Events in Civil War (1864)

1864 - December, 22
Union General William T. Sherman presents the city of Savannah, Georgia, to President Lincoln
1864 - September, 4
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan is Killed - Confederate General John Hunt Morgan, the leader of Morgan's Raid, is killed by Union cavalrymen during a raid on the town of Greenville, Tennessee. Read more »
1864 - September, 2
Atlanta Campaign Ends - The Atlanta Campaign ended when Confederate General John Bell Hood ordered the Army of Tennessee to evacuate Atlanta on September 1, 1864, enabling Sherman to occupy the city on the next day. Read more »
1864 - September, 1
John Bell Hood Evacuates Atlanta - The Atlanta Campaign ended when Confederate General John Bell Hood ordered the Army of Tennessee to evacuate Atlanta on September 1, 1864, enabling Sherman to occupy the city on the next day. Read more »
1864 - May, 7
Atlanta Campaign Begins - The Atlanta Campaign was an 1864 Union offensive fought in northern Georgia. The campaign began on May 7, 1864 when three Federal armies under the command of Major General William T. Sherman invaded Georgia from the vicinity of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Read more »
1864 - May, 1
Clement Vallandigham Delivers Anti-War Speech at Mount Vernon, Ohio - Peace Democrats rallied on May 1, 1863 in Mount Vernon, Ohio. At this gathering, Ohio's leading Peace Democrats, including Clement Vallandigham, urged attendees to denounce the Union war effort and to protest against Ambrose Burnside's General Order No. 38. Read more »
1864 - April, 18
Battle of Poison Spring - Confederates attacked a Union foraging party in Ouachita County, Arkansas. Many men of the 1st Kansas Colored Infantry were victims of revenge killings by Rebels from the border regions and scalpings by Native Americans in Confederate service whose homes in the Indian Territory had been raided. Read more »
1864 - February, 15
U.S. Supreme Court Issues a Decision Against Clement Vallandigham in the Case of "ex parte Vallandigham" - On February 15, 1864, the Court ruled unanimously in the case of "ex parte Vallandigham" that it had no Constitutional jurisdiction over military courts. Read more »

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