- Mar 3, 2017
This date in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag
January 6, 1811 - Charles Sumner born, Boston, Massachusetts.
January 6, 1827 - John Calvin Brown, Major General (Confederate Army), born in Giles County, Tennessee (d. 1889)
January 6, 1832 - New England Anti-Slavery Society founded.
January 6, 1861 - Florida militia takes over a federal arsenal near Apalachicola.
January 6, 1861 - Maryland's pro-Union governor denounces secession in a speech to the residents of the state.
January 6, 1861 - Fernando Wood, mayor of New York City, proposed that New York City should secede as well, allowing trade with both the North and South
January 6, 1862 - Stonewall Jackson shells Hancock, MD for 2 days from the West Virginia side of the Potomac.
January 6, 1862 - Henry Heth, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
January 6, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, USA, assumes the command of the Saint Louis District, MO.
January 6, 1863 - Skirmish at Fort Lawrence, Beaver Station, MO, where Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, CSA, burns Fort Lawrence.
January 6, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.
January 6, 1864 - The Dept. of Arkansas and the 7th US Army Corps are officially constituted.
January 6, 1864 - Skirmish at Dalton, GA.
January 6, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds, USA, assumes the command of the defenses of New Orleans, LA.
January 6, 1864 - The Confederate guerrilla attack on, and the disabling of, the Federal steamer transport, the Delta, on the Mississippi River.
January 6, 1864 - Federal expedition against the Navajo Indians, under Col. Christopher "Kit" Carson, USA, from Fort Canby to the Canon de Chelly area, the New Mexico Territory. The Navajo pay dearly for burning a Texan wagon train in Apache Canon on Mar 28, 1862. Brig. Gen. James H. Carleton, USA, commanding the Dept. of New Mexico is greatly concerned over the destitute condition of the captives, begging for authority to provide clothing for the women and children. He requests the Indian Dept. act immediately before it is too late. (Jan 6-21)
January 6, 1864 - Affair at Flint Hill, VA, where charging dismounted Confederate Cavalry force the Union Cavalry pickets to fall back.
January 6, 1864 - President Jefferson Davis commutes the death penalty of a Confederate deserter, which will become more and more common.
January 6, 1876 - James G. Blaine of Maine, a leading Republican and potential presidential candidate opposes granting amnesty to the 750 remaining Confederate leaders on the floor of the House.
January 6, 1912 - New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the United States.
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