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Monday February 25 1861
No events on this date.
Tuesday February 25 1862
  • Skirmish at Keetsville, Barry County, MO, with Brig. Gen. Samuel R. Curtis, USA, and the Texas Rangers.
  • Maj. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, CSA, is assigned to the command in East Tennessee.
  • Operations in Loudoun County, VA. (Feb 25-May 6)
Wednesday February 25 1863
  • Maj. Gen. Daniel Harvey Hill, CSA, assumes the command of the Confederate troops in North Carolina.
  • Skirmish at Chantilly, VA.
  • Skirmish at Hartwood Church, VA, with Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee's, CSA, Cavalry.
  • Cavalry skirmishes near Winchester, Strasburg, and Woodstock, VA. (Feb 25-26)
  • The USS Vanderbilt captures the British blockade runner, Peterhoff, off St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, which almost causes an international incident, eventually the Peterhoff is released.
Thursday February 25 1864
  • Affair near Hudsonville, MS, the Meridian, MS, Expedition.
  • Maj. Gen. Oliver 0. Howard, USA, resumes the command of the 11th US Army Corps, TN.
  • Federal scout from Whiteside's, TN, to Stevens' and Prick's Gaps, GA, where the Yankees gather all the meat and beef they could find. (Feb 25-26)
  • Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge, CSA, is assigned to the command of the Trans-Alleghany or the Western Dept. of Virginia, relieving from command, Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones, CSA.
Saturday February 25 1865
  • Brig. Gen. James Veatch, USA, assumes the command of the US forces on Dauphin Island, AL.
  • Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, is assigned to the command of the troops operating from Pensacola Bay, FL.
  • Skirmish at Piketon, KY.
  • The Union forces occupy Camden, SC, on the Wateree River.
  • Skirmish at West's Cross-Roads, SC.
  • Gen. Joseph E. Johnston, CSA, assumes the command of the Army of Tennessee and all troops in the Confederate Dept. of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Johnston notifies Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, that he believes a combination of his troops with Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA, in North Carolina is necessary to mount any kind of obstruction to the forces under Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA.
  • Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger, USA, assumes the command of the 13th US Army Corps, TN.

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

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