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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for October 1864

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October 2, 1864 In Augusta, Jefferson Davis meets with P. G. T. Beauregard to give him command of the Department of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi Georgia
  Jefferson Davis
  P. G. T. Beauregard
October 4, 1864 Moving north along the Western and Atlantic Railroad in an attempt to sever Sherman's supply line, John Bell Hood attacks blockhouses and encampments at Acworth and Moon's Station.
  John Bell Hood
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
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)
Georgia
  Battle of Allatoona Pass
  John Bell Hood
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
October 9, 1864 Battle of Tom's Brook

Phil Sheridan ordered his cavalry to attack a detachment of Confederate cavalry that had been harassing his column. After a battle that covered almost 10 miles the Union cavalry stopped, having captured 300 Confederates
Virginia
October 12, 1864 Roger Taney, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, dies
  Roger B. Taney
October 13, 1864 Maryland, a border state, abolishes slavery in their new constitution
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October 17, 1864 General James Longstreet resumes command of his corps after suffering a serious wound at The Wilderness
  James Longstreet
October 19, 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek (Belle Grove)

In the last major engagement in the Shenandoah Valley, Jubal Early [CS] defeats Phillip Sheridan [US] in the first of two fairly distinct engagements. During the second engagement, Sheridan arrived and rallied the federals, who easily repulsed Early.
  Jubal Anderson Early
  Philip Sheridan
  George Armstrong Custer
October 19, 1864 Confederate raid on St. Albans Vermont
October 23, 1864 Battle of Westport Missouri
October 26, 1864 Battle of Decatur, Alabama Alabama
  John Bell Hood
  Nashville Campaign
October 27, 1864 Battle of the Southside Railroad Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
October 27, 1864 Battle of Hatcher's Run Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
October 27, 1864 Battle of Burgess Mill Virginia
  Siege of Petersburg
October 28, 1864 William Tecumseh Sherman, in Gaylesville, AL, decides to return to his field headquarters in Kingston, GA. rather than pursue John Bell Hood into Alabama. Alabama
Georgia
  John Bell Hood
  William Tecumseh Sherman
October 31, 1864 Nevada becomes the 36th state in the United States
  Compromise of 1850
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