Welcome to the American Civil War Society (UK)
On This Day - 155 Years Ago (More ...)
Monday March 25 1861
- No events on this date.
Tuesday March 25 1862
- Federal expedition in Moniteau County, MO, and skirmish en route, by Brig. Gen. James Totten, USA. (Mar 25-28)
- Federal reconnaissance to Agnew's Ferry, TN, with Lieut. Mortimer Neely, 5th IA Cavalry.
- Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesborough to Shelbyville, Tullahoma, Manchester, and McMinnville, TN. (Mar 25-28)
- Skirmish at Mount Jackson, VA.
Wednesday March 25 1863
- Affair with Union wooden gunboats near Florence, AL, as Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest's, CSA, Cavalry successfully moves to protect the several manufacturing establishments in the area.
- Skirmish at Jacksonville, FL.
- Skirmishes near Louisa, KY. (Mar 25-26)
- Federal expedition to Booneville, MS. (Mar 25-Apr 1)
- The passage of the Vicksburg, MS, batteries by the ironclad, Switzerland, and the destruction of the Lancaster.
- Actions at Brentwood, and at Franklin, on the Little Harpeth River, TN, including the capture of the Union command at Brentwood, by Brig. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA.
- Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright, USA, in the command of the Dept. of the Ohio, TN, as Maj. Gen. Horatio G. Wright is relegated to a division commander in the Army of the Potomac, VA.
- Federal expedition from Belle Plain aboard the steamer, W.W. Fraiser, into Westmoreland County, VA, with large quantities of foodstuff seized. (Mar 25-29)
- Affair at Norfolk, VA.
Friday March 25 1864
- Federal scout from Batesville to Fairview, AR, with little action. (Mar 25-26)
- Skirmish at Dover, AR.
- Skirmish at Rockport, AR, the Camden (AR) Campaign.
- Skirmish in Van Buren County, AR.
- Skirmish near White River, AR, the Federals recapturing some of their men held as prisoners.
- The Confederate attack on, and capture of, Paducah, KY, on the Ohio River, by Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, CSA; however, Forrest failed to capture the Federal garrison at Fort Anderson, and withdraws toward Fort Pillow, Mississippi River.
- The Districts of Baton Rouge and La Fourche are attached to the Defenses of New Orleans, LA.
- Federal expedition from Beaufort aboard the US gunboat, Britannia, to Bogue and Bear Inlets, NC, with the burning of a blockade runner. The Federal landing party in their small landing boats had a dangerous time due to the rough seas, with several of the crafts capsizing, but no fatalities. (Mar 25-26)
- Affair at McClellansville, SC, as the Federals unsuccessfully attempt to capture the Rebel steamer, Little Ada.
- Brig. Gen. David McM. Gregg, USA, supersedes Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton, USA, in the command of the Cavalry Corps, the Army of the Potomac, VA.
Saturday March 25 1865
- Skirmishes on the Deer Park Road, AL, the Mobile, AL, Campaign.
- Action at Canoe Creek, or Bluff Spring, FL.
- Skirmish at Cotton Creek, FL.
- Skirmish at Escambia River, FL.
- Skirmish at Mitchell's Creek, FL.
- Skirmish near Glasgow, KY.
- Federal expedition with the 93rd US Colored Infantry, from Brashear City, aboard the gunboat, No. 43, to Indian Bend, LA, for the purpose of destroying or capturing a barge said to have been used by the Rebels for transporting a number of horses over Grand Lake and into their lines. (Mar 25-27)
- Federal expedition from Brashear City, aboard the steamer, Cornie, down the Atchafalaya River, to near Oyster Bayou, LA, for the purpose of taking possession of a large oyster boat which lay stranded on the beach at a point 6 miles west of Oyster Bayou. (Mar 25-28)
- Skirmish at Brawley Forks, TN.
- The Confederate assault upon and capture of Fort Stedman, led by Maj. Gen. John Brown Gordon, CSA, as Gen. Robert E. Lee, CSA, orders a surprise attack at 4:00 a.m. to force Lieut. Ulysses S. Grant, USA, to contract his siege line and protect his supply depot at City Point, VA. As the Confederates lack the initiative or manpower to press forward, the Federals regroup and counter attack, forcing the Confederates back to their original defensive lines. Total casualties approximate 5,500, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
- Action at Fort Fisher, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
- Action at the Watkins House, VA, the Richmond, VA, Campaign.
On This Day information kindly provided by Martin Cross, 2nd U.S. Artillery, Bty B.
For further information or comments regarding this site please contact
Mike Bussey (ACWS Webmaster)
American Civil War Society Ltd.
PO Box 270, WASHINGTON, NE37 9BX, United Kingdom
Copyright 1996-2018 Mike Bussey and ACWS Ltd
|UPCOMING 2018 EVENTS
For Details Click here