November 23, This day during the American Civil War 

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November 23, 1861 – in Los Angeles, California – On November 20, Union forces began a pursuit of a small Confederate group, the Showalter party. Three days later, on November 23, the Union force caught up with the Confederates and a brief fight ensued. The Confederates surrendered to the Federals soon after. A total of 18 Confederates were captured, including the party leader, Daniel Showalter. The fight occured just southeast of Los Angeles.



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