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On This Day - 155 Years Ago (More ...)

Saturday March 30 1861
  • No events on this date.
Sunday March 30 1862
  • Affairs on Wilmington and Whitemarsh Islands, GA. (Mar 30-31)
  • Skirmish near Clinton, MO, with detachment from the 1st IA Cavalry.
  • Federal descent upon Union City, TN. (Mar 30-31)
Monday March 30 1863
  • John Newton, U.S.A., is appointed Major General.
  • Patrick Edward Connor, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmish at Cross Hollow, AR.
  • Skirmish at Tahlequah, the Indian Territory.
  • Action at Dutton's Hill, near Somerset, KY, with a Union victory over Brig. Gen. John Pegram, CSA.
  • Skirmish in Vernon County, MO, at "the Island."
  • Skirmish near Deep Gully, NC, between the picket lines.
  • The Confederate siege of Washington, NC, by Maj. Gen. Daniel Henry Hill, CSA, and the subsequent pursuit of the Confederate forces. (Mar 30-Apr 20)
  • Skirmish at Rodman's Point, on the Pamlico River, NC, as Washington, NC, is invested by the Confederate forces under Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill, CSA.
  • Skirmish at Zoar Church, VA.
  • Skirmish at Point Pleasant, WV.
Wednesday March 30 1864
  • Federal scout from Athens, AL, with the capture of the celebrated guerrilla, Capt. Moore, and 30 of his men.
  • Federal scout from Woodville, AL, against guerrillas.
  • Action at Mount Elba, AR, and the pursuit of the Confederates to Big Creek, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.
  • Federal scout from Columbus to Clinton and Moscow, KY.
  • Confederate attack on the outpost at Snyder's Bluff, MS, as Brig. Gen. Lawrence S. Ross, CSA, captures a Negro corral, 100 mules, some Negroes, burned all their quarters and killed 30.
  • The capture of the Confederate outpost at Cherry Grove, NC, (by boats from the US Steamer, Commodore Barney.)
  • Affair near Greenton, MO, with bushwackers.
  • Federal reconnaissance from Lookout Valley, TN, to McLemore's Cove, GA. (Mar 30-Apr 1)
Thursday March 30 1865
  • Skirmish at Montevallo, AL, with Lieut. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, contesting the advance of Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson, USA.
  • Federal expeditions from Baton Rouge to Clinton and the Comite River, LA, including the capture of 2 Confederate soldiers who had slept in the woods and were enjoying a hot breakfast at the home of a Mrs. Simms. One of the Rebels' grey horse indicates these are Confederate Cavalrymen. (Mar 30-Apr 2)
  • Brig. Gen. Patrick E. Connor, USA, assumes the command of the District of the Plains, the Nebraska Territory.
  • Skirmish near Five Forks, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
  • Skirmishes on the line of Hatcher's Run and Gravelly Run, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
  • Affair near Patterson's Creek, WV, about 10 miles east of Cumberland, MD, where a band of guerrillas attacked, captured and robbed a passenger train on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. The railroad refuses to accept Federal soldiers aboard for protection without receiving any compensation from the Union government.

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

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