August in Confederate History

 


Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest

 

August 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."


August in Confederate History

August 4 (1862) General Sibley's brigade burns Fort Bliss, TX

August 6 (1864) CSS Tallahassee breaks the yankee blockade and begins a two week campaign destroying 30 union ships.

August 10 1814 General John C. Pemberton’s birthday

August 21 (1864) General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry captures Memphis, TN

August 21 (1864) General William Barksdale’s Birthday.

August 25 (186) Battle of Reams' Station, VA

August 27-30 (1862) Second Battle of Manassas, VA


<Please also see list of Confederate General's birthdays>
<Also, see photos of the Sons of the South>
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