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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for February 1864

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February 1, 1864 The U. S. House passes legislation reinstituting the rank of Lieutenant General in the United States Army.
  Ulysses S. Grant
February 3, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman, having moved to Vicksburg by boat, begins the Meridian Campaign Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Meridian Campaign
  Leonidas Polk
February 5, 1864 Sherman enters Jackson, Mississippi Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Meridian Campaign
February 6, 1864 William Sooy Smith [US] leaves Memphis to join the Meridian Campaign Mississippi
  Meridian Campaign
February 7, 1864 Union forces enter Jacksonville, Florida Florida
February 9, 1864 109 Union officers led by Colonel Thomas Rose escape from Libby Prison on the banks of the James River in Richmond. 59 reach Union lines Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
February 9, 1864 Major General John Schofield [US] assumes command of the Department of the Ohio
February 10, 1864 President Lincoln tries to rescue 6 horses from the White House stables during a fire. He is unsuccessful
  Abraham Lincoln
February 14, 1864 Federals take Meridian. They continue their "work," tearing up railroad infrastructure and destroying locomotives, but there is little Leonidas Polk can do Mississippi
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Leonidas Polk
  Meridian Campaign
February 17, 1864 The CSS Hunley destroys the USS Housatonic with a torpedo in Charleston Harbor. The Housatonic sinks without a loss of life. The Hunley also sinks, killing 9 men South Carolina
  Civil War Firsts
February 20, 1864 Battle of Olustee

Near Ocean Pond outside the town of Olustee Brigadier General Truman Seymour [US] attacked Brigadier General Joseph Finegan [CS]. Athough evenly matched, the Confederates won.
Florida
February 22, 1864
February 26, 1864
Battle of Dalton (First Dalton)

General George Thomas [US] demonstrates against Joe Johnston's [CS] entrenched line
Georgia
  Joseph E. Johnston
  George Thomas
February 22, 1864 Crisis in the Lincoln Administration over the Pomeroy Circular backing Treasury Secretary Salmon P. Chase as Republican candidate for President in the 1864 elections
  Abraham Lincoln
  Salmon P. Chase
February 22, 1864 Battle of Okolana

Other Names: Ivey's Farm, Ivey Hill

Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] defeats W. Sooy Smith [US], attempting to join Sherman's Meridian Campaign
Mississippi
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Meridian Campaign
February 24, 1864 Braxton Bragg becomes Jefferson Davis' chief of staff
  Jefferson Davis
February 27, 1864 Federal prisoners begin arriving at Camp Sumter in Andersonville Georgia
February 29, 1864 U. S. Congressional legislation revives the rank of lieutenant general
February 29, 1864 General Judson Kilpatrick splits his force in two detaching 500 men under Ulric Dahlgreen to attack Richmond from the west Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
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