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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for September 1864

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September 1, 1864 Confederates begin the evacuation of Atlanta Georgia
  Atlanta Campaign
September 2, 1864 Fall of Atlanta.

The city is surrendered to Union forces by Mayor James Calhoun.
  Atlanta Campaign
September 4, 1864 John Hunt Morgan is shot dead by federal troops fleeing the home of a woman who had betrayed him (Greenville, Tennessee) Tennessee
  John Hunt Morgan
September 5, 1864 Voters in Louisiana who had taken an oath of loyalty to the United States ratified a state constitution abolishing slavery Louisiana
September 5, 1864 Tennessee Unionists meet in Nashville to restart the state government and plan participation in national elections that fall. Tennessee
September 7, 1864 W. T. Sherman [US] orders the evacuation of Atlanta Georgia
  William Tecumseh Sherman
September 7, 1864 USS Wachusett captures CSS Florida at Bahia, Brazil
September 10, 1864 Joe Wheeler [CS] returns to Confederate lines following a raid into North Georgia Georgia
September 16, 1864 Meeting in Charles Town, Ulysses S. Grant and Phil Sheridan discuss the problems in the Shenandoah Valley with Jubal Early's [CS] Corps West Virginia
  Jubal Anderson Early
  Philip Sheridan
  Ulysses S. Grant
September 17, 1864 John C. Fremont withdraws from the race for President
  John C. Fremont
September 19, 1864 3rd battle of Winchester (Opequon Creek)

Phil Sheridan [US], with a force of 40,000 men, strikes Jubal Early's [CS] 14,000 man Confederate army north of Winchester. Sheridan simply overpowered the Confederates. General Robert E. Rodes was mortally wounded in the conflict.
Virginia
  Jubal Anderson Early
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Philip Sheridan
September 22, 1864 Battle of Fisher's Hill

George Crook's [US] 8th Corps overpowers Jubal Early [CS] marking the start of Phil Sheridan's [US] destructive Shenandoah Valley campaign.
Virginia
September 23, 1864 To please Radical Republicans before the Election of 1864, Lincoln asks Montgomery Blair to resign as Postmaster General, which he does later in the day.
  Republican Party
September 25, 1864 Jefferson Davis visits General John Bell Hood at Palmetto. Hood asks permission to relieve William Hardee.
  Jefferson Davis
  John Bell Hood
  William Hardee
September 27, 1864 A small Confederate force under "Bloody" Bill Anderson attacks Centralia, Missouri. 24 Union soldiers are killed in the town and another 116 are killed in an ambush. Missouri
September 28, 1864 President Davis approves Hood's request to relieve William Hardee
September 29, 1864
October 2, 1864
Battle of Peebles' Farm

Hoping to extend his line westward south of Petersburg, George Meade pushed towards the Southside Railroad. Fighting occured at various farms throughout the rolling hills with most of the action occuring at Wyatt's, Peebles, and Pegram's farms, Chappell House, Poplar Spring Church and Vaughan Road
Virginia
September 29, 1864
September 30, 1864
Battle of Fort Harrison

Southeast of Richmond, Fort Harrison was the main bastion of a string of Rebel defenses. 3,000 men under George Stannard [US] swarmed over the fort, capturing it in less that 20 minutes. Robert E. Lee directed a counter-attack the following day that failed to regain the position
Virginia
September 30, 1864 Battle of Poplar Springs Church

G. K. Warren's [US] 5th Corps and John Parke's [US] 9th Corps are attacked by A. P. Hill [CS] at Squirrel Level Road southwest of Petersburg. Warren and Parke did extend the siege lines.
Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
  A. P. Hill
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