At the Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry in Arkansas, Union troops under Major General Frederick Steele fight off a Confederate army under General Edmund Kirby Smith, allowing Steele to continue retreating towards Little Rock, Arkansas.
Union Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Bailey begins work on a dam on the Red River to allow Rear Admiral David Porter’s flotilla to pass over the Alexandria falls.
Thomas S. Williamson, a missionary to the Sioux Indians, writes to Abraham Lincoln asking him to pardon the Sioux Indians imprisoned at Davenport, Iowa for taking part in the Sioux uprising in 1862.
After the defeat at Marks’ Mills the previous day, Union Major General Frederick Steele abandons Camden, Arkansas, and retreats to Little Rock.
At the Battle of Marks’ Mills, Confederate troops under Major General James F. Fagan force a brigade of Union infantry to surrender.
Union victory at the Battle of Cane River Crossing.
The Coinage Act of 1864 was passed, which first allowed the phrase “In God We Trust” to appear on certain coins (1¢ and 2¢ coins).
As the Red River Campaign deteriorates, Union Major General Nathaniel Banks begins withdrawing from Grand Ecore to Alexandria, Louisiana.
After a three-day assault, Confederate forces under Major General Robert Hoke capture Plymouth, North Carolina.