What Happened in Nov 1864

  • Battle of Honey Hill

    Description: Leaving Hilton Head on November 28, a Union expeditionary force under Maj. Gen. John P. Hatch steamed up the Broad River in transports... Read more

  • Battle of Johnsonville

    Description: In an effort to check the Union army’s advance through Georgia, Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest led a 23-day raid culminating in an... Read more

  • 1864 Presidential Election

    After Union victories at Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga in 1863, overall victory seemed at hand, and Lincoln promoted Ulysses S. Grant... Read more

  • Battle of Bull's Gap

    Description: In November 1864, Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge undertook an expedition into East Tennessee, anticipating that Confederate... Read more

  • Sherman's March to the Sea

    Sherman's March to the Sea is the name commonly given to the Savannah Campaign conducted through Georgia from November 15, 1864 to December 21,... Read more

  • Battle of Griswoldville

    Description: Brig. Gen. Charles Walcutt was ordered to make a demonstration, with the six infantry regiments and one battery that comprised his... Read more

  • Battle of Columbia

    Description:Conflict near Columbia, during Hood’s 1864 Tennessee invasion, constituted a Confederate diversion as part of a maneuver designed to... Read more

  • Battle of Buck Head Creek

    Description: As Sherman’s infantry marched southeast through Georgia, his cavalry, under Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick moved northeastward, on... Read more

  • Battle of Spring Hill

    Description: Spring Hill was the prelude to the Battle of Franklin. On the night of November 28, 1864, Gen. John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee... Read more

  • Sand Creek massacre

    The Sand Creek Massacre (also known as the Chivington massacre or the Battle of Sand Creek or the Massacre of Cheyenne Indians) was an incident in... Read more

  • Charles Darwin awarded Royal Society's Copley Medal

    Darwin was awarded the Copley Medal; the highest honor bestowed by the Royal Society. Busk and Falconer, both members of the X-Club, nominated him.... Read more

  • Second Battle of Franklin

    Description: Having lost a good opportunity at Spring Hill to hurt significantly the Union Army, Gen. John B. Hood marched in rapid pursuit of Maj.... Read more