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April 16 In Civil War History

Discussion in 'On This Day' started by Jimklag, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Jimklag

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

    April 16, 1861 - Fort Washita, Indian Territory, Chickasaw Indian Nation, is abandoned by the Union forces.

    April 16, 1861 - US President Abraham Lincoln outlaws business with confederate states (US Civil War)

    April 16, 1861 - Fort Caswell, at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, NC, and Fort Johnston, at Smithville, NC, are seized by the North Carolina state troops.

    April 16, 1862 - President Lincoln signs legislation freeing the estimated 3,500 slaves in Washington, D. C.

    April 16, 1862 - Battle of Dam No. 1 - Attempting to break the Yorktown Line, forces under General Winfield Scott Hancock [CS] engage General John Magruder [CS]. This battle is sometimes noted as the Battle of Lee's Mill or Burnt Chimneys.

    April 16, 1862 - Confederate Congress passes a conscription law.

    April 16, 1862 - The following are appointed Confederate Brigadier Generals:
    John Echols, CSA
    Lewis Henry Little, CSA
    George Earl Maney, CSA
    Jean Jacques Alfred Alexander Mouton, CSA
    Roger Atkinson Pryor, CSA
    John Stuart Williams, CSA

    April 16, 1862 - Nathan Kimball, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

    April 16, 1862 - Tuscumbia, AL, is occupied by the Union forces.

    April 16, 1862 - Skirmish on Whitemarsh Island, or Wilmington Island, GA, due to an advance ordered by Brig. Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore, USA.

    April 16, 1862 - Flag Officer Daniel Glasgow Farragut, USN, moves his naval fleet to below Forts Jackson and St. Philip, Mississippi River, near New Orleans, LA, the mortar fleet of Commander David Dixon Porter, USN, as well as Union transports carrying Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's, USA, men, joining Farragut.

    April 16, 1862 - Skirmish near Blackwater Creek, MO, with mounted bushwhackers.

    April 16, 1862 - Skirmish at Savannah, TN.

    April 16, 1862 - Skirmish at Columbia Furnace, VA, with Maj. Gen. Banks, USA.

    April 16, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance to Liberty Church, VA, as Lieut. Col. Willard Sayles, 1st RI Cavalry, arrests the blacksmith Willis.

    April 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Paris, KY.

    April 16, 1863 - Skirmish at Newtown, LA.

    April 16, 1863 - The passage of the Vicksburg, MS, batteries by Union gunboats and transports, under Admiral David Porter, USN, including the following: Benton, Carondolet, La Fayette, Louisville, Mound City, Pittsburg, Price, and the Tuscumbia, and the chartered steamer transports, Forest Queen, Henry Clay, and the Silver Wave, which were protected with hay and cotton bales.

    April 16, 1863 - Federal expedition from New Berne toward Kinston, NC, in pursuit of the retreating Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill, CSA. (Apr 16-21)

    April 16, 1863 - Affairs at Hill's and Rodman's Points, NC, after Maj. Gen. Daniel Henry Hill, CSA, ends his siege of Washington, NC.

    April 16, 1863 - Skirmish near Eagleville, TN.

    April 16, 1863 - Affair on the Pamunkey River, near West Point, VA, including the Confederate cannonading of two Union vessels, inflicting casualties; the vessels retreat down the York River.

    April 16, 1864 - Skirmishes about Camden, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign. (Apr 16-18)

    April 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Liberty Post-Office, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.

    April 16, 1864 - Affair on the Osage Branch of King's River, AR.

    April 16, 1864 - The US transport, Hunter, is destroyed in the Saint John's River, FL, after striking a Confederate torpedo, near the wreck of the Maple Leaf.

    April 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Salyersville, Eastern KY.

    April 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Grand Ecore, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.

    April 16, 1864 - Skirmish at Rheatown, TN.

    April 16, 1864 - Affair near Catlett's Station, VA, with some of Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart's, CSA, men.

    April 16, 1865 - Skirmish at Crawford, AL, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

    April 16, 1865 - Skirmish at Girard, AL, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

    April 16, 1865 - Skirmish near Opelika, AL, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

    April 16, 1865 - Action at Columbus, GA, with Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

    April 16, 1865 - The Union troops under Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, occupy Columbus, GA.

    April 16, 1865 - The Federal attack on Fort Tyler, near West Point, GA.

    April 16, 1865 - The Union troops under Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA, Cavalry, occupy West Point, GA.

    April 16, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Robert Charles Tyler, CSA, is mortally wounded by a Federal sharpshooter, while defending a Confederate earth work on the west side of the town of West Point, GA, called Fort Tyler, against the advancing Federal cavalry under Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.

    April 16, 1865 - President Jefferson Davis with the remnants of the Confederate government arrives at Lexington, NC.

    April 16, 1870 - Military governor Joseph Jones ("JJ") Reynolds announces the act to readmit Texas to Congressional representation. It is his final action as military governor of Texas
     

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  3. bdtex

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    Good stuff gentlemen. Might get a chance to visit that Fort Tyler site in June.
     
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    Got the Andy Thomas print nicely framed and hanging in my bedroom:

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    April 16, 1863 - The passage of the Vicksburg, MS, batteries by Union gunboats and transports, under Admiral David Porter, USN, including the following: Benton, Carondolet, La Fayette, Louisville, Mound City, Pittsburg, Price, and the Tuscumbia, and the chartered steamer transports, Forest Queen, Henry Clay, and the Silver Wave, which were protected with hay and cotton bales.

    The complete war begins. All weapons available to the United States will be employed.
     
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