December 24 In Civil War History

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

December 24, 1814 - Treaty of Ghent signed, ending the War of 1812.

December 24, 1861 - Raleigh Edward Colston, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

December 24, 1861 - Skirmish at Wadesburg, MO.

December 24, 1861 - Federal scout towards Fairfax Court-House, VA. (Dec 24-25).

December 24, 1862 - James Hewett Ledlie, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

December 24, 1862 - Federal expedition from Helena, AR, to the Tallahatchie, MS.

December 24, 1862 - Skirmish at, and occupation of Glasgow, KY, by Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA, and his Confederate Cavalry Raiders.

December 24, 1862 - Skirmishes at Bolivar and Middleburg, TN.

December 24, 1862 - Skirmish near Nashville, TN.

December 24, 1862 - Federal expedition into East Tennessee, and skirmish at Perkins' Mill, on Elk Fort, Dec 28, (Dec 24-Jan 1)

December 24, 1862 - Galveston, TX, is occupied by Union forces.

December 24, 1862 - The 18th US Army Corps is constituted, under the command of Maj. Gen. John Gray Foster, USA, the Dept. of North Carolina.

December 24, 1863 - Skirmish at Rodney, MS.

December 24, 1863 - Federal scout from Cassville, MO, to ascertain the movements of Col. Stand Watie, CSA, and his Indians. (Dec 24-29)

December 24, 1863 - Skirmish at Estenaula, TN, between Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Grierson's, USA, Cavalry and Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry.

December 24, 1863 - Action at Hay's Ferry, near Dandridge, TN.

December 24, 1863 - Skirmish at Jack's Creek, TN, between Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Grierson's, USA, Cavalry and Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry.

December 24, 1863 - Operations near Mossy Creek and Dandridge, TN. (Dec 24-28)

December 24, 1863 - Skirmishes at Peck's House, near New Market, and at Mossy Creek Station, TN.

December 24, 1863 - Affair near Germantown, VA, as mounted Confederate irregulars swoop in and capture 4 vedettes stationed on the road near Germantown, in the Fairfax, VA, area.

December 24, 1863 - Skirmish in Lee County, VA.

December 24, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

December 24, 1864 - Skirmish near Fort Smith, AR.

December 24, 1864 - Federal scout from Pine Bluff to Richland, AR, with skirmish (Dec. 24) near Richland. (Dec 24-25)

December 24, 1864 - Battle of Gordonsville, VA

December 24, 1864 - Skirmish at Lynnville, TN.

December 24, 1864 - Action at Richland Creek, TN.

December 24, 1864 - Skirmish at Taylorstown, VA.

December 24, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler, USA, resumes the command of the Army of the James, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.

December 24, 1865 - The Ku Klux Klan is organized at the law offices of Thomas M. Jones in Pulaski, Tennessee. The name derives from the Greek word kykos (circle) and was suggested by John B. Kennedy, who anglicized it to Ku Klux. James R. Crowe added the word Klan because of the predominant Scottish-Irish population of the area.

December 24, 1869 - Edwin M. Stanton dies, Washington, D. C.

December 24, 1877 - Robert Parker Parrott, American inventor (developed the rifled cannon known as the Parrott gun), dies at 73
 
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