February in Confederate History

 


February 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."


February in Confederate History

February 3 (1807) General Joseph E. Johnston’s birthday.
February 6 (1832) John B. Gordon’s birthday (CSA General and statesman, First Commander in Chief of the UCV)
February (1833) General J. E. B. Stuart’s birthday.
February 6 (1834) General William D. Pender’s birthday.
February 7 (1817) Leroy Pope Walker’s birthday (CSA general, cabinet member, statesman)
February 7 (1861) Choctaw Indian Nation declares alliance with the CSA.
February 8 (1817) General Richard Ewell’s birthday.
February 11 (1812) Birthday of Alexander H. Stephens.

February 17 (1864) Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley becomes the first submarine to sink and enemy ship (USS Housatonic) in combat off Charleston SC
February 18 (1817) General Lewis A. Armistead’s birthday
February 18 (1861) Inauguration of President Jefferson Davis of the Confederate States of America.
February 20-21 (1864) Battle of Olustee, FL
February 20 (1861) Confederate States Navy founded
February 21 (1863) Battle of Valverde, NM.
February 27 (1863) President Davis calls for a national day of fasting and prayer.


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