Here’s an interesting article from the Portland Press Herald: Forgotten chapter of Civil War: They were soldiers – and women, too
At the Battle of Day’s Gap in Alabama, Union forces under Brigadier General Abel Streight repulse an attack on their rear by Confederate forces under Brigadier General Nathan Bedford Forrest.
The Battle of Grand Gulf takes place. The Confederate forces withstand a naval bombardment from Union naval forces under Rear Admiral David Porter.
The War in America.
Scene at Fort Moultrie During the Bombardment of Charleston.
(From our Special Correspondent)
The Sketch I send you illustrates one of the most gallant feats in the bombardment of Fort Charleston. I had left my position in Battery Bee and reached Fort Moultrie just in time to witness it. The action was at its height when a ball cut the flagstaff in two just above the traverse, and as it fell it struck a poor fellow on the back of the head, killing him on the spot. The quartermaster of the battalion in the fort immediately sprang forward, and seizing the fallen flag tore it from its hold and leapt on to the traverse, where he stood under the heavy fire immobile, until a jurymast was riggged and raised in the place of the shattered staff. The soldiers in the foreground of my Sketch are removing the broken staff from the body of the poor fellow, who lies beneath it, and who was the only man killed by the Federal fire.
The Union Army of the Potomac under Major General Joseph Hooker cross the Rappahannock River.
The Vermont Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and Vermont Department of Tourism and Marketing (VDTM) today announced the 2013 Top 10 Exhibits and Events competition winners.
Top 10 events and exhibits are selected annually and are chosen for their efforts to bring to life Vermont’s Civil War experience with history from the homefront and battlefield.
“The quality and breadth of these exhibits, organizations and events are exemplary,” VDTM Cultural Heritage Tourism Coordinator Catherine Brooks said. “This year, Rokeby Museum opens a multi-media exhibit presenting the true stories of two escaped slaves who were helped by a Ferrisburgh, Vt. family in the 1830′s. Lost Nation Theater and the Dorset Theatre Festival are producing provocative Civil War plays. Commemorative large-scale events like the St. Albans Civil War Heritage Weekend feature eye-opening Civil War soldier and civilian living history encampments.”
Top 10 museums include:
- Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburgh
- The American Precision Museum, Windsor
- Bennington Museum
- Vermont Historical Society’s Heritage Galleries, Barre
Top 10 arts and humanities organizations include:
- Lost Nation Theater, Montpelier
- Dorset Theatre Festival
- Vermont Council on the Humanities, Montpelier
Top 10 historic organizations include:
- The 18th Vermont
- Champlain Valley Historic Reenactors & St. Albans Raid Sesquicentennial Planning Group
- Cambridge Historical Society
“2013 is a great year for exploring Vermont’s Civil War history,” Mark Hudson, chair of the Governor-appointed Vermont Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission said. “We’re especially excited about the 2013 Signature Event, Ransom, a musical inspired by Civil War letters written by Rochester, Vt. residents that opens this Friday at Lost Nation Theater.”
Confederate forces under John S. Marmaduke are repelled at the Battle of Cape Girardeau in Missouri.
Union forces under Major General Ulysses Grant proceed to Hard Times Landing, Mississippi.