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On This Day - 160 Years Ago (More ...)

Monday July 29 1861
  • The Baltimore MD Police Commissioners, from their prison, memorialize Congress for redress.
  • Skirmish at Edwards Ferry, MD.
  • Brig. Gen. John Pope, USA, assumes the command in North Missouri, with instructions to protect the railroads and and to suppress all local disorders.
Tuesday July 29 1862
  • Skirmish near Albee's Ranch, CA.
  • Skirmish at Russellville, KY, with Confederate guerrillas.
  • Skirmish at Arrow Rock, MO.
  • Skirmish at Bloomfield, MO.
  • Federal operations in Saline County, MO, with guerrillas. (Jul 9-Aug 2)
  • Affair at Hatchie Bottom, near Denmark, TN, as Brig. Gen. John Logan's, USA, cavalry is routed by Confederate cavalry.
  • Federal reconnaissance from Harrison's Landing to Saint Mary's Church, VA.
  • Operations about Orange Court-House, VA.
  • "Belle Boyd" is arrested by Union troops near Warrenton, VA, and charged with spying for the Confederacy.
Wednesday July 29 1863
  • Brig. Gen. Edward Needles Kirk, USA, dies at Sterling, IL, from his battle wounds received Dec 31 '62, at the Battle of Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Skirmish near, and the Federal occupation of, Bridgeport, AL.
  • Skirmishes at the Missouri River, with the Sioux Indians, the Dakota Territory. (Jul 29-30)
  • Skirmish at Paris, KY, with Scott's Confederate Raiders.
  • Skirmish near Winchester, KY, with Scott's Confederate Raiders.
  • Skirmish with Indians at Conchas Springs, the New Mexico Territory.
  • Skirmish near Fort Donelson, TN.
  • Brig. Gen. Innis N. Palmer, USA, assumes the command of the 18th US Army Corps, the Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.
Friday July 29 1864
  • Thomas Benton Smith, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmishes near Napoleonville, LA, between Paincourtville and Lake Natchez, where the attacking Rebels are repulsed.
  • Affair at Highland Stockade, near Baton Rouge, LA, where some Union pickets were shot and severely wounded by the Rebels.
  • Federal expedition from Warrensburg to Chapel Hill, MO, with skirmish near Chapel Hill. (Jul 30). (Jul 29-Aug 2)
  • Skirmish at Hagerstown, MD, as Lieut. Gen. Jubal Early, CSA, orders Confederate cavalry under Brig. Gen. John McCausland to move back into Maryland and Pennsylvania.
  • Skirmish at Clear Spring, MD.
  • Skirmish at Mercersburg, PA, with Brig. Gen. John McCausland, CSA.
Saturday July 29 1865
  • No events on this date.

On This Day information kindly provided by Martin Cross, 2nd U.S. Artillery, Bty B.

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