1864 in the United States

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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 8 – 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]

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Ongoing[edit]

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Full date unknown[edit]

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