April in Confederate History


James J. Andrews and the Railroad raiders

April provides an opportunity to recognize many historic events no longer taught in the public school systems. Some folks recognize their local area heritage and refuse to erase it from text books or recollection. Since you are unlikely to see any mention of "Truth in History" in school curriculum, we will present the birth dates of a few great men and historic events that that seem only to appear on the calendars of the historic minded.

LEARN WHAT WAS LIFE WAS LIKE IN CATAWBA COUNTY AT THE END OF THE WAR
Some folks have referred to the period of 1865-1877 as the "Reconstruction Period."
A better description would be the period of "Northern Occupation."


April in Confederate History

April 1 (1823) General Simon B. Buckner’s birthday.

April 1 (1863) General Stand Watie authorized to raise his own brigade. The Cherokee leader is the first and only Indian to serve as a General in the WBTS on either side.

General Stand Watie was the last Confederate General to surrender after the Civil War at Doaksville, Indian Territory on June 23 1865.

April 6-7 (1862) Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh), TN

April 10 (1806) General Leonidas Polk’s birthday

April 12 (1862) Andrews raid on Western & Atlantic Rail Road in GA also known as "The Great Locomotive Chase"

April 13 (1861) The garrision of US troops at Fort Sumter surrenders.

April 26 Confederate Memorial Day (most Southern states observed)


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