April 10 In Civil War History

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

April 10, 1816 - Act creating the Second National Bank of the United States is signed into law.

April 10, 1861 - The 2nd expedition for the relief of Fort Sumter, SC, sails from New York Harbor, while the USS Pawnee sails from Hampton Roads, VA.

April 10, 1861 - Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida

April 10, 1862 - April 11, 1862 - Battle of Fort Pulaski - Quincy Gillmore uses rifled cannon to effectively end the use of palisaded forts world-wide.

April 10, 1862 - Brig. Gen. William Harvey Lamb Wallace, USA, dies at Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's, USA, headquarters at Savannah, TN, from wounds received Apr 6, at the Battle of Shiloh, TN.

April 10, 1862 - Col. Ferris Forman, 4th California Infantry, assumes the command of the District of Southern California.

April 10, 1862 - Skirmish near Fernandina, FL.

April 10, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Samuel Davis Sturgis, USA, assumes the command of the District of Kansas.

April 10, 1862 - Brig. Gen. John McAllister Schofield, USA, is placed in the immediate command in Missouri.

April 10, 1863 - Col. Ferris Forman, 4th California Infantry, assumes the command of the District of Southern California.

April 10, 1863 - Federal expedition from Humboldt to Cottonwood, KS.

April 10, 1863 - Skirmish on Folly Island, SC, with a Rebel attack on pickets.

April 10, 1863 - Engagement at Franklin and the Harpeth River TN, where Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn, CSA, and Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, USA, fight to a draw.

April 10, 1863 - Federal scout from La Grange, TN, to Hudsonville, Lockhart's Mills, Mount Pleasant, and Early Grove, MS. (Apr 10-11)

April 10, 1863 - President Lincoln returns to Washington, DC, after reviewing the Federal troops at Falmouth, VA, via Aquia Creek, VA.

April 10, 1864 - Skirmish at Prairie D'Ane.AR, as Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, retreats back to Little Rock, AR.

April 10, 1864 - Federal scout to Dedmon's Trace, GA.

April 10, 1864 - Lieut. Gen. E. Kirby Smith, CSA, orders Lieut. Gen. Richard Taylor, CSA, to withdraw from Pleasant Hill to Mansfield, LA.

April 10, 1864 - Skirmish at Cypress Swamp, TN.

April 10, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, USA, in the command of the 4th US Army Corps, TN.

April 10, 1864 - Nathaniel Banks and Frederick Steele begin to withdraw to Grand Ecore and Little Rock respectively. Kirby Smith [CS] arrives to take command of the Confederate forces, ordering Richard Taylor to withdraw to Mansfield, effectively ending the Red River Campaign.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmish at Benton, AL, as Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, and Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, and their cavalry continue to fight the war between the states.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmish at Lowndesborough, AL, with Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, and Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

April 10, 1865 - Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's US army moves from Goldsborough toward Raleigh, NC, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston's Confederate Army.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmish at Boonville.NC, with Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmish at Moccasin Swamp, NC, with Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmish near Nahunta Station, NC, with Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

April 10, 1865 - Skirmishes near Burke's Station and at Arundel's Farm, VA, as the Union Cavalry inflicts casualties on the Rebels operating in this area.

April 10, 1865 - Jefferson Davis and some of his cabinet leaves Danville, VA, for Greensborough, NC, hoping to evade Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's USA Cavalry.

April 10, 1865 - Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, issues Order No. 9, which is Lee's formal farewell to the troops and officially disbands the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

April 10, 1869 - The U. S. Congress passes An Act authorizing the Submission of the Constitutions of Virginia, Mississippi, and Texas to a Vote of the People, and authorizing the Election of State Officers, provided by the said Constitutions, and Members of Congress.

April 10, 1869 - Georgia, Mississippi, Texas, and Virginia are required to ratify the 15th amendment.

April 10, 1872 - 1st National black convention meets in New Orleans.
 

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April 10, 1862 - Brig. Gen. John McAllister Schofield, USA, is placed in the immediate command in Missouri. A professional emerges as Halleck's solution to the problem of Missouri.
 

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April 10, 1861 - Braxton Bragg assumes command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida
The job he did in that capacity have been overshadowed by later events in the war and that is a shame.
 

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