CWT 2020 Calendar: JULY & AUGUST Events! You Decide!

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I'm collecting a list of important Civil War events for each month to put on the upcoming CWT calendar.

I have my list of ideas, but I want to see your lists!

Give me your list of important Birthdays, Battles, and Events from April 1861 to April 1865...
(and the most important events before and afterwards too!)

Birthdays: I'm looking for the Birthdays of Important and Interesting People from the Civil War. Not every Civil War General deserves to be on the calendar, or else the calendar will have 6 birthdays on every single day. Ideally we want to highlight 10 to 20 interesting people every month. One a day would be awesome, but that's not practical. I would hope that a well read student of Civil War history would recognize 90% or more of the names we select. Don't forget women, civilians, and the Navy too! Don't forget to include the birth Date and YEAR in your listing!

Battles: Here again, we probably won't highlight every single battle ever fought, but we sure want to mention the major ones, and if they span some time we may say the battle begins this day and ends this day. We want notable battles if they are small ones! Include the Dates including the YEAR, and the State fought in. Also if US or CS won battle, or if a Draw, we may include that in our listing! Depends on space limitations.

The one thing I'm not sure I want to mark are Death dates, unless you can convince me that's a good idea, I'm not really into that, I think that we've got plenty to look at with this, and Death Dates don't really add anything positive.....

With one exception. Lincoln's assassination. That's one day we can't/won't ignore.

Each event must be listed on a single day (no spanning multiple days!)

Also please write the event as you think it should be written on the Calendar: short, clean, and as concise as possible!


In a perfect calendar, I'd have 365 events and birthdays, one each for every day, but no, I don't believe I can't count on that happening.

GIVE ME YOUR JULY and AUGUST CIVIL WAR EVENT SUGGESTIONS.... GO!

Have some ideas for the rest of the year? Here are some Previous Threads:

For September visit This Thread:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-september-events-you-decide.161817/

For Oct, Nov, & Dec:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-oct-nov-dec-events-you-decide.162613/

For Jan, Feb, & Mar:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-jan-feb-mar-events-you-decide.162702/

For Apr, May, & Jun:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-apr-may-jun-events-you-decide.163116/
 
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- FINAL CALL -

I'm collecting a list of important Civil War events for each month to put on the upcoming CWT calendar.

I have my list of ideas, but I want to see your lists!

Give me your list of important Birthdays, Battles, and Events from April 1861 to April 1865...
(and the most important events before and afterwards too!)

Birthdays: I'm looking for the Birthdays of Important and Interesting People from the Civil War. Not every Civil War General deserves to be on the calendar, or else the calendar will have 6 birthdays on every single day. Ideally we want to highlight 10 to 20 interesting people every month. One a day would be awesome, but that's not practical. I would hope that a well read student of Civil War history would recognize 90% or more of the names we select. Don't forget women, civilians, and the Navy too! Don't forget to include the birth Date and YEAR in your listing!

Battles: Here again, we probably won't highlight every single battle ever fought, but we sure want to mention the major ones, and if they span some time we may say the battle begins this day and ends this day. We want notable battles if they are small ones! Include the Dates including the YEAR, and the State fought in. Also if US or CS won battle, or if a Draw, we may include that in our listing! Depends on space limitations.

The one thing I'm not sure I want to mark are Death dates, unless you can convince me that's a good idea, I'm not really into that, I think that we've got plenty to look at with this, and Death Dates don't really add anything positive.....

With one exception. Lincoln's assassination. That's one day we can't/won't ignore.

Each event must be listed on a single day (no spanning multiple days!)

Also please write the event as you think it should be written on the Calendar: short, clean, and as concise as possible!


In a perfect calendar, I'd have 365 events and birthdays, one each for every day, but no, I don't believe I can't count on that happening.

GIVE ME YOUR JULY and AUGUST CIVIL WAR EVENT SUGGESTIONS.... GO!

Have some ideas for the rest of the year? Here are some Previous Threads:

For September visit This Thread:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-september-events-you-decide.161817/

For Oct, Nov, & Dec:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-oct-nov-dec-events-you-decide.162613/

For Jan, Feb, & Mar:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-jan-feb-mar-events-you-decide.162702/

For Apr, May, & Jun:
- https://civilwartalk.com/threads/cwt-2020-calendar-apr-may-jun-events-you-decide.163116/
Whoohoo as a Booth I admit Lincolns assassination deserves its day in the sun:D:bounce:
 
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It's neither a battle nor a birthday, but July 11, 1864 is the date of the hanging of the Andersonville Raiders (and, not coincidentally, I'm going to be leading a Raiders-Themed tour at Andersonville Historic Site on July 11, 2020).
 
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July 1 - 3: Battle of Gettysburg
July 4th: Surrender of Vicksburg
July 12th: Lt. General D. H. Hill's B - Day
July 13th: Lt. General Nathan B. Forrest B - Day

Aug 10th: Lt. General John C. Pemberton's B - Day
 
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July 1, 1802: Gideon Welles born in Glastonbury, Connecticut

July 1, 1862: Battle of Malvern Hill (Virginia) - Union victory

July 2, 1810: Robert Toombs born near Washington, Georgia

July 4, 1863: Pemberton surrenders Vicksburg (Mississippi) to U.S. Grant

July 9, 1864: Battle of Monocacy (Maryland) - Confederate victory

July 11, 1864: Battle of Fort Stevens (District of Columbia) begins - Lincoln comes under Confederate fire

July 13, 1815: James Seddon born in Falmouth, Virginia

July 18, 1863: Second Battle of Fort Wagner (South Carolina) - Confederate victory

July 21, 1861: First Battle of Bull Run / Manassas (Virginia) - Confederate victory

July 22, 1864: Battle of Atlanta (Georgia) - Union victory

July 30, 1864: Battle of the Crater during the Siege of Petersburg (Virginia) - Confederate victory

July 31, 1816: George H. Thomas born at Newsom's Depot, Virginia

August 5, 1862: Battle of Baton Rouge (Louisiana) - Union victory

August 5, 1864: Battle of Mobile Bay (Alabama) - Union victory

August 9, 1862: Battle of Cedar Mountain (Virginia) - Confederate victory

August 10, 1861: Battle of Wilson's Creek (Missouri) - Confederate victory

August 11, 1811: Judah P. Benjamin born on the Danish West Indies

August 20, 1833: Benjamin Harrison born in North Bend, Ohio

August 28, 1862: Second Battle of Bull Run / Manassas (Virginia) begins

August 31, 1864: Battle of Jonesborough (Georgia) begins
 
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