Tuesday, February 25, 2014

February 25, 1864

February 25, 1864

—North of Dalton, Georgia, Gen. Johnston has sent several Rebel divisions to block the passes into Dalton, causing Palmer and another division under Gen. Cruft to pause and send out heavy lines of skirmishers in order to find a way in. Heavy skirmishing ensues, but no major engagement.

—In Washington, D.C., Pres. and Mrs. Lincoln attend Grover’s Theatre to see Edwin Booth, of the famous Booth theatrical family, act in the title role of the play Brutus.

—On this date, Maj. Gen. John Bell Hood rejoins the Army of Tennessee in Georgia, and is given command of a corps, under Joseph Johnston.

—Leverett Bradley, a Union soldier on leave in Washington, writes in his journal:
Went to the theatre. The play was Brutus. I liked it much; it made some of the women cry. He makes me his captive.

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