1864

Month

Letters by Date

Activity of Hardaway’s Unit

Activity of the Civil War

January

Moved to Franklin 1/8 – 1/10, and duty there till 3/15

March

Red River Campaign
3/15 – 3/22

April

-Advance from Franklin to Alexandria 3/15 – 3/26.
-Sabing Cross Roads 4/8.
-Pleasant Hill 4/9.
-Cane River Crossing 4/23.
-Construction of dam at Alexandria 4/30 – 5/10.

May

-Retreat to Morganza
5/13 – 5/22.
-Mansura 5/16.

Grant’s Wilderness Campaign:
-The Battle of Spotsylvania
-The Battle of Cold Harbor

June

At Morganza till July 1

Grant attempts to seize Petersburg

July

Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington 7/12 – 7/13

Snicker’s Gap Expedition
7/14 – 7/23

Confederate Troops attack Washington, D.C

Confederate troops driven back to Virginia July 13

August

General William T. Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign
Sherman occupies Atlanta 9/1

September

Shenandoah Valley Campaign
8/7 – 11/28:

-Battle of Winchester 9/19
-Fisher’s Hill 9/22

General William T. Sherman’s March to the Sea

October

 

 

-Battle of Cedar Creek 10/19
-Duty near Middletown till 11/9

November

Abraham Lincoln is re-elected

December

Duty near Newtown till 1/1

General Sherman continues his domination of the south, capturing Savannah, GA

1865

January

The confederacy begins to fall as blockades cause food and supply shortages in the south

February

Duty near Stephenson’s Depot till 4/5

Jefferson Davis sends delegates for a peace conference with the Union
Lincoln refuses to recognize the South’s independence

March

 

 

General Lee attacks General Grant at Petersburg and loses, causing the fall of Richmond, VA

April

Moved to Washington, D.C., 4/5, and duty there till 5/23

General Lee’s surrender as Appomattox Courthouse
President Lincoln is assassinated

May

Jefferson Davis is captured in GA
Remaining Confederate troops surrender

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