Portal:American Civil War/This week in American Civil War history/45

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October 31[edit]


November 1[edit]

1861 - Port Royal - Defenders received a telegram: "The enemy's expedition is intended for Port Royal."

November 2[edit]

November 3[edit]

1863 - Collierville - James R. Chalmers's bold raid on Collierville, Shelby County, Tennessee ran into more trouble than expected when raiding cavalry was attacked in the flanks by the 3rd U.S. Cavalry Brigade under Edward Hatch

November 4[edit]

1864 - Johnsonville - In an effort to check the Union army’s advance through Georgia, Nathan Bedford Forrest led a 23-day raid culminating in this attack on the Union supply base in Benton County, Tennessee

November 5[edit]

1862 - Washington, D.C. - Abraham Lincoln removed George B. McClellan as commander of the Union Army for the second and final time.

November 6[edit]

1861 - Richmond - Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

1863 - Droop Mountain - William Averell's raid on the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad encountered a brigade under John Echols in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, but Averell outflanked his opponent

1865 - Liverpool - CSS Shenandoah was the last Confederate combat unit to surrender after circumnavigating the globe on its cruise that sank or captured 37 vessels.