May in Confederate History


General Thomas J. ("Stonewall") Jackson

May 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."


May in Confederate History

May 1 (1807) General John B. Magruder’s birthday.

May 10 (1863) Lt. General Thomas J. Jackson dies of wounds from the Battle of Chancellorsville, VA

May 11 (1867) President Davis released from prison on $100,000 bond provided by prominent Northerners, among them, old abolitionists Gerrit Smith and Horace Greely. Although still scheduled to be tried for charges of treason, he would never be tried.

May 12 (1864) General J.E.B. Stuart dies from wounds received at the Battle of Yellow Tavern, VA

May 15 (1802) General Isaac Trimble’s birthday

May 16 (1824) General Edmund Kirby Smith’s birthday

May 21 (1822) General Dabney H. Maury’s birthday (He was founder of the Southern Historical Society)

May 25 (1816) General Henry H. Sibley’s birthday

May 28 (1818) General P.G.T. Beauregard’s birthday


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