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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 6:05 pm 
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January 16, 1864 Saturday
A fairly severe two-day engagement between cavalry units was fought at and near Dandridge, Tennessee with considerable casualties. Eventually the Federals withdrew toward Strawberry Plains ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Dandridge ). Other fighting occurred in White County, Tennessee; Oak Ridge, Mississippi; and near Turkey Creek, Virginia. Until the middle of February sporadic operations took place in northwestern Arkansas. Federal Maj Gen Samuel R. Curtis ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Ryan_Curtis ) assumed command of the reestablished Department of Kansas.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:20 pm 
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January 17, 1864 Sunday
Federals scouted from Brownsville, and skirmishing occurred at Lewisburg, Arkansas and at Ellis’ and Ely’s fords, Virginia. A fire killed two officers in their quarters at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois and destroyed quantities of quartermaster’s supplies.

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January 18, 1864 Monday
Substantial opposition to the Confederate conscription law continued to develop in western North Carolina, and protest meetings were held throughout the winter. Federals skirmished with Confederate guerrillas at Grand Gulf, Mississippi. Union pickets drove off Confederates in an affair at Flint Hill, Virginia.

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January 19, 1864 Tuesday
The Arkansas pro-Union Constitutional Convention at Little Rock adopted an anti-slavery measure. The new constitution was ratified by popular vote March 14. Skirmishes took place at Branchville, Arkansas and at Big Springs near Tazewell in east Tennessee. Federal scouts from Williamsburg, Virginia lasted several days. In Washington the Administration continued to be concerned over the problem of cotton trading with people in Confederate territory.

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January 20, 1864 Wednesday
Federal naval vessels made a reconnaissance of Forts Morgan and Gaines at the mouth of Mobile Bay. For some time Grant and others had urged an attack on Mobile, and Confederates feared such an effort. Skirmishing broke out at Tracy City, Tennessee and Island No 76 on the Mississippi River. For ten days there were minor operations in the District of North Carolina.

President Lincoln suspended five scheduled army executions. The President also told Gen Frederick Steele, commanding in Arkansas, that in view of the proposed anti-slavery state constitution, an election should be ordered at once.

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January 21, 1864 Thursday
Indicative of the trend in many areas of the occupied Confederacy, pro-Northern citizens of Tennessee met at Nashville and proposed a constitutional convention and abolition of slavery. Limited military action included skirmishing at Strawberry Plains and Armstrong’s Ferry, Tennessee Jan 21-22; a scout from Chattanooga by Federals to Harrison and Ooltewah, Tennessee; other Union scouting from Rossville toward Dalton, Georgia and the Confederate lines, Jan 21-23; five days of Yankee scouting in Arkansas from Waldron to Baker’s Springs. Distillation of whisky was forbidden in the Federal Department of the Ohio, due to the scarcity of grain.

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January 22, 1864 Friday
In an important shake-up Maj Gen Rosecrans was named commander of the Federal Department of the Missouri, replacing Maj Gen J.M. Schofield. Schofield, replaced because of the political uproar between moderate and radical Union men, soon took over the Department of the Ohio.

Isaac Murphy ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaac_Murphy ) was inaugurated provisional governor of Arkansas in the restored pro-Union government, pending elections in the spring. He had been chosen by the State Convention. President Lincoln told an Arkansas delegation to Washington that he would not appoint a separate military governor but would leave administration to Gen Steele, now in command of the state, until the new state government could be set up.

In military operations some Federal forage wagons were captured near Wilsonville, Tennessee. Fighting occurred at Germantown and Ellis’ Ford, Virginia; Subligna, Georgia; and at Clear Creek and Tomahawk in operations in northwest Arkansas.

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January 23, 1864 Saturday
President Lincoln approved a policy whereby plantation owners would recognize the freedom of their former slaves and hire them by fair contracts in order “to re-commence the cultivation of their plantations.” He urged the military authorities to support such a free-labor system. The Treasury Department annulled most restrictions upon trade in Kentucky and Missouri. Minor fighting increased somewhat, with a skirmish near Newport, Tennessee; an affair near Woodville, Alabama; a Union scout from La Grange, Tennessee to Ripley, Mississippi; an affair at Cowskin Bottom, Indian Territory; a four-day Federal scout from Patterson, Missouri to Cherokee Bay, Arkansas; an affair at Bailey’s on Crooked Creek, with skirmishing on Rolling Prairie in northwest Arkansas; and a Union scout from Charles Town, West Virginia to Woodstock, Virginia until the twenty-fifth.

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January 24, 1864 Sunday
While the principal fronts remained quiet, small fights and guerrilla depredations continued. Operations took place near Natchez, Mississippi; Confederates captured some Union pickets at Love’s Hill near Knoxville, Tennessee; and a skirmish flared at Tazewell, Tennessee. Federals undertook a two-day expedition up the James River in Virginia.

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January 25, 1864 Monday
Union forces evacuated Corinth, Mississippi in a move to consolidate their occupation points in the West. Skirmishing occurred at La Grange, Tennessee; Mount Pleasant, Mississippi; Bainbridge Ferry and near the Sweet Water, northern Alabama; on the Little Missouri River and at Sulphur Springs, Arkansas. To Feb 5 a Federal expedition operated from Scottsboro, Alabama toward Rome, Georgia. In Florida an affair took place at Bayou Grand.

In Charleston, as the intermittent firing on Fort Sumter continued, the Courier said, “The whizzing of shells overhead has become a matter of so little interest as to excite scarcely any attention from passers-by.” Fire destroyed Confederate hospital buildings at Camp Winder near Richmond.

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January 26, 1864 Tuesday
President Lincoln officially approved new trade regulations for dealing with former Confederate territory and for so-called “trading with the enemy.” President Lincoln ordered suspension of execution in nine cases. In Tennessee skirmishing erupted near Knoxville and at Sevierville; in northern Alabama at Athens; and in Arkansas at Caddo Gap. An affair occurred in the San Andres Mountains, New Mexico Territory.

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January 27, 1864 Wednesday
President Davis asked Gen Braxton Bragg to come to Richmond from Montgomery, Alabama if his health permitted. President Lincoln told Gen Steele in Arkansas that Steele and the civilian authorities could handle details of the new Arkansas government so long as the free state constitution provisions were retained.

Fighting included action at Fair Gardens or Kelly’s Ford, and near Knoxville, Tennessee; on the Cumberland River, Kentucky; near Thoroughfare Mountain, Virginia; and forays until Feb 7 in Hampshire and Hardy counties, West Virginia.

President Lincoln telegraphs Gen Foster: "Is a supposed correspondence between Gen. Longstreet and yourself, about the amnesty proclamation, which is now in the newspapers, genuine?" ( http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/te ... oln7%3A318 )

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January 28, 1864 Thursday
There were operations around New Berne, North Carolina to Feb 10; a skirmish at Dallas, Arkansas; an affair at Lee’s House on Cornersville Pike, Tennessee; and skirmishes near Jonesville, Virginia.

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January 29, 1864 Friday
Cavalry skirmished at Medley, West Virginia. Confederates attacked the steamer Sir William Wallace on the Mississippi River, an example of their continuous harassment of Union shipping. Skirmishes flared near Cobb’s Mill, northern Alabama; and near Benn’s Church and Smithfield, Virginia. An affair occurred near Gloucester Court House, Virginia. From Jan 29-Feb 23 a Federal cleanup expedition operated from Vicksburg, Mississippi to Waterproof, Louisiana. Bombardment at Charleston intensified Jan 29-31 with 583 rounds fired. The Confederates added a new ironclad, Charleston, to their defenses ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS_Charleston ).

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January 30, 1864 Saturday
Maj Gen William S. Rosecrans superseded Maj Gen John M. Schofield in command of the Federal Department of the Missouri and Maj Gen Frederick Steele assumed full command of the Department of Arkansas. Action included skirmishing at Chickamauga Creek, Georgia; Windsor, North Carolina; Medley, West Virginia; and a Union scout from Culpeper to Madison Court House, Virginia. In Arkansas Federals scouted for five days from Batesville to near Searcy Landing.

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