January in Confederate History

 


Matthew Fontaine Maury monument, Richmond, VA

 

January 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."


January in Confederate History

January 1 (1863) Battle of Galveston, TX. General Magruder recaptures the port and city of Galveston and disperses the federal blockading fleet. Called the first successful cavalry charge upon a naval fleet.

January 2 (1861) Fort Johnson in Charleston Harbor is seized by South Carolina Troops.

January 8 1821 General James Longstreet’s birthday

January 10 1861 Florida secedes from the union.

January 10 1861 Citizens seize Fort Caswell, near Smithville and Wilmington, NC.

January 14 1806 Matthew Fontaine Maury's birthday, a commander in the CSA Navy, diplomat for CSA government in Europe, one of the era’s most distinguished scientists, and father of naval oceanography and meteorology.

January 15 (1821) Generals John C. Breckinridge and Lafayette McLaw birthday's.


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