April 29 In Civil War History

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On this day in Civil War history
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April 29 Birthdays

1815 - Abram Duryée, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in NYC, New York (d. 1890)

Monday April 29 1861
  • The State of Maryland Convention, at Annapolis, votes down secession by the vote of 53-13.
Tuesday April 29 1862
  • Action at West Bridge, near Bridgeport, AL, by Brig. Gen. Ormsby Mitchel, USA.
  • The Federal advance from Pittsburg Landing, under Maj. Gen. Henry W. Halleck, USA, upon, and the siege of Corinth, MS, and the pursuit of the Confederate forces to Guntown, MS, under Gen. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard, CSA.
  • Skirmish near Batchelder's Creek, NC, with Maj. Andrew Elwell, the 23 MA Infantry.
  • Engagements at Pineberry Battery, Willstown, White Point, SC, with the destruction of the Confederate battery at Pineberry.
  • Skirmish near Cumberland Gap, TN.
  • Federal raid on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, near Bethel Station, TN.
  • Skirmish near Monterey, TN.
  • The Federal occupation of Purdy, TN.
Wednesday April 29 1863
  • Federal expeditions from Opelousas to Chicotville and Bayou Boeuf, LA. (Apr 29-30)
  • Skirmish at Brookhaven, MS, with Col. Benjamin H. Grierson, USA.
  • Federal demonstration against Haynes' and Drumgould's Bluffs, or engagement at Snyder's Mill, MS, by Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman, USA. (Apa 29-May 1)
  • The US Naval bombardment of Grand Gulf, MS, and the passage of the Confederate shore batteries, by the US gunboats, USS Benton, Carondelet, Louisville, Mound City, and the Pittsburg.
  • Skirmish at Castor River, MO, with Brig. Gen. John S.Marmaduke, CSA.
  • Federal reconnaissance on the Chapel Hill Pike, TN.
  • Federal scout from La Grange, TN, into Northern Mississippi. (Apr 29-May 5)
  • Federal reconnaissance from Murfreesborough, on Manchester Pike, TN. (Apr 29-May 2)
  • Skirmishes at Crook's Run and Germanna Ford, near Fredericksburg, VA, the Chancellorsville Campaign.
  • Federal operations at Franklin's Crossing, or Deep Run, near Fredericksburg, VA. (Apr 29-May 2)
  • Federal operations at Pollock's Mill Creek (White Oak Run), or Fitzhugh's Crossing, near Fredericksburg, VA. (Apr 29-May 2)
  • Skirmish at Fairmont, WV, about 15 miles south of Morgantown, WV, with Brig. Gen. William E. Jones, CSA.
  • Maj. Gen. John Stoneman, USA, Cavalry Raid, VA, (Apr 29-May 7)
  • Skirmishes near Kellysville, Brandy Station, and Stevensburg, VA.
Friday April 29 1864
  • James Bearing, CS A, is appointed Brig. Gen.
  • Skirmish at the Ouachita River, AR, with Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, the Camden (AR) Campaign.
  • Skirmish near Saline Bottom, AR, with Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, the Camden (AR) Campaign.
  • The Federal Districts of West Florida and of Key West and the Tortugas are attached to the Defenses of New Orleans.
  • Federal reconnaissance from Ringgold toward Tunnel Hill, GA, with encounters between Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick, USA and Brig. Gen. William Young Conn Humes, CSA.
  • Skirmish at Grand Ecore, LA, the Red River (LA) Campaign.
  • Skirmish in the Sni Hills, MO.
  • Federal expedition from Newport Barracks to Swansborough, NC, where the Federals capture 3 fishing boats and 225 barrels of salted fish ready for shipment to Kinston, NC. (Apr 29-30)
  • Skirmish in Berry County, TN.
Saturday April 29 1865
  • Skirmish on the Cumberland River, near Eddyville, in Lyon County, KY, where the USS Moose captures a Confederate raiding party numbering about 200 Confederates of Brig. Gen. Abram Burford's command.
  • Federal expedition from Saint Louis, MO, to receive the surrender of Bvt. Brig. Gen. M. Jeff. Thompson, CSA. (Apr 29-Jun 11)
  • President Jefferson Davis and his entourage arrives at Yorkville, SC.
  • President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrives at Columbus, OH, where the mourning masses pay their last respects.
April 29 Deaths

1867 - Cadwalader Ringgold, American Commander (Union Navy), dies at 64 in New York, NY.
1879 - Douglas H. Cooper, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 63 in Bryan County, OK.
1891 - Armistead Lindsay Long, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 65 in Charlottesville, VA.
1920 - William Henry Seward, Jr., Union Brigadier General in the American Civil War dies at 80 in Auburn, NY. (b. 1839)