Ike the moderator
- May 12, 2019
- Reaction score
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag
July 31, 1816 - George Henry Thomas born, Southampton County, Virginia.
July 31, 1817 - Philip Cook Jr, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1894)
July 31, 1825 - Thomas Hart Taylor, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), (d. 1901)
July 31, 1837 - William Clarke Quantrill, Col (Confederate Army), born in Dover, Ohio (d. 1865)
July 31, 1861 - 11 Union officers are submitted to Congress to be promoted to brigadier general - including Grant, Sherman, Hooker, Franklin and others.
July 31, 1861 - The Pro-Union Missouri State Convention elects Hamilton R. Gramble as the new governor of Missouri, replacing Claiborne Jackson.
July 31, 1861 - Brig. Gen. John Pope, USA, issues General Order Number 3, and formulates a plan for the suppression of the lawless elements and permanent pacification of North Missouri.
July 31, 1861 - The Army of the State of Tennessee is transferred to the Confederate States of America.
July 31, 1862 - Confederate attack on the Union camps and shipping between Shirley and Harrison's Landing, VA. (Jul 31-Aug 1)
July 31, 1862 - In response to Union General John Pope's order that citizens be shot as spies, Confederate President Jefferson Davis orders Pope's officers be held as felons and not prisoners-of-war.
July 31, 1862 - Braxton Bragg [CS] and Kirby Smith [CS] meet in Chattanooga to agree on strategy against the Army of the Ohio.
July 31, 1863 - Skirmish at Lancaster, KY, with Col. John S. Scott's Confederate Raiders.
July 31, 1863 - Skirmish at Paint Lick Bridge, KY, with Col. John S. Scott, CSA.
July 31, 1863 - Skirmish at Stanford, KY, with Col. John S. Scott, CSA.
July 31, 1863 - Skirmish at Saint Catharine's Creek, near Natchez, MS, with 1,500 Union mounted men of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's command.
July 31, 1863 - Skirmishes at Kelly's Ford, VA. (Jul 31-Aug 1)
July 31, 1863 - Skirmish at Moms' Mills, WV.
July 31, 1864 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.
July 31, 1864 - Affair near Watkins' Plantation, Northern AL.
July 31, 1864 - Action near Fort Smith, AR, with Federals under the command of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA, commanding the Dept. of Arkansas.
July 31, 1864 - Affair at Orange Grove, near Donaldsonville, LA, where the Confederate attack on the Union pickets results in no casualties on either side.
July 31, 1864 - Skirmish at Hancock, MD, as Brig. Gen. William W. Averell, USA, Cavalry is ordered against the Confederate Cavalry under Brig. Gen. John McCausland, CSA, which torched Chambersburg, PA.
July 31, 1875 - Andrew Johnson, 17th US President (Unionist: 1865-69), dies of a stroke at 66.