Thursday, September 29, 2022

Today in
U.S. Civil War History

1862 - 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.

1864 - 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.

1864 - Confederate General John Bell Hood began tearing up the Western and Atlantic Railroad.

U.S. Civil War Quote

"He looked as though he ought to have been, and was, the monarch of the world."
- Description of Robert E. Lee

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