November 30 In Civil War History

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November 30, 1821 - Gustavus Woodson Smith, Confederate General and Secretary of War, born in Georgetown, KY. (d. 1896)

November 30, 1828 - Jedediah Hotchkiss, Engineer, mapmaker for Stonewall Jackson, born New York, NY. (d. 1899)

November 20, 1861 - Skirmish at Grand River, or Black Walnut Creek, near Sedalia, MO.

November 30, 1861 - Skirmish near the mouth of Little Cacapon River, WV, where bushwhackers capture some of Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Kelly's, USA, horses.

November 30, 1862 - The federal warship, Vanderbilt, fails to capture the CSS Alabama, but instead the CSS Alabama captures and burns the vessel, Parker Cook, near the Leeward Islands, Atlantic Ocean.

November 30, 1862 - Skirmish at Chulahoma, MS.

November 30, 1862 - Skirmish on the Tallahatchie River, MS, with the destruction of the steamer, New Moon.

November 30, 1862 - Federal expedition from Rolla to the Ozark Mountains, MO, and skirmishes. (Nov 30-Dec 6)

November 30, 1863 - President Davis accepts Braxton Bragg's resignation and appoints William Hardee in temporary command of the Army of Tennessee.

November 30, 1863 - Confederate troops vacate Fort Esperanza, Texas

November 30, 1863 - G. K. Warren [US] decides not to attack the reinforced Rebel line near Mine Run, Virginia.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Salyersville, KY.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish near Port Hudson, LA.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Vermillion Bayou, LA, with Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin, USA.

November 30, 1863 - Affair at Charleston, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.

November 30, 1863 - Federal scouts to New Madrid Bend, TN, to conscript all able-bodied men subject to military duty. During the night, the Confederates conscripted quite a few men from the same area. Both sides seizing horses, saddles, corn, etc. (Nov 30-Dec 3)

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Yankeetown, TN, where the Federals drive the Confederates across the river, the commanding Federal claiming he would take no prisoners.

November 30, 1863 - Federal occupation of Fort Esperanza, Matagorda Bay, TX.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish at Licking Run Bridge, the Mine Run Campaign, VA.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmishes along Mine Run, VA.

November 30, 1863 - Skirmish near Raccoon Ford, VA, the Mine Run Campaign.

November 30, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

November 30, 1864 - Benjamin Jefferson Hill, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

November 30, 1864 - George Lafayette Beal, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

November 30, 1864 - Henry Goddard Thomas, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

November 30, 1864 - Skirmish near Dalton, GA.

November 30, 1864 - Skirmish at Louisville, GA, with Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.

November 30, 1864 - The engagement at Honey Hill, near Grahamville, SC, as the Union expeditionary force from Hilton Head, under Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, USA, commanding the Dept. of the South, and his subordinate, Brig. Gen. John P. Hatch, USA, are repulsed by an inferior Southern force, but with a strong defensive position; the Yankees report 746 casualties.

November 30, 1864 - The Battle of Franklin, TN, where Maj. Gen. John M. Schofield, USA, repulses repeated Confederate attacks under Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA, with very severe fighting near the Gin House, the Carter House, and along the Columbia and Lewisburg Pikes. Schofield withdrawing across the Tennessee River, toward Nashville, TN. Hood continues to pursue Schofield. Total casualties approximate 8,575.
November 30, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John Adams, CSA, is mortally at the Battle of Franklin, TN, as he charged the Federal breastworks on his horse.

November 30, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN, as he was leading his troops against the Federals.

November 30, 1864 - Brig. Gen. States Rights Gist, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN, killed instantly as he led his troops in a frontal assault on the Federal breastworks.

November 30, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Hiram Bronson Granbury, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN, as he led his troops in a frontal assault on the Federal breastworks.

November 30, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Otho French Strahl, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN, as he handed rifles up to his men so they could fire down in the Federal works.

November 30, 1864 - Brig. Gen. John Carpenter Carter, CSA, is mortally wounded at the Battle of Franklin, TN, as he led his men in a frontal assault on the Federal breastworks.

November 30, 1864 - Skirmish at Thompson's Station, TN.

November 30, 1864 - Skirmish at Snicker's Gap, VA.

November 30, 1864 - Skirmish at Kabletown, WV.
 

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