05/28, May 28th In Civil War History


Lt. Colonel
Mar 3, 2017
This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

May 28, 1818 - Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard born, outside New Orleans, Louisiana.

May 28, 1861 - Federal Naval blockade is established on Savannah, GA, by the USS Union.

May 28, 1861 - Robert Anderson assumes command of the Department of Kentucky. Irvin McDowell assumes command of the Department of Northeastern Virginia.

May 28, 1861 - Confederates seize the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad from Point of Rocks to Cumberland, Maryland.

May 28, 1862 - The Confederate District of West Louisiana is constituted, under the command of Brig. Gen. Paul O. Hebert.

May 28, 1862 - Skirmishes in front of Corinth, MS, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA, advancing against Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard, CSA.

May 28, 1862 - The destruction of the Confederate supplies at Ashland, VA.

May 28, 1862 - The Virginia Central Railroad Bridge, on the South Anna River, VA, is destroyed by Union forces.

May 28, 1862 - Skirmish at Charlestown, WV, with Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA.

May 28, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Edmund Kirby, USA, dies at the age of 23, in a Washington, DC, hospital from wounds received on the second day of the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA, on May 3.

May 28, 1863 - Isham Warren Garrott, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 28, 1863 - Edmund Kirby, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

May 28, 1863 - Skirmish near Fort Gibson, the Indian Territory.

May 28, 1863 - The 54th Massachusetts Volunteers, the first Union regiment comprised of black soldiers, embark from Boston, for Hilton Head, SC, under Col. Robert Shaw, USA.

May 28, 1863 - Skirmish near Austin, MS.

May 28, 1863 - The Confederate Dept. of North Carolina is extended to embrace Petersburg, VA, and the Appomattox River.

May 28, 1863 - Federal scout from Memphis, TN, toward Hernando, MS, with no encounters with the enemy.

May 28, 1863 - Maj. Gen. George L. Hartsuff, USA, assumes the command of the 23rd US Army Corps, TN.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish near Little Rock, AR.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish at Washington, AR.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish with Indians at Big Hat, CA.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish near Jacksonville, FL.

May 28, 1864 - Confederate reconnaissance under Lieut. Gen. William Hardee, CSA, sustain casualties against Maj. Gen. James McPherson, USA, near Dallas, GA.

May 28, 1864 - The Confederate attack on the Pest House, opposite Port Hudson, LA, where the Rebels destroy medicines, capture the attending physician, destroy telegraph wires and poles toward Baton Rouge, etc.

May 28, 1864 - The destruction and burning of Lamar, MO, by bushwhackers.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish at Pleasant Hill, MO.

May 28, 1864 - Skirmish at Warrensburg, MO.

May 28, 1864 - The Army of Northern Virginia and Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, arrive from North Anna to the area north of the Chickahominy River and Mechaniscville, near Cold Harbor, in advance of Grant's crossing of the Pamunkey River near Hanovertown, VA.

May 28, 1865 - Bvt. Brig. Gen. George Spalding, USA, 12th Tennessee Cavalry, assumes the command of the District of North Missouri.