May 6- Arkansas and Tennesse pass secession ordinances..
May 10- Riots in St. Louis, Missouri.
May 13- Federal troops occupy Baltimore, MD.
May 20- North Caroline secedes.
May 24- Federal troops occupy Alexandria, VA.
May 3- Evac. of Yorktown by the Confederates.
Battle of Williamsburg, VA.
May 11- CSS Virginia burned to prevent capture.
May 25- Battle of Winchester, VA.
May 31- Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia. General Joseph E. Johnston wounded. General Robert E. Lee assumes comand.
1-4-Battle of Chancellorsville, VA.
May 3- Second Battle of Fredricksburg and Battle of Salem Church, VA.
May 10- Death of Stonewall Jackson.
May 18- Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi begins.
May 5-6 - Battle of the Wilderness, VA
May 7- Federals under Sherman start Atlanta Campaign..
May 11- Jeb Stuart mortally wounded at the battle of Yellow Tavern.
May 10- President Jefferson Davis captured
April 23-24 - Grand Review in Washington, DC
May 26- Surrender of the Confederate Army of Trans Mississippi at New Orleans
Note: Spaces left blank indicate no major happenings on these dates of the year.
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