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THE CIVIL WAR
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

1861:
The Fall of Cape Hatteras
26 August - The first Federal joint army-navy expedition of the war set out to close Hatteras Inlet, one of North Carolina’s busiest ports...

The Battle of Wilson's Creek
10 August - Federals not only suffered a second major defeat within a month, but they lost an army commander as well...


1862:
The Battle of Second Bull Run: Groveton
28 August - Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates attacked a portion of John Pope’s Federal army northwest of Manassas, sparking the Battle of Second Bull Run...

The Second Bull Run Campaign: Manassas Junction
27 August - Confederate troops under Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson descended on one of the largest Federal supply depots in Virginia, between the rear of John Pope’s Federal army and Washington, DC...

The Prayer of Twenty Millions
20 August - Horace Greeley published an editorial in the influential New York Tribune that challenged Abraham Lincoln to enforce the laws to preserve the Union. This prompted a rare public response from the president...

The Sioux Uprising of 1862
17 August - In southwestern Minnesota, Dakota Sioux Native Americans rebelled against local settlers and Federals authorities in what became known as the Sioux Uprising, or the Dakota War, of 1862...

Slave Emancipation or Slave Colonization
14 August - President Abraham Lincoln hosted a conference of black men at the White House, where he reiterated his desire that they voluntarily leave America...

The Battle of Cedar Mountain
9 August - General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates attacked Federals threatening the Confederate capital from northern Virginia...


1864:
The Second Battle of Ream's Station
25 August - Confederates scored another victory on the Weldon Railroad south of Petersburg, decimating the Federal II Corps...

Lincoln Predicts His Own Defeat
23 August - President Abraham Lincoln asked his cabinet members to endorse a confidential memo acknowledging that he would probably not win the upcoming presidential election...

The Battle of Globe Tavern
18 August - Combat erupted between the Petersburg siege lines when Federals tried moving beyond the Confederates’ western flank to sever the Weldon Railroad...

The Middle Military Division
7 August - Major General Philip H. Sheridan took command of the new Federal Middle Military Division. Sheridan’s objective was to protect Washington while clearing Confederates out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley once and for all...

The Wade-Davis Manifesto
5 August - Senator Benjamin F. Wade of Ohio and Representative Henry W. Davis of Maryland bitterly denounced President Abraham Lincoln’s veto of a bill designed to give Congress the authority to impose a harsh reconstruction program on the Confederate states...





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