North America 1864: Sherman's March to the Sea
In 1864, the Union armies were placed under the command of Ulysses S. Grant, hero of Vicksburg. Grant attacked the Confederates in Virginia, wearing down Lee in a slow but steady advance on Richmond, while General William Tecumseh Sherman marched through Georgia to the sea, cutting the eastern Confederacy in two.
15 Jun 1864 Siege of Petersburg begins▲
Union forces under Lt. Gen. Grant began an offensive against Petersburg, Virginia.
20 Jul–26 Aug 1864 Atlanta Campaign▲
Union forces under Sherman captured the Confederate city of Atlanta, Georgia.
29 Aug 1864 French capture Monterrey▲
French and Mexican Imperial forces captured Monterrey, temporary capital of the Mexican Republicans.
31 Oct 1864 Nevada becomes US state▲
The Nevada Territory was admitted to the US as state of Nevada.
15 Nov–21 Dec 1864 Sherman’s March to the Sea▲
Union forces under Sherman marched through Georgia from Atlanta to Savannah, cutting Confederate forces east of the Mississippi in two.
25 Nov 1864 First Battle of Adobe Walls▲
A United States Expeditionary Force from New Mexico under Kit Carson was repelled by Kiowa, Comanche and Apache warriors at Adobe Walls, Texas.
29 Nov 1864 Sand Creek massacre▲
United States Colorado Territory militia attacked and destroyed a Cheyenne and Arapaho village in the southeastern Colorado Territory.
15–16 Dec 1864 Battle of Nashville▲
Confederate forces under Hood were defeated by Union forces outside Nashville, Tennessee.