Each "card" shows the date, a succinct description and a zoomable map for the event.
You can flip the "card" over to read the Wikipedia article describing the event.
You can sort your "deck" of events using two mechanisms:
- Sort by day and month for a "this day in history" view.
- Select a start date and then sort by day, month and year for a true chronological sequence of events from that date onwards.
The data for American Civil War Daily comes from the American Civil War Timeline Project at Cannonade.Net. This is a community contributed project to collect time and place data for the war. You can come to the site to browse the timeline or even log in and contribute new data.
The Timeline Project currently indexes over 400 hundred data points with new entries being added daily. If a significant event isn't in the database yet, it soon will be.
This app recreates the experience of what it would have been like to read the headlines and news stories unfolding day-by-day... much like the BBC or New York Times widget do for news today.
American Civil War Gazette incorporates articles from both Northern and Southern newspapers. However, with the advantage of hindsight ACW Gazette attempts to have the stories reveal on the date (and time where possible) of the actual events rather than on the actual date of publication... which was often several days after the actual event.
To add the widget to your home screen, find a screen that has one complete row clear and hold your finger on the screen until the "Add to Home" menu pops up.
Then, select "Widget" and "American Civil War Gazette". The widget is live and will update every 30 minutes.
To see the full article, tap on the widget.
Hopefully, you will find this little experiment intriguing, educational and/or insightful.
The following are a few of the newspapers represented:
- New York Tribune
- New York Herald
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle
- National Republican
- New York Times
- Richmond Dispatch
- Charleston Mercury
- Jacksonville Republican
- New Orleans Delta
- New Orleans Picayune
- Montgomery Advertiser
- Baltimore Sun
- St. Louis Republican
- Mobile Tribune
- Boston Journal
- Galveston News
- London Times
- New York Day Book
- New York Express
- Missouri Democrat
- Harrisburg Patriot
This app contains a variety of news articles that begin with Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard continuing the seige of Fort Sumter and the eventual firing on the fort that led to open hostilities, and ends April 1861 with Virginia seceding from the Union and Maryland staying.
Confederate forces take the Norfolk Navy Yard, and the USS Merrimack (later CSS Virginia) is burnt to the waterline and sunk to the bottom of the harbor to prevent capture.
It is feared Washington, D.C. will fall and as New York and Massachusetts forces attempt reinforcment, and while en-route are attacked by the people of Baltimore, the details of which will be found in the stories enclosed.
Highlights of the April 1861 Edition:
- Gen. Beauregard (C.S.A.) prepares to take Fort Sumter
- Attack upon Fort Sumter inaugurates hostilities
- Lincoln calls for 75,000 troops to be raised
- Virginia secedes
- It is feared that Washington will be taken
- Massachusetts troops are attacked by Baltimore citizens while en-route to defend Washington
- Robert E. Lee declines command of the U.S. Army, resigns from U.S. Army, and accepts command of Virginia Forces
- Lincoln declares blockade of the South
- Davis announces he will issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal
- Norfolk Navy Yard taken by Southern forces
- Maryland rejects secession
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On the battlefield it was a month that saw the after-effects of the Peninsula Campaign as McClellan was ordered to withdraw from the Harrison's Landing and defend Washington D.C. Just a month and a half prior, Northern newspapers were confident that Richmond would fall in August, but the outcome of the Seven Days Battles had turned the tide for the South and now there were grave concerns for the safety of Washington itself.
The largest engagement in August 1862 would be the Second Battle of Bull Run / Manassas. The loss of Pope's forces to Lee would foreshadow Lee's Maryland Campaign and the legendary engagement in September at Antietam / Sharpsburg, which remains the single bloodiest day in American history.
While the battles raged in the East, in the West the Battles of Baton Rouge and Donaldsonville were fought for control of Louisiana's capital. In Kentucky, Gen. Kirby Smith opened the Kentucky Campaign with a significant defeat of Gen. William "Bull" Nelson's troops at Richmond, Ky.
