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Grant Camp Meetings:  Second Monday of each month, 7:00 pm at:

Frailey's Grill
Schnucks Plaza
I-55 & Butler Hill Rd
St. Louis, MO 63128
N38.487527, W90.357851

  Please email a camp officer prior to attending to confirm meeting time.    

    January 

Notable Dates in Union History
01 - 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs Emancipation proclamation
11 - 1865 Gov. Thomas Fletcher signs Missouri Manumission Proclamation
13 - Admiral Porter attacks Fort Fisher (1865)
26 - General Joseph Hooker takes command of Union forces

Birth Dates of Union Leaders
16 - General Henry W. Halleck (1815)
21 - General John C. Fremont (1813)

    February

Notable Dates in Union History
01 - General William T. Sherman begins Carolina Campaign (1865
03 - Meridian Campaign Begins (1864)
13 - Battle of Fort Donelson (1862)
24 - Sherman Day

Birth Dates of Union Leaders
08 - General William T. Sherman (1820)
09 - General John A. Logan (1826)
12 - President Abraham Lincoln (1809)
14 - General Winfield S. Hancock (1824)
19 - General Francis P. Blair, Jr. (1821)

March

Notable Dates in Union History
03 – Congress creates Freedmen’s Bureau (1865)
04 – Abraham Lincoln inaugurated 16th President of U.S. (1861)
04 – President Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural (1865)
07/08 – Battle of Pea Ridge (1862)
09 – Battle of “Ironclads” USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (1862)
12 – General Ulysses S. Grant promoted to command of all Union forces (1864)
12 – Red River Campaign begins (1864)
17 – Campaign against Mobile begins (1865)
29 – Appomattox Campaign begins (1865)

Birth Dates of Noted Leaders:
04 – General John Buford (1826)
06 – General Philip H. Sheridan (1831)

April

Dates in Union History:
03 – Richmond surrenders (1865)
06/07 – Battle of Shiloh (1862)
09 – General Robert E. Lee surrenders at Appomattox Court House (1865)
12 – Confederates fire on Fort Sumter (1861)
14 – President Abraham Lincoln assassinated (1865)
16 - Lincoln Memorial Day
29 – New Orleans surrenders (1862)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
27 – General Ulysses S. Grant (1822)

May

Dates in Union History:
01 – Loyalty Day
01/02 - Battle of Chancellorsville (1863)
05/06 – Battle of the Wilderness (1864)
12 – Battle of Spotsylvania Court House (1864)
18 – Siege of Vicksburg begins (1863)
25 -  Capt. Constantin Blandowski Memorial Day
28 – 54th Mass. Infantry, first African-American regiment, enters active duty (1863)

     Birth Dates of Union Leaders:

    June

Dates in Union History:
01 - Battle of Cold Harbor (1864)
06 – Memphis surrenders (1862)
09 – Battle of Brandy Station (1863)
14 – Flag Day
15 – Petersburg Campaign begins (1864)
17 – Thaddeus Lowe demonstrates hot air balloon for surveillance (1861)
26 – General Stoneman begins Atlanta raid (1864)
27 – Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (1864)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
02 – General Philip Kearny (1815)
13 – General Winfield Scott (1786)

    July

Dates in Union History:
01/03 - Battle of Gettysburg (1863)
04 – Independence Day
09 – Port Hudson surrenders (1863)
13 – Union forces secure West Virginia (1861)
21 – First Battle of Bull Run (1861)
23 – 1885, President Grant succombs to throat cancer at Whitehaven, Mount McGregor, New York

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
05 – Admiral David G. Farragut (1801)
14 – General Nathaniel Lyon (1818)

    August

Dates in Union History:
5 - Battle of Athens
8 - Grant's commissioning in Ironton
10 – Battle of Wilson’s Creek (1861)
29/30 – Second Battle of Bull Run (1862)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
05 – Admiral David G. Farragut (1801)

    September

Dates in Union History:
02 – Atlanta surrenders! (1864)
17 – Battle of Antietam (1862)
19 – Battle of Chickamauga (1863)
24 – General Philip H. Sheridan moves through Shenandoah Valley (1864)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
06 – General William S. Rosecrans (1819)
08 – General Joshua L. Chamberlain (1828)

    October

Dates in Union History:
19 – Battle of Cedar Creek (1864)
21 – Battle of Ball’s Bluff (1861)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
06 – General Daniel E. Sickles (1819)

    November

Dates in Union History:
01 – General George B. McClellan replaces General Winfield Scott as Commander of Union forces (1861)
05 – General George B. McClellan removed from command (1862)
09 – Abraham Lincoln re-elected president (1864)
15 – General William T. Sherman begins “March to the Sea” (1864)
19 – President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address (1863)
23/25 – Battle of Chattanooga (1863)
30 – Battle of Franklin (1864)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
14 – General Joseph Hooker (1814)
14 – General James B. McPherson (1828)

    December

Dates in Union History:
06 – 13th Amendment passed by Congress (1865)
08 – President Lincoln makes proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction (1863)
13 – Battle of Fredericksburg (1862)

Birth Dates of Union Leaders:
05 – General George A. Custer (1839)
25 – Red Cross founder Clara Barton (1821)
31 – General George G. Meade (1815)

Union Dixie Flags

Abe Lincoln

"Dixie" was one of Abraham Lincoln's favorite tunes. "Bought and Paid for by the U.S. Army" Midi File courtesy of Benjamin Robert Tubb [webpage].

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