Key events in early April 1863 during the Civil War?

April 2Richmond food riot occurs due to shortages of rations for the Confederate army.

April 6 Lincoln meets with Gen Hooker, commander of the Army of the Potomac.

April 7 – Union iron-clad are repulsed at Fort Sumter showing the strength of the rebel naval defenses.

April 10 – Union General Gordon Granger’s forces skirmish with Confederate General Earl Van Dorn near Franklin, TN.

See the complete Civil War Timeline here.

Ft. Sumter in Charleston Harbor by you.

Fort Sumter today, in the Charleston Harbor

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