Entries in Civil War (1864)

Medary, Samuel
Samuel Medary was a prominent Ohio newspaper publisher. During the American Civil War, his newspaper, the Crisis, was a nationally prominent voice for Peace Democrats. Continue Reading »
Meridian Campaign
Union General William T. Sherman's Meridian Campaign served as a modest rehearsal for his later "March to the Sea" in Georgia, and the Carolinas Campaign, by spreading a path of destruction across central Mississippi in early 1864. Continue Reading »
Meridian, Battle of
Following the Federal breakout from Chattanooga in November of 1863, Major General William T. Sherman returned to Vicksburg Sherman intended to destroy Southern infrastructure in the area, thereby freeing up troops to move east and participate in his upcoming Atlanta Campaign. Continue Reading »
Message Assigning Hardee to Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
On October 28, 1864, CSA Secretary of War James Seddon announced that William J. Hardee was appointed commander of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Continue Reading »
Message from Jefferson Davis Instructing Leonidas Polk to Join Forces with Joseph E. Johnston in Georgia
On May 4, 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis instructed Leonidas Polk to bring his Army of Mississippi to Georgia to join forces with Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message from Jefferson Davis Relieving William J. Hardee from Duty with the Army of Tennessee
On September 28, 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis ordered John Bell Hood to relieve William J. Hardee from duty with the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message from Jefferson Davis to Hood, Hardee, and Stewart Regarding Hood's Appointment as Commander of the Army of Tennessee
On July 18, 1864, Confederate President Jefferson Davis responded to a message from Generals John Bell Hood, William J. Hardee, and Alex Stewart questioning the timing of Hood's appointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message from John Bell Hood Confirming He Had Assumed Command of the Department and Army of Tennessee
On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood informed Confederate President Jefferson Davis that he had assumed command of the army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message from John Bell Hood Regarding His Appointment as Commander of the Army of Tennessee
On July 18, 1864, General John Bell Hood sent a message to Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army, acknowledging his appointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message from Joseph E. Johnston Reacting to Orders to Transfer Command of the Army of Tennessee to John Bell Hood
On July 18, 1864, General Joseph E Johnston replied to orders from Confederate President Jefferson Davis to transfer command of the Army of Tennessee to General John Bell Hood. Continue Reading »
Message from W.T. Sherman to William Sooy Smith
On January 27, 1864. William T. Sherman ordered Brigadier General William Sooy Smith to drive south through Mississippi and rendezvous with him at Meridian on or about February 10. Continue Reading »
Message from William J. Hardee Assuming Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida
On October 6, 1864, William J. Hardee informed Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army that he had assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. Continue Reading »
Message Relieving Joseph E. Johnston from Command of the Army of Tennessee
On July 17, 1864, Samuel Cooper, Adjutant and Inspector-General of the Confederate Army informed General Joseph Johnston that he was relieved from command of the Army and Department of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Message to Jefferson Davis from Hood, Hardee, and Stewart Regarding Hood's Appointment as Commander of Army of Tennessee
On July 18, 1864, Confederate Generals John Bell Hood, William J. Hardee, and Alex P. Stewart wrote to President Jefferson Davis questioning the timing of Hood's appointment as commander of the Army of Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Michigan, U.S.S.
Built at Erie, Pennsylvania and commissioned in 1843, the U.S.S. Michigan spent its entire career patrolling the Great Lakes. For most of its term of service, it was the only iron-hulled ship patrolling the Great Lakes in the United States Navy. Continue Reading »
Mitchell's Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Monocacy, Battle of
The Battle of Monocacy, also known as the Battle of Monocacy Junction and the Battle of Monocacy River, was fought in Frederick County, Maryland on July 9, 1864. Continue Reading »
Mount Adams Battery
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Nashville, Battle of
The Battle of Nashville was a military engagement that took place in Davidson County, Tennessee, near the city of Nashville, on December 15 and 16, 1864 during the Franklin-Nashville Campaign. Continue Reading »
Neil's Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »

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