1862

Skirmish near Monterey.

1863

Skirmish on Smith’s Ford or Snow Hill; skirmish at Liberty.

1864

U.S. advance against the Confederates is turned back near Memphis.

Skirmishes near Raleigh.

Skirmishes at Cypress Swamp.

1865

Union troops occupy Richmond. President Lincoln himself is said to be in the city, but his decision to go there is criticized by many news editors who feel he is putting himself in harm’s way:

“He has no right to put [his life] at the mercy of any lingering desperado in Richmond, or of any stray bullet in the field, unless some special service can be rendered by his personal presence.” [NYT] Gen. Stoneman’s forces capture the town of Boone, North Carolina.

Skirmishes at Mount Pleasant.

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