M39-JANUARY 1864

The Confederate economy continued weakening, southern discontent with the Davis administration increased, and a Confederate general made a desperate proposal. Federals launched an expedition on Louisiana’s Red River and battled Indians west of the Mississippi. President Abraham Lincoln began giving more attention to restoring conquered southern states to the Union.

Cleburne Proposes Black Recruitment

2 Jan – Major General Patrick R. Cleburne, one of the best division commanders in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, wrote an extraordinary letter proposing that the Confederacy induct slaves into the military.

Reconsidering the Confederate Partisan Ranger System

7 Jan –

Davis Demands Confederate Independence

8 Jan –

Sherman Targets Meridian

10 Jan –

Banks Initiates Reconstruction in Louisiana

11 Jan –

Federals Continue Pressuring Charleston

13 Jan –

Suffering in Eastern Tennessee

15 Jan –

Confederate Lt Gen James Longstreet | Image Credit: BlogSpot.com

Eastern Tennessee: The Dandridge Engagement

17 Jan –

Reconstruction Begins in Arkansas

19 Jan –

Confederates Target New Bern

20 Jan –

Reconstruction Begins in Tennessee

21 Jan –

Turmoil in Missouri Continues

22 Jan –

Eastern Tennessee: The Sevierville Engagement

26 Jan –

Eastern Tennessee: Longstreet Wins and Foster Leaves

28 Jan –

Confederates Forage in West Virginia

31 Jan –

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Last Updated: 1/2/2019

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