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Wednesday April 24 1861
  • No events on this date.
Thursday April 24 1862
  • Skirmish at Tuscumbia, AL.
  • The batteries of Forts Jackson and St. Philip are successfully passed by Flag Officer Daniel Farragut's naval fleet, and after confronting the Confederate ram, CSS Manassas, moves on New Orleans, LA.
  • Skirmish on the Corinth, MS, road.
  • Skirmish at Lick Creek, TN.
  • Skirmish on the Shelbyville Road, TN.
  • Skirmish 9 miles from Harrisonburg, VA.
Friday April 24 1863
  • Edward Augustus Wild, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Federal operations against Indians in the Owen's River and adjacent valleys, CA, with captures, etc; one Indian tribe comes into Federal camp which had suffered severely from hunger and thirst amidst the severe winter cold, many of the women and children having died for want of water. (Apr 24-May 26)
  • Federal expedition to Lake Saint Joseph, LA.
  • Skirmishes at Garlandville and Birmingham, MS, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson's, USA, Cavalry raid.
  • Skirmish at Mill, or Middle, Creek Bridges, MO, Iron Mountain Railroad, near St. Louis, MO, with Brig. Gen. John S. Marmaduke, CSA.
  • Skirmish on the Edenton Road, near Suffolk, VA.
  • Skirmish in Gilmer County, WV.
Sunday April 24 1864
  • Affair near Decatur, AL, with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA.
  • Skirmish near Camden, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.
  • Federal scout from Ringgold to La Fayette, GA. (Apr 24-25)
  • Skirmish at Pineville, LA.
  • Skirmish near Middletown, VA; Rebels flee toward Winchester.
Monday April 24 1865
  • Skirmish near Boggy Depot, the Indian Territory, with retreating Confederates.
  • The destruction of the Confederate steamer, CSS Webb, 25 miles below New Orleans, on the Mississippi River, LA, after being pursued by the Union gunboats Hollyhock and the Richmond.
  • Col. Chester Harding, Jr, 43rd Missouri Infantry, assumes the command of the District of Central Missouri.
  • Skirmish near Miami, MO, with bushwackers; the Yankees report killing 7 of the 13 they encountered.
  • President Abraham Lincoln's body lies in state in New York City, NY.
  • President Andrew Johnston rejects the agreement between Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, believing Sherman went beyond his authority to negotiate such terms. Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant is ordered to assume all remaining military movements.

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

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