December in Confederate History

 


Jefferson Davis - President of the Confederate States of America

 

December 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."


December in Confederate History

December 5 (1862) Confederates defeat yankee cavalry on the Mississippi Central railroad near Coffeeville, Mississippi.

December 6 (1889) President Jefferson Davis died in New Orleans.

December 11-13 )1862) Brigadier Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry raid on US supply depot at Dumfries, VA

December 12 (1806) General Stand Watie birthday.

December 12 (1830) General Joseph O. Shelby’s birthday

December 13-14 (1862) Battle of Fredericksburg, VA

December 16 (1825) General Henry Heth’s birthday

December 18 (1862) General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry defeats yankee cavalry at Lexington, TN

December 20 (1860) South Carolina secedes, the first to do so.

December 26-29 (1862) Confederate victory at Battle of Chikasaw Bayou, Missisippi.


<Please also see list of Confederate General's birthdays>
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