25 February 2016

The Occupation of Nashville

25 February 1862 


On this date in 1862...

Federal troops under federal General Ullyses S. Grant occupied Nashville, Tennessee. 


Other Years:


  • 1839 – Defeated Seminole warriors, their families, and black allies were placed on ships at Tampa Bay, Florida and sent west to Indian Territory.
  • 1870 - Hiram R. Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, became the first black member of the United States Senate as he was sworn in to serve out the remainder Jefferson Davis's unexpired term.
  • 1875 - After the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon and a relentless pursuit by the Army, Lone Wolf, and 252 Kiowa followers, finally surrendered at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Lone Wolf was sent as a prisoner-of-war to Fort Marion, in St. Augustine, Florida.



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