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

Tuesday February 26 1861
  • Camp Colorado, TX, is abandoned by the Union forces, led by Capt. E. Kirby Smith, 2nd US Cavalry
Wednesday February 26 1862
  • Ambrose Powell Hill, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • James Johnston Pettigrew, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmish at Keytesville, MO.
  • Maj. Gen. John Porter McCown, CSA, assumes the command at Madrid Bend, MO.
  • Confederate scout to Nashville, TN, by Col. John Hunt Morgan, CSA.
Thursday February 26 1863
  • The Cherokee Indian Nation cancels its treaty with the Confederacy, and realigns with the Federal Government.
  • Confederate guerrillas capture a Union freight train laden with supplies near Woodburn, TN.
  • Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet, CSA, assumes the command of the Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina.
  • Affair 2 miles from Germantown, VA, as Capt. John S. Mosby's Cavalry routs the Federals there.
Friday February 26 1864
  • Edward Porter Alexander, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • William Wirt Allen, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmish near Canton, MS, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, continues to withdraw from Meridian, MS, the Meridian, MS, Expedition.
  • Skirmish at Sulphur Springs, TN.
  • The Confederate capture of Washington, TN, by , Col. John M. Hughs', CSA, Confederate operations in Middle Tennessee, inflicting 75 Union casualties.
Sunday February 26 1865
  • Federal expedition from Pine Bluff to McMilley's Farm, AR, with skirmish (Feb.27) with guerrillas at McMilley's Farm. (Feb 26-28)
  • Skirmish at Lynch's Creek, SC, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA, Marches on.
  • Skirmish near Stroud's Mill, SC, as Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's, USA, 20th US Army Corps reaches Hanging Rock, NC.
  • Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock, USA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of West Virginia, and temporarily of all the troops of the Middle Military Division not under the immediate command of Maj. Gen. Philip Henry Sheridan, USA.

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

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