December 2 In Civil War History

Discussion in 'On This Day' started by Jim Klag, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. Jim Klag

    Jim Klag Ike the moderator Staff Member Moderator

    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    182
    on this day 4.jpg
    On this day in Civil War history
    Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag
    December 2, 1802 - Melancthon Smith Wade, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 1868)
    December 2, 1806 - Thomas Jefferson asks Congress to ban all slave importation on January 1, 1808, the earliest date allowed in the U. S. Constitution.
    December 2, 1821 - Rufus Barringer, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Cabarrus County, North Carolina (d. 1895)
    December 2, 1837 - Charles Garrison Harker, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in Swedesboro, New Jersey (d. 1864)
    December 2, 1845 - Manifest Destiny: US President James K. Polk announces to Congress that the United States should aggressively expand into the West
    December 2, 1857 - "Free-staters" take control of the Kansas legislature following their election in October.
    December 2, 1859 - John Brown is hung in Charleston, Virginia (present-day West Virginia) for the raid on Harper's Ferry.
    December 2, 1861 - Brig. Gen. James William Denver, USA, is assigned to the command of all troops in the state of Kansas.
    December 2, 1861 - Skirmish at Annandale, VA, with Brig. Gen. Louis Blenker, USA.
    December 2, 1862 - William Thompson Martin, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
    December 2, 1862 - Skirmish on the Blackwater, near Franklin, VA.
    December 2, 1862 - Federal reconnaissance from Bolivar Heights to Winchester, VA, and skirmishes at Charlestown, WV, and Berryville, VA, etc. (Dec 2-6)
    December 2, 1862 - The capture of Union pickets near Dumfries, VA.
    December 2, 1862 - Skirmish at Leeds' Ferry, Rappahannock River, VA, as the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac prepare to square off.
    December 2, 1863 - Meade withdraws to north of the Rapidan, ending the brief Mine Run Campaign in Virginia.
    December 2, 1863 - Federal Scout from Waldron, AR, to Mount Ida, Caddo Gap, and Dallas, MO. (Dec 2-7)
    December 2, 1863 - Lieut. Gen. William J. Hardee, CSA, supersedes Gen. Braxton Bragg, CSA, in the command of the Army of Tennessee, at Dalton, GA, after Gen. Bragg asks President Jefferson Davis to be relieved of command following the Confederate setbacks in the Tennessee arena of warfare.
    December 2, 1863 - Skirmish at Philadelphia, TN.
    December 2, 1863 - The Federal descent on Salsbury, TN, on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad.
    December 2, 1863 - Action at Walker's Ford, Clinch River, TN, the Knoxville, TN, Campaign.
    December 2, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.
    December 2, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr., CSA, is mortally wounded during the siege of Petersburg, VA, instantly killed by a Federal artillery shell, the day after his 32nd birthday, as he observed the enemy through his telescope.
    December 2, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Sterling Price's, CSA, command reaches Laynesport, AR, ending his latest and last expedition into Missouri.
    December 2, 1864 - Skirmish at Buck Head Creek, GA, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. Wm. Sherman.
    December 2, 1864 - Skirmish at Rocky Creek Church, GA, the "March to the Sea," Campaign by Maj. Gen. Wm. Sherman.
    December 2, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Greenville M. Dodge, USA, is appointed to the command of the Dept. of the Missouri, and vice Maj. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, USA.
    December 2, 1864 - Confederate operations against the stockades and block-houses on the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad, as Lieut. Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA, approaches the Union defensive lines of Nashville, TN. (Dec 2-4)
    December 2, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Thomas J. Wood, USA, assumes the command of the 4th US Army Corps, because vice Maj. Gen. David S. Stanley, USA, is wounded at the battle of Franklin, TN.
    December 2, 1865 - Alabama ratifies the 13th Amendment, the 27th state to do so.
    December 2, 1890 - Cadmus M. Wilcox, American Major General (Confederate Army - American Civil War), dies at 66 in Washington,DC.
     
    jgoodguy likes this.
  2. 5fish

    5fish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    783
    jgoodguy likes this.
  3. 5fish

    5fish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    783
    Hardee was given temporary command of the Army of Tennessee before Joseph E. Johnston took over command at Dalton, Georgia. In February 1864, Johnston was ordered by the President to dispatch Hardee to Alabama, to reinforce General Polk against General Sherman's Meridian Campaign.

     
    jgoodguy likes this.
  4. 5fish

    5fish Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    783
    Hardee commanded the AoT for 25 days...

    Hardee
    renewed his opposition to serving under Bragg and joined a group of officers who finally convinced Confederate President Jefferson Davis to relieve Bragg. Hardee was given temporary command of the Army of Tennessee before Joseph E. Johnston took over command at Dalton, Georgia.

    December 27, 1863 Joe Johnston takes command of the Army of Tennessee in Dalton Georgia
    Joseph E. Johnston
    Army of Tennessee
     
    jgoodguy likes this.

Share This Page