Civil War Events by State - Massachusetts


Listing of all day-by-day events of the American Civil War related to the state of Massachusetts.

The American Civil War crossed borders throughout many states as the nation was plunged into turmoil. Key battles were fought throughout the land with the most being recorded in the state of Virginia followed by the state of Tennessee. The war stretched into loosely established territories in the West as well and involved actions in international waters and support from foreign powers. In the end, the fractured country required decades of healing and its scars can still be seen today.

There are a total of (5) Civil War Events by State - Massachusetts events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.








April 18, 1861

The 6th Massachusetts Regiment arrives in New York City.



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April 20, 1861

American citizens are arrested throughout Baltimore, Boston and New York without due process - brought about by warrants issued under the name of the United States Secretary of State.



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June 12, 1863

Confederate navy elements begin a period of raids against Union shipping along the American East Coast.



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June 24, 1863

Confederate navy forces conclude their raids against Union shipping targets along the northeast American coast.



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December 7, 1863

The Union steamer USS Chesapeake is taken over by Confederate soldiers in civilian clothing. The brazen action takes place off the Massachusetts coast. The vessel is relocated to Canadian waters of Nova Scotia.



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