In Missouri, the Battle of Kirksville consolidated Federal control over northeastern Missouri, but in western central Missouri Quantrill's Raiders struck at Independence and Lone Jack. The latter battle of Lone Jack saw action by the future Secretary of War Elkins (as well as delegate for New Mexico). Elkins would also later be involved in the "Santa Fe Ring", the largest land speculation conspiracy in U.S. history. Other members of the Santa Fe Ring included Lawrence Murphy and James Dolan, one side of the "Lincoln County War" that led to the legend of Billy the Kid.
Yet another piece of Western lore was present at the Battle of Lone Jack; Cole Younger, later of the James-Younger gang, rode along the lines supplying troops.
Despite the plethora of activity on the warfront, August 1862 was a month that saw the North in political and social turmoil. It was a month in which the North's divided position regarding black Americans, both slave and free, would become more prominent. This would be a month that foreshadowed the Emancipation Proclamation with Lincoln's famous letter to Horace Greeley (editor of the New-York Tribune) stating:
"If I could save the Union without freeing any slave, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves, I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone, I would also do that."
"I intend no modification of my oft-expressed personal wish that all men, everywhere, could be free."
It would also be a month that saw great divisiveness over the organization of black troops. Although initially opposed to Gen. Phelps organization of three regiments of black troops, Gen. Butler acceeds and authorizes the units. At the same time, Governor Sprague of Rhode Island informs Washington that part of Rhode Island's quota will be filled with black regiments recruited and led by the Governor himself. In stark contrast a large race riot was centered around a tobacco factory in Brooklyn, and was covered extensively by the New-York Times.
In August 1862, the social upheaval in the U.S. would not be limited to African-Americans. In Minnesota, a number of factors including broken treaties and encroachment on Dakota lands led to the opening of the Dakota War of 1862 and the Battle of Fort Ridgely between Dakota warriors and Union troops. The Dakota War of 1862 foreshadowed the troubles that would come post-Civil War as the U.S. began a westward expansion that would result in Red Cloud's War, the Great Sioux War (Custer & Little Bighorn) and ending in the Wounded Knee massacre of the Lakota.
Indeed, August 1862 was a month of past, present and future.
Highlights of the June 1861 Edition:
- West Virginia votes to split from Virginia and is preliminarily admitted to the Union
- Attack at Aquia Creek Continues
- Raids at Fairfax Court House, Virginia
- Battle of Philippi, Virginia
- Gen. Butler considers slaves "contraband of war" and refuses to return escaped slaves to their owners. Instead he employs them (with pay) in the army to assist in building fortifications.
- Battle of Big Bethel, Virginia
- Battle of Boonville, Missouri
- Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri stay with the Union
- The Merrimac is recovered from Norfolk Harbor
- Tennessee voters approve Ordinance of Secession
- Southern troops pour into Lynchburg
- Fortifications at Manassas Junction foreshadow coming Battle of Bull Run (a.k.a. Battle of Manassas)
- Death of Stephen A. Douglas
- Continued skirmishing in Texas
- Union troops ordered to retreat from New Mexico territory
- Debates over construction and contracts for new models of Union gun-boats to enforce blockade
- Contract procurement fraud
- Southern privateers and Union blockade ships continue to capture and return prizes; mostly to New York and New Orleans
- Continued appeals for nurses and medical supplies
- New York Seventh Regiment leaves Washington to return to New York
- Skirmishing at Williamsport
- Great Britain continues debates over privateering and blockade
- Indiana troops on the move
Highlights of the March 1862 Edition:
• Battle of Hampton Roads a.k.a. Battle of the Ironclads
• Battle of Pea Ridge
• Battle of Island Number Ten
• Battle of New Bern
• Battle of Kernstown (First)
• Battle of Valverde
• Battle of Fort Macon
• Gen. Ben. McCulloch (Confederate) killed at Pea Ridge
• Mid 19th century opinion on the origin of the term "Yankee"
• British Diplomatic correspondence reveals British position from Lincoln's inauguration to end of the Trent affair
• Gen. Lander (Union) dies in Virginia of wounds from Edward's Ferry
• U.S. House Judiciary Committee abandons emancipation as unconstitutional
• Homestead Act in the U.S. Senate
• Lincoln proposes incentives to border states for declarations of emancipation
• The House takes up Lincoln's proposition and submits an emancipation resolution
• Emancipation meetings in New York
• Davis declares martial law in Richmond
• Col. Morgan (Confederate) raids
• Lincoln relieves Gen. McClellan of Command-in-Chief
• Lincoln orders Gen. McClellan to personally take the field in command of the Army of the Potomac
• Department of the Mississippi created and assigned to Gen. Halleck
• Mountain Department created and assigned to Gen. Fremont
• Lincoln assumes the role of Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy
• Davis suspends Gens. Floyd and Pillow from their commands
• Davis declares Petersburg, Fla. under martial law
The app contains a vivid and thorough database about the events of the civil war.
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Highlights of the June 1863 Edition:
Prelude to Gettysburg -- Lee Invades the North a Second Time -- Maryland First, then Pennsylvania
"THE CRISIS OF THE WAR"
"We can hardly resist the conclusion that the next two weeks will prove the most thrillingly eventful of the whole war, and go far toward furnishing the solution of a strife, the most gigantic that ever shook the world."
-- New York Times, June 24, 1863
[Nine days later, the Battle of Gettysburg would culminate with Pickett's Charge on July 3, 1863]
"Gen. Lee in Maryland"
"We do not regard this movement on Pennsylvania as anything more than a grand foraging expedition and a feint"
"He will certainly never push forward into Pennsylvania"
-- Washington National Republican, June 26, 1863
- "The Projected Rebel Raid" - New York Times, June 10, 1863
- "The Proposed Rebel Raid; A Large Rebel Cavalry Force Massed Near Culpepper, Va."
- An article about rumors of an "extensive cavalry raid into Maryland and Pennsylvania"
- The actual campaign would be much more than just a cavalry raid
- Lee would begin his campaign that would end in the Battle of Gettysburg
- The "Third Battle of Bull-Run"
- Hooker's is decidedly defeated by Lee at the Third Battle of Bull Run
- "All the rumors of battles, victories and disasters in front of Washington last week, were canards." - NY Times June 22, 1863
- Gettysburg Campaign opens
- Lee invades the North again
- Battle of Franklin's Crossing/Deep Run
- Battle of Brandy Station
- Second Battle of Winchester
- Battle of Aldie
- Battle of Middleburg
- Battle of Upperville
- Battle of Hanover
- Skirmish of Sporting Hill
- The news hits the North on June 15
- Gen. Dan. Sickles leaves New York to join his command
- His actions at the Battle of Gettysburg are debated still today
- Gen. "Fighting" Joe. Hooker is relieved of command
- Gen. George Meade replaces Hooker in command of the Army of the Potomac
- "Gen. MEADE takes command of the army at a very critical moment, and while it is placed in a critical position."
- Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
- Siege of Vicksburg continues
- Battle of Milliken's Bend
- Battle of Goodrich's Landing
- Battle of Lake Providence
- Battle of Richmond, Louisiana
- Morgan's Raid/Great Raid of 1863/Calico Raid (Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) begins
- Tullahoma Campaign begins (a.k.a. Middle Tennessee Campaign)
- Battle of Hoover's Gap
- Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana continues
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign. Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana begin
- Battle of LaFourche Crossing
- Brashear City is captured
- Second Battle of Donaldsonville
- Puebla, Mexico falls to the French
- Real-Admiral Andrew H. Foote (USA) dies in New-York
- Noted for collaboration with U.S. Grant in taking Forts Henry and Donelson and Island No. 10
- Gen. A.E. Burnside and the Chicago Times
- June 1 - Taking issue with articles printed by the Chicago Times, Gen. Burnside orders it suppressed, along with the New-York World and other "Copperhead" literature
- June 2 - On constitutional grounds, the Chicago Times seeks a legal writ
- June 3 - U.S. Federal Court judge Drummond orders the military to take no action
- June 3 - Federal soldiers take possession of the Chicago Times
- June 3 - Federal soldiers leave the grounds of the times on the condition that no further printings occur
- June 3 - A large gathering in support of the Chicago Times causes the militia to be called out
- June 4 - The Illinois House and Senate vote a resolution denouncing Burnside's actions
- June 4 - The Times prints another edition and is seized by Burnside's soldiers
- June 4 - President Lincoln revokes Burnside's order with respect to the Times
- June 4 - Burnside revokes his entire order
Highlights of the December 1863 Edition:
- Christmas in the camps; the third Christmas of the war
- Review of the new household edition of "The Works of Charles Dickens"
- Review of Sheldon & Co's "The Christmas Tales of Charles Dickens"
- The Chesapeake Affair nearly ignites war between the North and Great Britain
- Confederates capture U.S. Steamer Chesapeake and re-coal in Canada
- U.S. forces (USS Dacotah and USS Malvern) violate British sovereignty
- Longstreet's Knoxville Campaign continues
- Battle of Bean's Station
- Meade's Mine Run Campaign quickly concludes
- Battle of Mine Run
- Dandridge, Tennessee Operations begin
- Battle of Mossy Creek
- Chattanooga Campaign
- Reports on the Battle of Ringgold
- Reports on the Battle of Missionary Ridge
- Richmond Dispatch begins a series of extensive reviews of Bragg's Fall operations
- Averill's Raid
- Quantrell raids into Cherokee territory
- Siege and Shelling of Charleston continues
- Sinking of the monitor Weehawken
- Battle Reports
- New-York Times publishes their chronological "Battle Record for 1863"
- Official reports on the October 1863 Battles of Corinth and Hatchie
- Grant's reports on the Chattanooga Battles
- Official report on the Battle of Pine Bluff
- Aftermath of the Battle of Chickamauga
- Capture of Fort Esperanza, Texas
- Gen. McClellan's (USA) report on the 1862 Peninsula campaign is published
- The New-York Times begins an in-depth analysis series that will last until April 1864
- Confederate Court of Inquiry on the fall of New Orleans in April, 1862
- Publication of John Moseley's letter to his mother, written after he was fatally wounded at Gettysburg
- Escape of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and six of his officers from the Ohio Penitentiary
- Organization of a U.S. Army Ambulance Corps for care of the wounded on the battlefield
- Gen. Grant's promotion to Lieutenant-General and replacement of Halleck
- Brigadier-General Corcoran dies in New-York
- Fort Jackson Mutiny
- Legal debates
- Classification of rebels as "alien enemies"
- Lincoln's suspension of Habeas Corpus
- Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Roger Taney, noted for the Dred Scott decision
- Trials of the rioters from the New-York City Draft Riots in July 1863
- Abraham Lincoln's 1863 State of the Union address to the United States Congress
- Jefferson Davis' 1863 State of the Union address to the Confederate States Congress
- Lincoln issues a proclamation of amnesty and reconstruction offering a full pardon to those that take an oath of loyalty
- Former U.S. Vice-President, Kentucky Senator, Confederate General and future Confederate Secretary of War John Breckinridge is "positively declared" to have been "killed"
- Ex-Confederate General E.W. Gantt continues a speaking tour in Arkansas
- Massive frauds, estimated in the millions, in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps at Alexandria are uncovered
- Union General John Buford, Jr., noted for his actions on the first day of Gettysburg, dies in Washington D.C.
- Confederate Treasury Secretary Memminger deals with a currency crisis
- Franco-Mexican War
- Mexican General Ignacio Comonfort is killed
- Lincoln objects to the French proposal to install Archduke Maximillian as Emperor of Mexico
- Great prize fight between Heenan and King in London
"Our usually quiet and unpretending little town of Gettysburg has become historic."
-- Gettysburg Compiler, July 13, 1863
"Our special telegrams this morning give a clear understanding of the momentous events which have taken place at Gettysburgh, Penn."
-- New York Times, July 4, 1863
"July promises to be a month of important battles, if not the great month of the war."
