December 14 In Civil War History

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On this day in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag

December 14, 1799 - George Washington, first President of the United States (1789-97), dies at 66 at his Mount Vernon estate.

December 14, 1799 - 1830 - Allen Thomas, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Howard County, Maryland (d. 1907)

December 14, 1799 - 1832 = Daniel H. Reynolds, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Centerburg, Ohio (d. 1902)

December 14, 1837 - William Wells, American businessman, politician, and Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Waterbury, Vermont (d. 1892)

December 14, 1860 - Georgia secessionists call for a convention of Southern states to form an independent nation.

December 14, 1861 - Maxcy Gregg, CSA, is appointed Brig..Gen.

December 14, 1861 - Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley, CSA, assumes the command of the Confederate forces on the Upper Rio Grande River and in New Mexico and Arizona.

December 14, 1862 - Brig. Gen. George Dashiell Bayard, USA, dies from wounds he received the day before at the Battle of Fredericksburg, VA.

December 14, 1862 - Affair near Helena, AR, as the Texas Rangers execute a surprise attack on the Federals, capturing 23 outpost pickets.

December 14, 1862 - The Confederate District of the Gulf has Maj. Gen. John H. Forney, CSA, superseded in command by Brig. Gen. William W. Mackall, CSA, followed by Maj. Gen. Simon B. Buckner, CSA, assigned to command, LA.

December 14, 1862 - The Confederate raid on Poolesville, MD.

December 14, 1862 - Federal expedition against the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, MS. (Dec 14-19)

December 14, 1862 - Engagement at Kinston, NC, where Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, USA, moving from New Berne, NC, captures the town.

December 14, 1862 - Confederate attack on the Union forage train and skirmish on the Franklin Pike, near Nashville, TN.

December 14, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, USA, withdraws the Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River to Stafford Heights.

December 14, 1862 - Skirmish at the Quaker village of Waterford, VA.

December 14, 1863 - Skirmish at Caddo Mill, AR.

December 14, 1863 - Federal reconnaissance from Rossville to La Fayette, GA.

December 14, 1863 - The engagement at Bean's Station, TN, as Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet, CSA, pushes Brig. Gen. James M. Shackelford, USA, out of his path on his way to Greeneville, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.

December 14, 1863 - Skirmish at Clinch Gap, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.

December 14, 1863 - The Confederate capture of a Union wagon train, near Clinch Mountain Gap, TN, as the Federals unsuccessfully counterattack.

December 14, 1863 - Skirmish at Granger's Mill, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.

December 14, 1863 - Skirmish near Morristown, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.

December 14, 1863 - Miscellaneous Cavalry affairs in Virginia, including various Rebels attacks on the Union forces with the capture of men and supplies by Maj. Gen. JEB Stuart's Confederate Cavalrymen. (Dec 14-24)

December 14, 1863 - Affair 1.5 miles from Catlett's Station, VA, as Rebel guerrillas dressed in Union overcoats ride up and shoot 2 Union colonels, among others.

December 14, 1863 - Skirmish on the Blue Sulphur road, near Meadow Bluff, WV, with Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA, and his expeditionary force.

December 14, 1863 - Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln's half-sister, who was married to Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Helm, CSA, and who had died Sep 21, is granted Federal amnesty by President Abraham Lincoln, Washington, DC, after taking the loyalty oath to the Union.

December 14, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

December 14, 1864 - The US Naval attack on Forts Rosedew and Beaulieu, the Vernon River, GA, until the Confederates surrendered on the 21st, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman. (Dec 14-21)

December 14, 1864 - Federal operations in the vicinity of the Hermitage Plantation, near Morganza, LA. (Dec 14-Jan 5, 1865)

December 14, 1864 - Skirmish in the Cypress Swamp, near Cape Girardeau, MO, where the Federals kill 3 guerrillas.

December 14, 1864 - Affair at Bristol, TN, as Maj. Gen. George Stoneman's, USA, Cavalry raid captures over 300 Confederates.

December 14, 1864 - Skirmish on the Germantown road, near Memphis, TN, as Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas, USA, prepares to attack the Confederate Army of Tennessee the following day.

December 14, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Edward O.C. Ord, USA, is in temporary command of the Army of the James, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

December 14, 1866 - North Carolina rejects the 14th Amendment.

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