Friday, July 1, 2022

Tomorrow in
U.S. Civil War History

1862 - Union General John Dix and Confederate General Daniel H. Hill reached an agreement to exchange prisoners. Under the Dix-Hill cartel each soldier was assigned a value based on their rank.

1863 - Union Colonel Strong Vincent was mortally wounded at Little Round Top. He died on July 7 from his wounds.

1863 - In Burkesville, Kentucky, Confederate General John Hunt Morgan began the last of his four raids into Union-held territory. Morgan surrendered on July 26.

1864 - Confederate General Joseph Johnston vacated his Kennesaw Mountain lines and retreated toward Atlanta.

1864 - The U.S. Congress passed the Wade-Davis Bill. The bill required that a majority of a seceded state's white citizens take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution and guarantee black equality. President Lincoln pocket vetoed the plan.

U.S. Civil War Quotes

"It would be superfluous in me to point out to your Lordship that this is war."
- Charles Francis Adams (United States Foreign Minister to Great Britain) in a letter to British Foreign Secretary Lord Russell concerning two ironclads being sent to help the Confederates.

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