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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for March 1864

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March 1, 1864 Custis Lee, son of Robert E. Lee, turns back a force of 500 cavalry under Ulric Dahlgreen, 2 miles west of Richmond. General Judson Kilpatrick had called off a planned assault earlier in the day. Virginia
  Richmond, Virginia
March 2, 1864 Fitzhugh Lee [CS] traps Ulric Dalhgreen's cavalry following a raid on Richmond, killing Dahlgreen and 109 of his men. Virginia
March 2, 1864 U. S. Senate confirms Ulysses S. Grant as Lieutenant General
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 4, 1864 Republican Michael Hahn is inaugrated governor of Louisiana. Louisiana
  Republican Party
March 4, 1864 The Confederate States of America adopts the Stars and Bars as its official flag
  Flags of the Civil War
March 9, 1864 Ulysses S. Grant promoted to Lieutenant General and given command of all active United States forces.
  Ulysses S. Grant
  General-in-Chief, U. S. Army
March 10, 1864 Grant meets George Gordon Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, in Virginia.
  Ulysses S. Grant
  George Meade
March 12, 1864 Three days after it happened, the order making Lieutenant General Grant general-in-chief is announced. General Henry Halleck is relieved of duty at his own request.
  Henry Halleck
  General-in-Chief, U. S. Army
  Army of the Potomac
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 12, 1864 Nathaniel Banks [US] begins the Red River Campaign Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 12, 1864 Lt. General Ulysses S. Grant assumes command of the armies of the United States. Tennessee
  Ulysses S. Grant
March 14, 1864 Banks captures Fort De Russy Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 15, 1864 Moving men and vessels up the Red River, the Union Army arrives at Alexandria, LA Louisiana
  Red River Campaign
March 16, 1864 Sterling Price takes command of the Confederate District of Arkansas Arkansas
  Sterling Price
March 16, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest begins a raid into West Tennessee and Kentucky Kentucky
Tennessee
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
March 17, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman, meeting with Grant in Nashville, is promoted to Military Division of the Mississippi commanding the Department of the Ohio, Department of the Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland and the Department of the Arkansas. Major General James McPherson is promoted to Sherman's old position, commander of the Army of the Tennessee Tennessee
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Ulysses S. Grant
  James McPherson
  Army of the Tennessee
March 21, 1864 Abraham Lincoln signs legislation allowing Nevada and Colorado to become states even though they don't meet population requirements
  Abraham Lincoln
March 23, 1864 From Little Rock, federal troops under Frederick Steele moved south to join Nathaniel Banks Arkansas
  Red River Campaign
  Nathaniel Banks
March 23, 1864 Some congressmen request George Meade be removed as commander of the Army of the Potomac
  George Meade
  Army of the Potomac
March 24, 1864 Nathan Bedford Forrest seizes Union City Tennessee
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
March 26, 1864 Major General James Birdseye McPherson assumes command of the Army of the Tennessee
  Army of the Tennessee
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