2016-07-04 12:00:00 AM

I hope eventually that the project approaches one data point per day for the period of the war (1861 to 1865). I have a long way to go.

Overall Progress28% complete
Number of Data Points424
Number of Tags33
First Data Point1860-11-06
Last Data Point1865-06-22
Average points per day (Sept 1939 - Sept 1945)0.28804347826087
Average points per day0.251036116045


1865-06-22CSS Shenandoah fires last shots

The Shenandoah fired the last shot of the American Civil War, across the bow of a whaler in waters off the Aleutian Islands.

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1862-10-011862-10-03Saint John's Bluff

A Union detachment defeated Confederate forces in Duval County, Florida, forcing them to retire. This helped secure Federal control of the region.

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Union Gen Sheridan marched to Berryville with his 43,000 man Army of the Shenandoah. At 5:00pm Confederate Maj Gen Joseph B Kershaw's division attacked and routed Colonel Thoburn's left flank before they were rescued by reinforcements from VIII Corps.

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1863-05-10Stonewall Jackson dies

Having been hit by friendly fire on the 2nd of May, Stonewall Jackson died of pneumonia complications eight days later. His last words were reported as "Let us cross over the river, and rest under the shade of the trees.".

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1865-02-17Columbia Burns

As Confederate cavalry retreats Columbia surrenders to Sherman. Union forces are overwhelmed by liberated Federal prisoners and emancipated African Americans. During the night's drunken revelry, fires break out in the city and much of it burns.

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The final engagement in the Iuka-Corinth campaign. Confederate general Earl Van Dorn managed to avoid capture after his defeat at the battle of Corinth.

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1862-08-201862-08-22Fort Ridgely

The only military post between the Sioux Reservations and the settlers in Minnesota was attacked over several days by a large group of Santee Sioux.

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1862-06-30Riddell's Shop

Confederate attacks on the McClellan's rear as they retreated towards the safety of Harrison's Landing on the James. Gen Longstreet's committed brigades piecemeal and failed to deliver the hammer blow that he became known for later in the war.

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