The Occupation of Nashville – Today In Southern History

25 February 1862 

On this date in 1862…

Federal troops under federal General Ullyses S. Grant occupied Nashville, Tennessee. 

Other Years:

  • 1793 – The department heads of the U.S. government met with U.S. President Washington for the first Cabinet meeting on record.
  • 1839 – Defeated Seminole warriors, their families, and black allies were placed on ships at Tampa Bay, Florida and sent west to Indian Territory.
  • 1870 – Hiram R. Revels, a Republican from Mississippi, became the first black member of the United States Senate as he was sworn in to serve out the remainder Jefferson Davis’s unexpired term.
  • 1875 – After the Battle of Palo Duro Canyon and a relentless pursuit by the Army, Lone Wolf, and 252 Kiowa followers, finally surrendered at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Lone Wolf was sent as a prisoner-of-war to Fort Marion, in St. Augustine, Florida.
  • 1913 – The 16th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, authorizing an income tax. 
  • 1999 – William King was sentenced to death for the racially-motivated murder of James Byrd Jr in Jasper, Texas.

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