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October 5, 1787 In accordance with the Northwest Ordinance (Ordinance of 1787), Congress (under the Articles of Confederation) selects Arthur St. Clair as governor of the Northwest Territory
October 5, 1857 October 6, 1857 Kansas free-staters win control of the legislative branch in elections
Kansas becomes a state
October 5, 1860 Governor William Henry Gist notifies other Deep South states that South Carolina is considering secession as an option
October 5, 1861 Major papers in London reflect the division over the American Civil War in Britain. In an editorial, the London Post backs an independent Southern Nation. Previously, the London Times had backed the Union.
October 5, 1862 Battle of Hatchie Bridge [US]
Battle of Metamora [CS]
Other names: Hatchie; Davis Bridge
Edward Ord [US] discovers Confederates retreating from Corinth. When Ord was severly wounded fighting paused as command passed to Stephen Hurlbut [US]. Sterling Price [CS] was able to escape.
Edward O. C. Ord
October 5, 1863 Joe Wheeler cuts the railroad between Nashville and Chattanooga at Stones River. The loss is a major blow to the besieged Army of the Cumberland.
Battles for Chattanooga
Army of the Cumberland
October 5, 1863 A torpedo attack on the USS New Ironsides by the CSS David in Charleston Harbor damages the ship, but the New Ironsides remains on duty, without repair until May, 1864.
USS New Ironsides
October 5, 1864 Battle of Allatoona Pass
Confederates under Samuel French attack entrenched Federals under John Corse protecting the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Union: 2000 engaged, 142 (k), 352 (w), 212 (m), 706 (c). Confederate: 2000 engaged, 122 (k), 443 (w), 234 (m), 799 (c)
Battle of Allatoona Pass
John Bell Hood
Western and Atlantic Railroad Ongoing on this day: