Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag
December 19, 1814 - Edwin M. Stanton born, Steubenville, Ohio.
December 19, 1817 - James Jay Archer, Brigadier General , CSA, is born at Havre de Grace, MD. (d. 1864)
December 19, 1819 - James Clifford Veatch, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Elizabeth, Indiana (d. 1895)
December 19, 1828 - Vice President John C. Calhoun's "South Carolina Exposition and Protest" is presented to a state house committee formulating a response to the Tariff of 1828. Calhoun claims a right by the states to nullify Federal legislation.
December 19, 1837 - John Carpenter Carter, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1864)
December 19, 1861 - Skirmish at Point of Rocks, MD, along the Potomac River.
December 19, 1861 - Battle of Black Water, MO.
December 19, 1861 - Great Britain officially complains to the United States over the seizure of two Confederate commissioners in the Trent Affair.
December 19, 1862 - An evening meeting at the White House, 8 Republican Senators and Lincoln's Cabinet discuss the reorganization of the Cabinet, Seward offers to resign but Lincoln refuses to accept his resignation.
December 19, 1862 - Engagement near Jackson, TN, with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, attacking the railroad and supply lines of Maj. Gens. Ulysses S. Grant and William S. Rosecrans, USA.
December 19, 1862 - Affairs at Carroll Station and Spring Creek, TN, with Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA.
December 19, 1862 - Skirmish on the Occoquan, VA.
December 19, 1863 - John Randolph Chambliss, Jr, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
December 19, 1863 - Skirmish with Indians at Barren Fork, the Indian Territory.
December 19, 1863 - Skirmish at Stone's Mill, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.
December 19, 1863 - Skirmishes on Jackson's River, near Covington, VA, with Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA.
December 19, 1863 - Skirmish at Scott's, on Barber's Creek, VA, with Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA.
December 19, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.
December 19, 1864 - William Lowther Jackson, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
December 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Rector's Farm, AR.
December 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Curtis's Creek, TN.
December 19, 1864 - Skirmish at Rutherford's Creek, TN.
December 19, 1864 - Federal expedition from Kernstown to Lacey's Springs, VA, and action at Lacey's Springs (Dec 21), as Bvt. Maj. Gen. George Armstrong Custer, USA, and his Federal cavalry drive against the Rebels, destroying property, inflicting casualties, and disrupting communications. (Dec 19-22)
December 19, 1864 - Federal Cavalry expedition led by Brig. Gen. Alfred T. A. Torbert, USA, from Winchester to near Gordonsville, VA, including skirmishes at:
Madison Court-House (Dec 21)
Liberty Mills (Dec 22) near Gordonsville, (Dec 23).
Military activity in the Shenandoah Valley is diminished
as the majority of Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, and
Maj.Gen. Philip H. Sheridan, USA, armies are sent to
the battle front at Petersburg, VA. (Dec 19-28)