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1618: The first Black slaves brought by Dutch to colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
1752: Charles Dodson was born in North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia.
1756: John Turner was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.
1770: Samuel Stewart died in Rowan, Yadkin County, North Carolina.
1781: George Washington begins to move his troops south to fight Cornwallis.
1783: Thomas Dodson died in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
1800: Susannah Smithers Hill was born in Williamson County, Tennessee.
1801: Hulda Shirley was born.
1802: Hardenia Brurnley Clough was born in Hanover County, Virginia.
1810: James Elmore married Camilia Gant in Orange County, North Carolina.
1821: Athy G. Elmore was born.
1838: William Allen was born in Hartman, Johnson County, Arkansas.
1846: Russell Richardson was born in Tennessee.
1846: Mary J. Deggs was born in Mississippi.
1847: Letha M. Maxcy was born in Itawamba County, Mississippi.
1850: Sarah Francis Hardgrave was born in Arkansas.
1853: Charles Edwin Bean was born.
1858: Sarah Jane Horner was born in Perry County, Tennessee.
1859: John Hill died in Augusta, Jasper County, Georgia.
1864: The 8th and last day of battle at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia; about 3,900 casualties (Civil War).
1865: Permelia M. Phillips was born in Arkansas.
1866: Pres Andrew Johnson formally declares Civil War over.
1867: Peter Isaac Watson was born.
1872: Jesse J. Casey married Mary E. McPherson in Newton County, Arkansas.
1877: Josephine Lewis was born.
1886: George Alexander Rippy married Florence McIntire.
1888: Melissa Sue Elmore was born in Maggie, Craig County, Virginia.
1888: Nancy Elizabeth Laster died.
1891: Dwight J. Marlar was born in Arkansas.
1893: Wilbur J. Rogers married Emily May Jones in Burleson County, Texas.
1896: Dial telephone patented.
1899: Minerva Catherine Achord died in Hardeman County, Tennessee.
1899: William Calvin Acord married Ida R. Wall in Oark, Johnson County, Arkansas.
1900: Floyd Gee was born.
1903: Sherman E. Boen was born.
1904: Daniel Curtis Horner died.
1906: Geneva Lavena Boitel was born in Arkansas.
1907: Alan Reed, actor (Mr. Adams & Eve) and voice of Fred Flintstone, was born in New York City.
1917: Ambrose Johnson Brotherton married Bessie Ann King.
1917: Curtis Lee Foster was born.
1918: Britain opens offensive on Western front during WW I.
1919: James Terry Horner was born.
1920: The first US commercial radio, 8MK (WWJ), Detroit began daily broadcasting.
1920: Carlton Reagon Daugharty was born in Newton County, Texas.
1921: Jacqueline Susann, author (Valley of the Dolls), was born in Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
1921: Myrtle Mae Horner was born in Celeste, Hunt County, Texas.
1924: Jim Reeves, US country singer/actor (Gun Fury, Kimberley Jim), was born.
1924: Doris Lora Swain died in San Francisco, San Francisco County, California.
1929: Wilma Sue Lomax was born in Decatur County, Tennessee.
1929: 1st airship flight around Earth flying eastward completed.
1936: John A. Allen died.
1940: British PM Churchill says of Royal Air Force, "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few".
1941: Slobodan Milocevic, premier of Serbia, was born.
1942: Isaac Hayes, composer (Shaft), was born in Covington, Tennessee.
1943: Robert Plant, English rock vocalist (Led Zeppelin-Whole Lotta Love), was born.
1944: US and British forces destroy German 7th Army at Falaise-Argentan Gap.
1945: Malley Jane Melvina McDaniel died in Johnson County, Arkansas.
1951: Larry Joe Arnold was born in Kuna, Ada County, Idaho.
1952: Rudy Gatlin, country singer (Gatlin Bros-Broken Lady) was born in Olney, Texas.
1954: Al Roker, weatherman (NBC, Today) was born in Queens, New York.
1955: 1st airplane to exceed 1,800 mph-HA Hanes, Palmdale, California.
1957: USAAF balloon breaks an altitude record at 102,000 feet.
1960: USSR recovers 2 dogs, 1st living organisms to return from space.
1967: Allie Gertrude Rucker died in Amarillo, Potter County, Texas.
1969: Martin Winford Boitel died.
1974: President Gerald Ford, assumes office after Richard Nixon's resignation.
1982: Otto Allen Venable died.
1988: Billy G. Meese died in Weston, Lewis County, West Virginia.
1990: Iraq moves Western hostages to military installations (human shields).
1992: Ella Frances Wilson died in Graham, Young County, Texas.
2005: Hurlon Dean Moore died in Clarksville, Johnson County, Arkansas.

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U.S. Civil War


3rd Regiment, Louisiana Cavalry (Wingfields), CSA


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  • 3rd (Wingfield's) Cavalry Regiment was organized during the late summer of 1864. It was formed by adding four companies to the six companies of the 9th Louisiana Cavalry Battalion. This unit confronted the Federals in Louisiana and Mississippi, then in May, 1865, was included in the surrender of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. Colonel James H. Wingfield commanded this regiment.

    Predecessor unit:

    9th Cavalry Battalion [also called 1st or 9th Battalion Partisan Rangers] was organized during the early summer of 1862 with six companies and in July totaled 852 officers and men. Many of its members were recruited in the Baton Rouge area. The unit served in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, was active around Baton Rouge, and was captured at Port Hudson in July, 1863. After being exchanged, it was assigned to J. Griffith's and W. Adams' Brigade and participated in various operations in Mississippi. Later the battalion merged into Wingfield's 3rd Louisiana Cavalry Regiment. Lieutenant Colonel James H. Wingfield and Major James DeBaun were in command.


    Partial Roster

    • John P. Lee (1837-1900), son of C. C. Lee and Maranda Unknown; husband of Emily Drucilla Allen. Co. E, , Private-Hospital Steward.
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