Army November 2 - General John C. The Peace Convention. A surprise Confederate counterattack briefly stopped Union destruction of the Weldon Railroad near Ream's Station, though failed to release the Union grip on this important supply line into Petersburg.
Unfortunately, the result of the campaign would be less than desired as it drew to a close in the first week of May with Confederates still in firm control of most of the state. The Payola scandal reaches a new level of public prominence and legal gravity on this day in 1960, when President Eisenhower called it an issue of public morality and the FCC proposed a new law making involvement in Payola a criminal act.
The most notable event is the storming of Lookout Mountain on November 24 and Battle of Missionary Ridge the following day. He will take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States—the whole of it. Davis demanded a trial as the best forum for proving the constitutionality of secession, and the government requested numerous time extensions to prepare its case.
October 13 - Confederate Colonel John S. Unfortunately for the South, Davis was an ineffective president and had a disagreeable personality. February 14 - Union ironclad gunboats attack Fort Donelson, Tennessee.
A week of secret meetings between President Franklin D. Jubal Early's troops arrive on the outskirts of Washington, DC, and trade cannon fire with a token Union force remaining in the forts around the city.
After several days of probing the defenses, Meade withdraws north of the Rapidan and goes into winter quarters. After several hours of fierce fighting, Hood withdrew back to his own defensive works. Johnston as commander of the Army of Tennessee. November 29 - Battle of Spring Hill, Tennessee. Give a Gift. With Mrs. Union cavalrymen arrested Davis near Irwinville, Georgia, on May 10, 1865. October 19 - Cavalry engagement known as the Buckland Races, Virginia. He was sized up by all concerned as easygoing, convivial and a bit droll.