Timeline Project entries from 10 December, 2009 to 17 December, 2009

1863-01-29Massacre at Boa Ogoi

When the ammunition ran out for the Shoshoni warriors, the battle quickly turned into a massacre. US Army soldiers raped and killed women and children in the encampment.

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1863-10-161863-10-18Fort Brooke

Two Union Navy ships, USS Tahoma and USS Adela, bombarded Fort Brooke on October 16, 1863, as a diversion, while a landing party under Acting Master Harris disembarked at Ballast Point and marched 14 miles to the Hillsborough River to capture several...

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1863-09-031863-09-05Whitestone Hill

Sullys men overran a large Sioux camp, destroyed much of the contents, killed or wounded a large number of men, and captured numerous women and children. This engagement weakened but did not destroy the Native American resistance in the area.

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1863-09-08Sabine Pass II

Has often been credited as the most one-sided Confederate victory during the conflict

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Union General Philip Sheridan cut off and beat back about a quarter of Lee's army. Eight Confederate generals surrendered, and 7,700 men were lost.

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1863-07-17Shaw's Inn

The battle was also unique in the fact that white soldiers were the minority in both forces. Native Americans and blacks made up significant portions of each of the opposing armies.

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1863-07-171863-07-18Morris Island

Union Army troops commanded by Gen Quincy Gillmore, launched an assault on the Confederate-held fortress of Fort Wagner, which protected Morris Island, south of Charleston Harbor

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1864-12-071864-12-27Fort Fisher

a failed attempt by Union forces to capture the fort guarding Wilmington, North Carolina, the South's last major port on the Atlantic Ocean.

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1864-03-02Mantapike Hill

The gravest implications of this raid came as a result of papers found on the dead commander Dahlgrens body. The papers allegedly contained an official Union order to burn Richmond and assassinate Jefferson Davis and his cabinet.

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1864-08-181864-08-21Globe Tavern

The second attempt of the Union Army to sever the Weldon Railroad during the Siege of Petersburg. Union forces were successful and subsequently Confederate supplies had to be carried 30 miles (48 km) by wagon to avoid Union lines.

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