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Thursday November 28 1861
  • Brig. Gen. Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss, USA, assumes the command of the District of North Missouri.
  • Missouri is admitted as a member of the Confederate States of America. (CSA), Richmond, VA.
Friday November 28 1862
  • Action at Cane Hill, Boston Mountain and Boonsboro, AR, with Brig. Gen. James Gillpatrick Blunt, USA,routing Brig. Gen. John Sappington Marmaduke, CSA, with Marmaduke retreating into the Boston Mountains.
  • Skirmish at the junction of the Coldwater and the Tallahatchie, MS.
  • Skirmishes at Holly Springs, MS, as the Federals build up supplies for their anticipated advance on Vicksburg, MS, under Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, USA. (Nov 28-29)
  • Skirmishes on the Carthage road, near Hartsville and Rome, TN, as the Federals recapture some of their supply wagons taken yesterday.
  • Affair near Hartwood Church, VA.
  • Federal reconnaissance from Chantilly to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville, VA, and skirmishes. (Nov 28-30)
Saturday November 28 1863
  • Skirmish near Molino, MS, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
  • Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's operations against the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, in West Tennessee. (Nov 28-Dec 10)
  • Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's, USA, March to the relief of Knoxville, TN, with the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, and with Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger's command, the 11th US Army Corps, the 2nd Division, 14th US Army Corps and part of the 15th US Army Corps, the Army of the Cumberland, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign. (Nov 28-Dec 6)
  • Skirmishes along Mine Run, VA, by Maj. Gen. George Meade, USA.
Monday November 28 1864
  • Federal expedition from Brownsville to Fairview, AR. (Nov 28-Dec 8)
  • Skirmish at Buck Head Church, GA, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, presses on towards Savannah, GA.
  • Engagement at Buck Head Creek, or Reynolds' Plantation, GA, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. Wm. Sherman.
  • Skirmish near Davisborough, GA, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. Wm. Sherman.
  • Skirmish near Waynesborough, GA, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. Wm. Sherman.
  • Skirmish on Cow Creek, KS.
  • The Federal Dept. of Mississippi is created, and Maj. Gen. Napoleon J. T. Dana, USA, is assigned to its command, MS.
  • Skirmishes at crossings of Duck River, TN, as Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA, and his cavalry attempt to ford above Columbia, TN, in cooperation with Lieut. Gen. John B. Hood's, infantry assault from the south on Maj. Gen. George Thomas, USA.
  • Skirmish at Shelbyville, TN.
  • Skirmish at Goresville, VA, where the Independent Battalion of Virginia Cavalry (Loudoun Rangers) fight with Lieut. Col. John S. Mosby's Partisan Rangers, driving the Rebels off.
  • Federal scout toward Stony Creek Station, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
  • Federal expedition from Winchester into Faquier and Loudoun Counties, VA, by Bvt. Maj. Gen. Wesley Merritt, destroying over $410,000 of property including: 87 horses, 474 Beef-cattle, 100 sheep, 230 barns, 8 mills, 1 distillery, 10,000 tons of hay and 25,000 bushels of grain. (Nov 28-Dec 3)
  • Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is assigned to the command of a new veteran volunteer army corps, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
  • Federal expedition from Kernstown to Moorefield, & etc, WV. (Nov 28-Dec 2)
Tuesday November 28 1865
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On This Day information kindly provided by Martin Cross, 2nd U.S. Artillery, Bty B.

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