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This date in Civil War history
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July 7, 1817 - Ethan Allen Hitchcock (17/19) graduates from West Point.


July 7, 1854 - Franklin Pierce swears Andrew Reeder in as territorial governor of Kansas in Washington, D.C.

July 7, 1861 - The Confederate Privateer, the Jefferson Davis, captures the Union vessel, S. J. Waring, in the Atlantic, off New Jersey.

July 7, 1861 - Skirmish at Great Falls, VA.

July 7, 1861 - Skirmishes at Belington and Laurel Hill, WV. (Jul 7-12)

July 7, 1861 - Skirmish at Glenville, WV.

July 7, 1862 - Action at Bayou Cache, or Cotton Plant, Cache River, and skirmishes at Round Hill, Hill's Plantation, and at Bayou de View, AR.

July 7, 1862 - Skirmish near Devall's Bluff, AR.

July 7, 1862 - Skirmish at Inman Hollow, MO.

July 7, 1862 - Skirmish near Newark, MO.

Jul7 7, 1862 - Operations in the District of Oregon. (Jul 7-Oct 6, 1863)

July 7, 1862 - Brig. Gen. Benjamin Alvord, USA, assumes the command of the District of Oregon.

July 7, 1862 - Operations about Cumberland Gap, TN. (Jul 7-11)

July 7, 1862 - Operations in Arkansas Pass, TX. (Jul 7-17)

July 7, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance from Yorktown, VA. (Jul 7-9)

July 7, 1863 - Federal troops sack Brierfield, the plantation home of Jefferson Davis in Mississippi.
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July 7, 1863 - Braxton Bragg completes his withdrawal from Tullahoma to Chattanooga, Tennessee.

July 7, 1863 - Brig. Gen. Strong Vincent, USA, dies at the age of 26 in a field hospital outside Gettysburg, PA, from his battle wound received on Jul 2.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish with Indians at Grand Pass, the Idaho Territory, about 100 miles southwest of Fort Halleck.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish near Cummings' Ferry, KY.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Shepherdsville, KY, with Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.

July 7, 1863 - Confederate attacks on Union gunboats and transports on the Mississippi River, LA. (Jul 7-10)

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Funkstown, MD.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Downsville, MD.

July 7, 1863 - Federal reoccupation of Maryland Heights, MD.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish near Baker's Creek, MS.

July 7, 1863 - Action at Iuka, MS, with Union Cavalry.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Queen's Hill, MS.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish at Ripley, MS.

July 7, 1863 - Skirmish near Dry Wood, MO, with Confederate guerrillas.

July 7, 1863 - Operations against the Navajo Indians in the New Mexico Territory, under Col. Kit Carson, USA. (Jul 7-Aug 19)

July 7, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.

July 7, 1864 - Congress appropriates $2 million for restoration of Ford's Theater.

July 7, 1864 - Henry Delmar Clayton, C.S.A., is appointed Maj. Gen. John Carpenter Carter, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen. James Thaddeus Holtzclaw, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.

July 7, 1864 - Skirmish at Van Buren, AR, with Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, commanding the Dept. of Arkansas.

July 7, 1864 - Affair at Brownsville, MD.

July 7, 1864 - Skirmish at Frederick, MD.

July 7, 1864 - Affair at Hager's (or Catoctin) Mountains, MD.

July 7, 1864 - Skirmish at Middletown, MD.

July 7, 1864 - Affair at Solomon's Gap, MD.

July 7, 1864 - The 3rd Division, 6th US Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, arrives at Baltimore, MD, from its position in front of Petersburg, VA, to aid Washington DC in fending off Lieut. Gen Jubal Early, CSA. (Jul 7-8)

July 7, 1864 - Skirmish near Ripley, MS, with Brig. Gen. Andrew J. Smith, USA, and his Federal expedition to Tupelo, MS.

July 7, 1864 - Guerrilla attack on Parkville, Western MO.

July 7, 1864 - Skirmish on John's Island, SC.

July 7, 1864 - Federal scouts (Jul 7-9 & Jul 12-18) from Kingston to England Cove, TN, including actions against guerrillas under Champ Ferguson's Command. (Jul 7-18)

July 7, 1865 - Secretary of War Edwin Stanton orders Union troops to stand guard at Ford's Theater to prevent it from reopening following the assassination of President Lincoln.

July 7, 1865 - Conspirators Lewis Payne, George A. Atzerodt, David Herold and Mary Surratt are hanged in Washington, D. C. for the assassination of President Lincoln. Winfield Scott Hancock presided over the executions.
 

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