Monthly Archives: December 2012

December 31, This day during the American Revolution

December 31, 1775 – The Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775 between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of the city of Quebec, early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major … Continue reading

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December 31,  THIS DAY IN AMERICAN HISTORY

December 31, 1862 – American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two. West Virginia became a state following the Wheeling Conventions and broke away from Virginia during the … Continue reading

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December 31, This day during the American Indian War

December 31, 1835 – Battle of Ouithlacoochie was a battle in the Second Seminole War fought on December 31, 1835, along the Withlacoochee River in Citrus County, Florida. The regulars and a few of the volunteers had crossed, when the … Continue reading

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December 31, This day during the American Civil War

December 31, 1862 – The Battle of Parker’s Cross Roads was fought on December 31, 1862, in Henderson County, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Dunham’s and Forrest’s march routes brought them into contact at Parker’s Crossroads on December 31, … Continue reading

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December 31, This day during the American Civil War

December 31, 1861 – in Biloxi, Mississippi – On December 31, a Union landing party departed from Ship Island and arrived at Biloxi. They quickly captured the town, destroyed a Confederate battery, and then left to go back to Ship … Continue reading

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December 31, This Day during the World War ll

December 31, 1944 – The Battle of Leyte in the Pacific campaign of World War II was the invasion and conquest of the island of Leyte in the Philippines by American and Filipino guerrilla forces under the command of General … Continue reading

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December 31, 1944 – Operation Ichi-Go was a campaign of a series of major battles between the Imperial Japanese Army forces and the National Revolutionary Army of the Republic of China, fought from April to December 1944. It consisted of … Continue reading

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