CWT 2020 Calendar: Oct, Nov, & Dec Events! You Decide!


Lieutenant General
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Managing Member & Webmaster
Apr 1, 1999
Martinsburg, WV

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 list!

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.

In a few days I will ask for October events...



2nd Lieutenant
Silver Patron
Jul 30, 2018
October 8, 1862: Battle of Perryville (Kentucky) - inconclusive

October 10, 1837: Robert Gould Shaw born in Boston, Massachusetts

October 19, 1834: Francis C. Barlow born in Brooklyn, New York

November 9, 1825: Ambrose Powell Hill born in Culpeper, Virginia

November 13, 1814: Joseph Hooker born in Hadley, Massachusetts

November 14, 1828: James B. McPherson born at Clyde, Ohio

November 30, 1864: Battle of Franklin (Tennessee) - Union victory

December 3, 1826: George B. McClellan born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

December 5, 1839: George A. Custer born in New Rumley, Ohio

December 13, 1818: Mary Todd Lincoln born in Lexington, Kentucky

December 13, 1862: Battle of Fredericksburg (Virginia) - Confederate victory

December 18, 1825: Charles Griffin born in Granville, Ohio

December 19, 1814: Edwin Stanton born in Steubenville, Ohio

December 29, 1808: Andrew Johnson born in Raleigh, North Carolina

December 31, 1815: George Gordon Meade born in Cádiz, Spain

December 31, 1862: Battle of Stones River (Tennessee) begins
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Sergeant Major
Honored Fallen Comrade
Nov 26, 2015
Greensburg, Pa
Oliver Otis Howard born November 8, 1830

Lincoln defeats McClellan November 8, 1864

Lincoln gives a short speech at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863

John Basil Turchin was born December 24, 1822

Thomas Alfred Smyth was born December 25, 1832
George Gordon Meade born December 31, 1815
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2nd Lieutenant
Silver Patron
Jul 30, 2018
October 4, 1822: Rutherford B. Hayes born in Delaware, Ohio

October 16, 1859: John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry

October 20, 1819: Daniel Sickles born in New York City

November 5, 1818: Benjamin Butler born in Deerfield, New Hampshire

November 8, 1861: The USS San Jacinto takes two Confederates prisoner - the Trent Affair begins

November 19, 1831: James Garfield born in Orange Township (now Moreland Hills), Ohio

December 25, 1821: Clara Barton born in North Oxford, Massachusetts
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