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On this day in Civil War history
Compiled by Mitchell Werksman and Jim Klag
March 22, 1813 - Gabriel René Paul, American Brigadier General (Union Army), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1886)
March 22, 1817 - Braxton Bragg, Gen (Confederate Army), born in Warrenton, NC. (d. 1876)
March 22, 1819 - William Wirt Adams, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Frankfort, KY. (d. 1888)
March 22, 1822 - Seth Williams, American Brevet Major General (Union Army), born in Augusta, Maine (d. 1866)
March 22, 1824 - William Henry Chase Whiting, American Major General (Confederate Army), born in Biloxi, Mississippi (d. 1865)
March 22, 1834 - Francis Asbury Shoup, Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Franklin County, IN. (d. 1896)
March 22, 1861 - Col. William W. Loring, USA, assumes the command of the Dept. of New Mexico (Territory).
March 22, 1862 - The following are appointed Union Major Generals:
Don Carlos Buell, U.S.A.
John Pope, U.S.A.
Franz Sigel, U.S.A.
March 22, 1862 - Richard James Oglesby, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
March 22, 1862 - Operations in the Humboldt Military Division, C A. (Mar 22-Aug 31)
March 22, 1862 - Skirmish at Little Santa Fe, or Independence, MO, as the 2nd KS Cavalry, under Col. Robert B. Mitchell, USA, search for the notorious guerrilla, William Clarke Quantrill.
March 22, 1862 - The British vessel, the Oreto, embarks from Liverpool, England, for Nassau, the Bahamas Islands, which was sold to the Confederacy and will be renamed the CSS Florida.
March 22, 1862 - Skirmish on the Post Oak, MO.
March 22, 1862 - Skirmish at Kernstown, VA, as Brig. Gen. James Shields, USA, encounters Maj. Gen. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA.
March 22, 1862 - The Middle Military Dept. is constituted, under the command of Maj. Gen. John A. Dix, USA, headquartered at Baltimore, MD.
March 22, 1863 - A detachment of John Morgan's [CS] cavalry captures the federal outpost at Mount Sterling, Kentucky.
March 22, 1863 - Skirmish near the head of the White River, AR, as the Confederates attack a party of Union men assisting a beef contractor with his cattle.
March 22, 1863 - Brig. Gen. John Pegram's Confederate expedition into Kentucky. (Mar 22-Apr 1)
March 22, 1863 - Skirmish at Blue Springs, near Independence, MO, with guerrillas.
March 22, 1863 - The destruction of the Confederate steamer, Georgiana, off the coast of Charleston, SC.
March 22, 1863 - Skirmish near Murfreesboro, TN.
March 22, 1863 - Affairs at Selecman's Ford, and at Mrs. Violett's, near Occoquan, VA, as the Confederates probably by men under Capt. John Mosby, CSA, capture yet another group of Union reserve pickets.
March 22, 1864 - Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball, USA, is assigned to the command of the Dept. of Arkansas, north of the Arkansas River, during the absence in the field of Maj. Gen. Frederick Steele, USA.
March 22, 1864 - Skirmish with Indians at Bald Spring Canon, on the Eel River, CA, where 2 Indian men are killed.
March 22, 1864 - Affair at Fancy Farms, KY, 10 miles south of Mayfield, where the postmaster was shot, the Catholic chapel destroyed, and the Willet & Boswell's store was broken into by the Confederates.
March 22, 1864 - Maj. Gen. Lewis Wallace, USA, supersedes Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood, USA, in the command of the Middle Dept., currently headquartered at Baltimore, MD.
March 22, 1864 - Skirmish at Langley's Plantation, Issaquena County, MS, as the Federals travel aboard a tug to search for Confederates. The Union force included 1 company of the 66th US Colored Infantry.
March 22, 1864 - Affair at Corpus Christi, TX.
March 22, 1864 - Affair at Winchester, VA.
March 22, 1865 - Theodore Washington Brevard, CSA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
March 22, 1865 - Brig. Gen. James Harrison Wilson's US Cavalry Raid, 13,500 strong, from Chickasaw to Selma, AL, and Macon, GA, in an attempt to destroy one of the last remaining munitions manufacturing facilities of the Confederacy. (Mar 22-Apr 24)
March 22, 1865 - Brig. Gen. Edward Hatch, USA, assumes the command of all the troops of the Cavalry Corps, the Military Division of the Mississippi, remaining at Eastport, MS.
March 22, 1865 - Guerrillas operations about Stephenson's Mill, 16 miles southwest of Salem, MO, on the Current River, as bushwhackers set fire to, and burn the fort there, in part, for retaliation for the local miller failing to have the quantity of meal ground for 250 rebels they had demanded yesterday. (Mar 22-23)
March 22, 1865 - Skirmish at Black Creek, NC.
March 22, 1865 - Skirmish at Hannah's Creek, NC.
March 22, 1865 - Skirmish at Mill Creek, NC.
March 22, 1865 - Skirmish at Celina, TN.
March 22, 1865 - Skirmish 9.5 miles from Patterson Creek Station, WV, as the Federal Cavalry attacks McNeill's Partisan Rangers.
March 22, 1865 - The siege of Petersburg is ongoing.
March 22, 1912 - Henry Harrison Walker, American Brigadier General (Confederate Army), dies at 79 in Morristown, NJ.