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.

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