-- Richmond Dispatch, July 3, 1863
"Take it for all in all, the month of July, 1863, is the most memorable month in the war."
-- New York Times, July 31, 1863
"Arrangements have been made to purchase a part of the battle-field at Gettysburgh, for a cemetery, in which it is proposed to gather the remains of our dead. The ground embraces the point of the desperate attack made upon the left centre of our army. Eight other States have already united with Pennsylvania in this project."
-- New York Times, July 31, 1863
"We feel satisfied that Gettysburg and its loyal citizens will not be forgotten when the history of this War is written by the future historian."
-- Gettysburg Compiler, July 20, 1863
Highlights of the July 1863 Edition:
- Gettysburg Campaign concludes
- Battle of Gettysburg
- Largest battle of the war
- Pickett's Charge
- Devil's Den
- Cemetery Hill
- Seminary Ridge
- Little Round Top, Chamberlain and the 20th Maine
- Gen. George Armstrong Custer and the Michigan cavalry
- Approximately 51,000 Americans fell on the field of battle
- Stuart's Ride
- Skirmish of Carlisle
- Battle of Hunterstown
- Lee's Retreat
- Engagement at Fairfield
- Battle of Monterey Gap
- Battle of Williamsport
- Battle of Boonsboro
- Second Battle of Funkstown
- Battle of Manassas Gap
- Gen. Meade (USA) is promoted to Brigadier General
- Close of Grant's Vicksburg Campaign
- Siege of Vicksburg concludes
- Gen. Grant (USA) is promoted to Major General
- Battle of Helena
- The foothold for opening the Little Rock Campaign
- Battle of Young's Point
- Jackson, Mississippi Expedition
- Morgan's Raid/Great Raid of 1863/Calico Raid (Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio) concludes
- Martial law is proclaimed in Cincinnati
- Battle of Tebb's Bend
- Battle of Lebanon
- Battle of Corydon
- Battle of Buffington Island
- Battle of Salineville
- Gen. John Hunt Morgan (CSA) is captured
- Tullahoma Campaign concludes (a.k.a. Middle Tennessee Campaign)
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Battle of Fort Wagner
- Battle of Grimball's Landing
- Second Battle of Fort Wagner/Morris Island
- Siege of Charleston Harbor begins
- Siege of Port Hudson, Louisiana concludes
- Second Bayou Teche Campaign. Taylor's Operations in West Louisiana continue
- Battle of Kock's Plantation
- Sioux/Dakota War
- Battle of Big Mound
- Battle of Dead Buffalo Lake
- Battle of Stony Lake
- Shimonoseki Campaign begins (Japan)
- Treaty Powers; United States, Great Britain, France, Netherlands
- Battle of Shimonoseki Straits
- Indian Territory (Oklahoma)
- Battle of Cabin Creek
- Battle of Honey Springs
- Largest battle fought in Indian Territory
- White soldiers were minority in both USA and CSA forces
- 1st Kansas Colored Infantry (USA)
- Cherokee, Osage, Shawnee, Seneca, Delaware, Kickapoo, Quapaw (USA)
- Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Creek forces (CSA)
- New-York Draft Riots
- George Bickley, founder of the Knights of the Golden Circle, is arrested in Indiana and sent to a military prison in Louisville
- Emancipation in Missouri
- "July first, eighteen hundred sixty-three, is a date destined to be forever memorable in American history. It will figure as the starting point of State emancipation."
- New York Times, July 3, 1863
★ is regarded as one of America's greatest heroes due to both his incredible impact on the nation and his unique appeal.
★ His is a remarkable story of the rise from humble beginnings to achieve the highest office in the land. then, a sudden and tragic death at a time when his country needed him most to complete the great task remaining before the nation.
★ Lincoln's distinctively human and humane personality and historical role as savior of the Union and emancipator of the slaves creates a legacy that endures.
★ His eloquence of democracy and his insistence that the Union was worth saving embody the ideals of self-government that all nations strive to achieve.
★ He is best known for preserving the Union during the U.S. Civil War and brought about the emancipation of slaves.
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