Thursday, September 29, 2022
U.S. Civil War History
- In Louisville, Kentucky, Union General Jefferson C. Davis mortally wounded his commanding officer, General William Nelson. Nelson had slapped Davis during a quarrel in a hotel lobby. Davis chased Nelson upstairs and shot him. Davis was never court-martialed.
- Union General Ulysses S. Grant attacked forces under Confederate General Robert E. Lee at the Battle of New Market Heights (Chaffin's Farm/Fort Harrison). The attempt failed.
- Confederate General John Bell Hood began tearing up the Western and Atlantic Railroad.
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- Description of Robert E. Lee