This date in Civil War history Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag September 14, 1847 - General Winfield Scott effectively ends the fighting in the Mexican-American War by capturing Mexico City, capitol of Mexico. September 14, 1861 - Simon Bolivar Buckner, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. September 14, 1861 - Edward Otho Cresap Ord, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen. September 14, 1861 - Col. George Wright, 9th US Infantry, is assigned to the command of all the Federal troops serving in Southern CA. September 14, 1861 - Federal descent on the Pensacola, FL, navy-yard with the destruction of the Confederate Privateer, Judah, by the men from the USS Colorado, under Col. Harvey Brown, 5th US Art. September 14, 1861 - Skirmish at Old Randolph, MO. September 14, 1861 - The USS Albatross captures the Confederate blockade runner, the Alabama, near the mouth of the Potomac River, VA. September 14, 1862 - Brigadier General Samuel Garland [CS] is mortally wounded during the Battle of Fox's Gap, dying later that day. Later that day, Major General Jesse Reno [US] is also mortally wounded a few feet from the spot where Garland fell. September 14, 1862 - Battle of Turners Gap - Battle of Fox's Gap - Battle of South Mountain - Battle of Crampton's Gap. George McClellan reacts to finding Special Order No. 191 with attacks on the gaps in South Mountain, forcing Lee to reorganize at Sharpsburg. September 14, 1862 - September 17, 1862 - Battle of Munfordville., KY After being initially repulsed by a federal garrison of 4,000, Braxton Bragg [CS] laid a brief siege. Federals surrendered on the 17th. September 14, 1862 - Skirmish at Henderson, KY. September 14, 1862 - Skirmish at Burnsville, MS. September 14, 1862 - Skirmish near Petersville, MD. September 14, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Jacob D. Cox, USA, assumes the command of the 9th US Army Corps, Army of the Potomac. September 14, 1863 - Alexander Welch Reynolds, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. September 14, 1863 - Skirmish near La Fayette, GA, the Chickamauga Campaign. September 14, 1863 - The Confederate attack on Vidalia, LA, is repulsed. September 14, 1863- Federal reconnaissance to the Blackwater River, VA, with skirmishes. (Sep 14-17) September 14, 1863 - Skirmish in Smyth County, VA. September 14, 1863 - Skirmishes at Somerville, Raccoon and Robertson's Fords, and Rapidan Station, VA, as the Army of the Potomac (Meade) moves against the Army of Northern Virginia. (Lee). (Sep 14-16) September 14, 1863 - Skirmish at Cheat Mountain Pass, WV. September 14, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing. September 14, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Joshua Blackwood Howell, USA, dies near Petersburg, VA, from injuries suffered on Sep 12, when he fell off his horse, being promoted to Brig. Gen. the day of his injury. September 14, 1864 - Affair near Weston, KY, as the Confederate guerrillas shoot and kill the Federals protecting the steamer, Colossus, as they make off with the vessel. September 14, 1864 - Skirmish at Bullitt's Bayou, LA, where the Rebels attack the Union pickets along the river-bank by sneaking up through the brush. September 14, 1864 - Federal scout in Texas County, MO, with skirmish at Thomasville, MO. (Sep 18). (Sep 14-21) September 14, 1864 - Skirmish near Berryville, VA, as Lieut. Gen. Richard H. Anderson, CSA, and his army corps again leaves for the Petersburg, VA, siege lines, depleting Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, of much needed men. Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, is facing the same situation as Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, is extending his Union siege lines around Petersburg, VA. September 14, 1864 - Skirmish near Centerville, WV, where the Federals overtake and kill some of the party of 30 horse thieves. September 14, 1865 - A peace treaty is signed at Fort Smith, AR, by the USA with the following Indian Nation Tribes: Cherokee Creek Choctaw Chickasaw Osage Seminole Seneca Shawnee Quapaw September 14, 1876 - Robert Barnwell Rhett dies at the plantation home of a son-in-law, St. James Parish, Louisiana.