05/25, May 25th In Civil War History

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

May 25, 1861 - The publication of the Honorable William G. Brownlow's editorial, in the Knoxville, TN, Whig, "Murder will out," upon which his arrest is based by CSA officials.

May 25, 1861 - President Abraham Lincoln attends the funeral for Col. Elmer Ellsworth, after laying in state at the White House.

May 25, 1862 - Call is made by the US Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, for all Volunteers and Militia in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.

May 25, 1862 - Operations about Miami and Waverly, MO, and skirmish, with Rebels. (May 25-28)

May 25, 1862 - Affair between James and Dixon's Islands, SC, with damage to the steamer, Chesterfield.

May 25, 1862 - Federal expedition from Bottom's Bridge to the James River, VA, by Lieut. Frank C. Davis, 3rd PA Cavalry. (May 25-26)

May 25, 1862 - Battle of Winchester, Virginia - Stonewall Jackson [CS] defeats Nathaniel Banks [US].

May 25, 1862 - Halleck finally arrives outside of Corinth, Mississippi. It has taken him 26 days to march 20 miles, virtually unopposed.

May 25, 1863 - John Stevens Bowen, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 25, 1863 - Skirmish at Folk's Plantation, near Helena, AR.

May 25, 1863 - The capture of two Union vessels off the coast of Bahia, Brazil, by the Confederate warship, the CSS Alabama.

May 25, 1863 - The capture of the Confederate steamers, the Red Chief and the Starlight, on the Mississippi River, LA.

May 25, 1863 - Skirmish at Centreville, LA.

May 25, 1863 - Skirmish at Thompson's Creek, LA.

May 25, 1863 - Skirmish near Woodbury, TN.

May 25, 1863 - Clement Vallandigham is banished to the Confederacy for his "pro-Confederate remarks." The exchange took place at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

May 25, 1863 - Major General Dick Ewell's returns to the Army of Northern Virginia following the amputation of his leg after the battle of Groveton (Second Manassas)

May 25, 1864 - Skirmish at Buck Horn, AR, with Brig. Gen. Joseph 0. Shelby, CSA.

May 25, 1864 - Skirmish near Camp Finegan, FL, as Col. Robert Shaw, with 300 colored and 100 white soldiers is ordered to move toward Baldwin.

May 25, 1864 - Affair at Jackson's Bridge, near Pensacola, FL, with Rebel Cavalry.

May 25, 1864 - Operations on the line of Pumpkin Vine Creek, with combats at New Hope Church, Pickett's Mills, and other points in Georgia, as Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA, repels multiple attacks by Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker, USA, about 25 miles from Atlanta, GA. (May 25-Jun 5)

May 25, 1864 - The capture of the Union steamers, USS Lebanon and the USS Clara Eames, Mississippi River, MS, by Col. Colton Greene, CSA.

May 25, 1864 - The engagement with the US steamer, Curlew, on the Mississippi River, MS, by Col. Colton Greene, CSA.

May 25, 1864 - Federal expedition from Fort Wingate, the New Mexico Territory, to the Gila and San Carlos Rivers, the Arizona Territory, with skirmishes with Apache Indians (June 7 & 8) on the San Carlos River. The Federals surround a large party of Apaches who claim they are peaceful, having signed a peace treaty with the white men. The Federals refuse to accept their word of any treaty and demand they surrender and come with them to a reservation. The Apaches try to flee, whereupon the Yankees fire upon them, instantly killing 15 Indians; the Indians scatter into the mountains, the Federals pursuing. (May 25-Jul 13)

May 25, 1864 - Skirmish near Cripple Creek, on the Woodbury Pike, TN, as the Rebels flee into the cedar woods, in the vicinity of Shelbyville.

May 25, 1865 - Francis Channing Barlow, U.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen.

May 25, 1865 - The unintentional explosion of the Confederate ordnance depot at Mobile, AL, which cause $ 5,000,000 in damages to buildings, boats, etc. 20 tons of gunpowder causes approximately 300 casualties.

May 25, 1865 - Federal expedition from Bayou Boeuf to Bayou De Large, LA, with affair (May 27) at Bayou De Large, as the Yankees surprise the camp of 11 Confederates behind J. Terrion's plantation, capturing all of their weapons and provisions, as the Rebels fled into the woods. (May 25-27)

May 25, 1865 - Federal expedition from Fort Ruby to the Humboldt Valley, Nevada, with skirmish (May 29) near Austin, Nevada, with the Piute and Bannock Indians who were committing deprivations against ranchers' livestock, about Austin, Grass Valley and in the Reese River Valley. (May 25-Jun 15)
 

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May 25, 1864 - Affair at Jackson's Bridge, near Pensacola, FL, with Rebel Cavalry.
Wonder how large of an affair that was and what forces were engaged?

May 25, 1865 - The unintentional explosion of the Confederate ordnance depot at Mobile, AL, which cause $ 5,000,000 in damages to buildings, boats, etc. 20 tons of gunpowder causes approximately 300 casualties.

Now that is sad. Wonder how many of the 300 were civilians and how many of the 300 died? Wonder also if there is a marker or monument to the victims?
 
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