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What happened on this day during the Civil War - April 14th?
April 14, 1862 – Gen. Johnston pleads with Davis to be allowed to withdraw his troops from Yorktown. Davis objects.
April 14, 1862 – Federals engage with Quantrill’s raiders in Missouri.
April 14, 1863 – CSA Gen Richard Taylor’s troops abandon Fort Bisland, LA.
April 14, 1865 - Lincoln assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C.
April 14, 1865 - Secretary Seward is stabbed by Booth co-conspirator in assassination attempt.
For a complete timeline of the American Civil War, click here.
This weekend I started reading an excellent book on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Anthony S. Pitch; “They Have Killed Papa Dead!”
Very interesting and fast-paced. Does not read like a dry historical text.