January 22 In Civil War History

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

January 22, 1826 - Meriwether Jeff Thompson, Partisan (Confederate Army), born in Harpers Ferry, Virginia. (d. 1876)

January 22, 1861 - 6 delegates to the Georgia Secessionist Convention issue a "statement of protest."

January 22, 1862 - Skirmish at Knobnoster, MO.

January 22, 1862 - Federal occupation of Lebanon, MO.

January 22, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Henry Alexander Wise, CSA, is assigned to the Confederate command at Roanoke Island, SC.

January 22, 1862 - Federal expedition to Edisto Island, SC, by the Port Royal Federal force under Brig Gen. Ambrose Everett Burnside, USA. (Jan 22-25)

January 22, 1862 - Maj. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson, CSA, returns to Winchester, VA, from his stay in Romney, WV.

January 22, 1862 - Confederate government raises premium for volunteers from $10 to $20.

January 22, 1863 - The CSS Florida captures and burns the vessels Corris and the Windward, off the coast of Cuba.

January 22, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, assumes the command of all the troops in Arkansas within reach of his orders, relegating Maj. Gen. John McClernand, USA, to the role of a Corps commander.

January 22, 1863 - Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, CSA, is assigned to the command of all the cavalry in Middle Tennessee.

January 22, 1863 - Skirmish in Pocahontas County, WV.

January 22, 1864 - William S. Rosecrans is ordered to take command of the Department of Missouri, replacing John Schofield.

January 22, 1864 - Arkansas selects pro-Unionist Isaac Murphy as provisional governor, pending elections to be held that Spring.

January 22, 1864 - Skirmishes at Clear Creek and Tomahawk, in Northwestern AR.

January 22, 1864 - Affair at Subligna, GA, where a Federal surprise attack forces the Georgia State Guards to retire toward La Fayette, GA.

January 22, 1864 - Federal expedition from Union City to Trenton, TN, and due to the rising river and ice flow, are unable to cross the Obion River. (Jan 22-27)

January 22, 1864 - The capture of 28 Confederate forage-wagons near Wilsonville, TN. Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet reports he has none to replace the ones lost, noting that the Federals have abandoned and burned 200 Federal wagons in their retreat to Knoxville. Maj. Gen. William Thompson Martin, CSA, captured 800 beef cattle.

January 22, 1864 - Affair at Ellis' Ford, VA, as the Federal Cavalry patrol is again attacked by the Confederates, the Federals sustaining casualties, 1 mortal.

January 22, 1864 - Skirmish at Germantown, VA.

January 22, 1865 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

January 22, 1865 - Skirmish on the Benton Road, near Little Rock, AR, with guerrillas.

January 22, 1865 - Federal expedition from Little Rock to Mount Elba, AR, with skirmishes at Saline River. (Jan 22-Feb 4)

January 22, 1867 - Nevada ratifies the 14th Amendment.

January 22, 1927 - John McCausland, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 90 at Point Pleasant, WV.
 
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