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March 14[edit]

1862 - New Bern - One of the rare Eastern Theater Union tactical victories in 1862, Ambrose Burnside's three brigade expeditionary force crossed the Neuse River and drove Confederate defenders from this Craven County town for the balance of the war

1862 - New Madrid, Missouri - After a one-day bombardment by siege artillery of the Union Army of the Mississippi, the Confederate forces under Brigadier General John P. McCown abandon the town and move to Island No. 10

March 15[edit]

1862 - Island No. 10 - Union gunboats and mortars arrive at the island, and the siege of the island begins

1863 - Fort Anderson - D.H. Hill's North Carolinians, unable to break Union barricades in the face of steady Federal naval gunfire, retire after nearly breaching the fort

March 16[edit]

1861 - Austin - Edward Clark became Governor of Texas, replacing Sam Houston, who was evicted from the office for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Confederacy.

1865 - Averasborough - William Hardee's Confederate corps morning assault Henry Slocum's Army of Georgia failed to delay William T. Sherman's pending attack at Bentonville, North Carolina

March 17[edit]

1863 - Kellyville - Culpeper County, Virginia

March 18[edit]

1865 - Richmond - The Congress of the Confederate States of America adjourned for the last time.

March 19[edit]

1863 - Charleston Harbor - The SS Georgiana, said to have been the most powerful Confederate cruiser, was destroyed on her maiden voyage with cargo of munitions, medicines and merchandise then valued at over $1,000,000. The wreck was discovered on the same day and month, exactly 102 years later by then teenage diver and pioneer underwater archaeologist E. Lee Spence.

1865 - Bentonville - By the end of the battle two days later the Confederate forces have retreated from Four Oaks, North Carolina.

March 20[edit]

1863 - Vaught's Hill -