1864 in the United States

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1864 in the United States
Years: 1861 1862 186318641865 1866 1867

Flag
US flag 35 stars.svg
35 stars (1863–65)

Timeline of United States history
History of the United States (1849–65)

Events from the year 1864 in the United States.

Incumbents[edit]

Federal Government[edit]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

February[edit]

  • February 9 – American Civil War: Libby Prison Escape – 109 Union soldiers escape from the Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia, 59 making it back to their home territory.
  • February 17 – American Civil War: The tiny Confederate submarine Hunley torpedoes the USS Housatonic, becoming the first submarine to sink an enemy ship (the sub and her crew of 8 are also lost).
  • February 25 – American Civil War: The first Northern prisoners arrive at the Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia (the 500 prisoners had left Richmond, Virginia, 7 days before).

March[edit]

March 9: Ulysses S. Grant commands all Union armies

April[edit]

May[edit]

June[edit]

July[edit]

August[edit]

September[edit]

  • September 1 -American Civil War: Confederate General Hood evacuates Atlanta after a 4-month siege mounted by Union General Sherman.
  • September 2 – American Civil War: Union forces under General Sherman enter Atlanta a day after the Confederate defenders fled the city.
  • September 7 – American Civil War: Atlanta, Georgia is evacuated on orders of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman.

October[edit]

November[edit]

November 15–December 21: Sherman's March to the Sea

December[edit]

Undated[edit]

Ongoing[edit]

Births[edit]

January to June[edit]

July to December[edit]

Full date unknown[edit]

Deaths[edit]

January to June[edit]

July to December[edit]

External links[edit]