Puget Sound Civil War Roundtable

Civil War Education, Remembrance and Preservation

1864

January 



January 8, 1864 - General Lee issues his
Resolution of Thanks
February 
March 



March 9, 1864 -President Lincoln promotes General Grant to Lieutenant General and installs as as General-in-Chief.
March 9, 1864 - General William T. Sherman succeeds Grant in the West.
April 



April 18, 1864 -
President Lincoln addresses the U. S. Sanitary Commission’s Sanitary Fair in Baltimore.
May 



May 4, 1864 - Overland Campaign begins.
May 5-6, 1864 - Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-12, 1864 - Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse
June 



June 1-3, 1864 - Battle of Cold Harbor
July 



July 1864 - Robert Knox Sneden, a prisoner of war, draws a map of the
Andersonville prison in Georgia.
July 2, 1864 - Congress passes the
Wade-Davis Bill.
July 4, 1864 - President Lincoln “pocket-vetoes” the Wade-Davis Bill.
July 8, 1864 - President Lincoln issues a
Proclamation about reconstruction and the Wade-Davis Bill.
July 20, 1864 - During siege of Atlanta, General Johnston replaced by General John B. Hood.
August 



August 5, 1864 - Horace Greeley prints the
Wade-Davis Manifesto denouncing President Lincoln's July 8th Proclamation outlining the reasons for vetoing the Wade-Davis Act.
August 29, 1864 - General McClellan nominated for President by Democrats.
August 1864 - John C. Fremont's Presidential campaign issued
A Last Appeal to the Democracy.
September 



September 2, 1864 - General Sherman captures Atlanta and continues his march to the sea.
September 8, 1864 - General
George B. McClellan accepts the Democratic nomination for President.
September 23, 1864 -
President Jefferson Davis addresses Macon, Georgia
October 



October 19, 1864 - General Phillip Sheridan defeats General Early in the Shenandoah Valley.

November 



November 8, 1864 - President Lincoln re-elected, defeating Democrat General George B. McClellan.
November 15, 1864 - General Sherman begins the March to the Sea.
December 



December 6, 1864 - President Lincoln delivers a
Message to Congress (State of the Union Address)
December 15-16, 1864 - Battle of Nashville and crushing defeat of General Hood by General George Thomas.
December 21, 1864 - General Sherman reaches Savannah and telegraphs his “Christmas present” to President Lincoln.