—On this date, Gen. Stonewall Jackson dies of pneumonia, a complication of the amputation surgery of his left arm four days earlier. The South mourns for the fallen warrior.
|Lt. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, CSA|
|1st Lieut. Thomas J. Jackson, as a young officer in the Mexican War|
—Gen. Grant’s campaign through central Mississippi continues apace, with McPherson’s corps arrived at Utica, Mississippi on this date. Sherman’s and McClernand’s corps are advancing on a parallel road farther north, somewhere near Five Mile Creek. The Army of the Tennessee is moving at its characteristic swift pace.
—With McPherson’s corps is Jenkin Lloyd Jones, of the 6th Battery of Wisconsin Artillery. He notes their passing Utica on their swift march: