows: (May 23-Jun 17)
near Larrabee's Ranch, (May 23)
on the Eel River, (May 26)
on the South Fork of the Eel River (May 28)
the Keatuck Creek (May 30)
opposite Bell Spring on the Eel River (Jun 4)
near Larrabee's House (June 2 & 8)
South Fork of the Eel River, (June 14 & 16)
near Kettenshaw, (June 17th)

May 23, 1861 - Demonstration on Hampton, VA, by Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler.

May 23, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Benjamin Huger, VA Volunteers, is assigned to the command at Norfolk, VA.

May 23, 1861 - The State of Virginia votes to secede from the Union by the margin of 3 to 1. However, the Western part of the state prepares to break away from the rest of Virginia, remaining loyal to the Federal Government.

May 23, 1862 - Lafayette McLaws, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 23, 1862 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
Daniel Weisiger Adams, CSA
Turney Ashby, CSA
Samuel Garland, Jr., CSA
Wade Hampton, CSA
Robert Hopkins Hatton, CSA

May 23, 1862 - Affair near Fort Craig, the New Mexico Territory.

May 23, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance from Bottom's Bridge toward Richmond VA.

May 23, 1862 - Skirmish at Buckton Station, VA.

May 23, 1862 - Skirmish at Ellison's Mill near Mechanicsville, VA.

May 23, 1862 - Action at Front Royal, VA, as Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, CSA, defeats Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, USA.

May 23, 1862 - Skirmish at Hogan's, near New Bridge, VA.

May 23, 1862 - Action at Lewisburg, WV, where Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, USA, routs Brig. Gen. Henry Heth, CSA.

May 23, 1863 - Richard Stoddert Ewell. CSA. is appointed Lieut. Gen.

May 23, 1863 - William Henry Talbot Walker, CSA, is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 23, 1863 - Gustavus Adolphus De Russy, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 23, 1863 - Federal expedition on the US steamboat, Pike, from Helena to Napoleon, AR, to obtain recruits of African descent, with skirmish near Island No. 65, on the Mississippi River. (May 23-26)

May 23, 1863 - Skirmishes on the Springfield and Plains Store Roads, LA.

May 23, 1863 - Skirmish at Haynes' Bluff, MS.

May 23, 1863 - Federal expedition from Memphis, TN, to Hernando, MS, with actions from the 2nd WI Cavalry, 5th OH, and 1st MO. (May 23-24)

May 23, 1863 - Skirmish at Hartville, MO.

May 23, 1863 - Skirmish at Warrenton, VA.

May 23, 1863 - Skirmish at West Creek, WV.

May 23, 1864 - Skirmish with Indians at Grouse Creek, CA.

May 23, 1864 - Action at Stilesborough, GA, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, attempts to turn Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's left flank, crosses the Etowah River, and heads towards Dallas, GA.
May 23, 1864 - Federal scout from Warrensburg, MO, searching for the guerrillas who attacked and killed some Yankee soldiers and citizens, including a local judge. (May 23-25)

May 23, 1865 - Federal scout from Pine Bluff to Monticello, AR, with skirmish (May 24) at Monticello, as the Yankees pursue a party of Confederates under Captain Kidd who have not yet surrendered. (May 23-27)

May 23, 1865 - Maj. Gen. William B. Hazen, USA, assumes the command of the 15th US Army Corps, FL.

May 23, 1865 - Federal scout from Thibodeaux by way of Brule Texas, passing through Labadierville, to Lake Verret, LA.

May 23, 1865 - Federal scout from Warrensburg, MO, to the mouth of Coal Camp Creek, near the Osage, as the Yankees track bushwhackers accused of killing 12 discharged soldiers and citizens in Hickory and Benton Counties. (May 23-26)

May 23, 1865 - Skirmish 10 miles northwest of Waynesville, MO, as the Yankees attack a band of bushwackers, inflicting casualties.

May 23, 1865 - Grand Review of the Army of the Potomac.
 

Jimklag

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May 23, 1862 - Action at Front Royal, VA, as Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson, CSA, defeats Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, USA.

Front Royal Battlefield Cemetery
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