Vermont Civil War Timeline
What Happened Today, 31 October
Date Event

October 31, 1862

12th Regiment at Camp Vt., near Hunting Creek, until December 12. (Dyer)

October 31, 1862

12th Regiment moved from Munson's Hill to Hunting Creek. (Dyer)

October 31, 1862

During October the Confederate Torpedo Bureau was established under Lieutenant H. Davidson, continuing work pioneered by Commander M. F. Maury. (NavHist)

October 31, 1863

During October, instruction began for 52 midshipmen at the Confederate States Naval Academy on board CSS Patrick Henry in the James River. (NavHist)

October 31, 1864

Portus Baxter Smith, 11th Regiment, made an entry in his journal. (more)

October 31, 1864

Extract from log of the USS General Thomas: Off Whitesburg: At 2:45 a.m. three muskets were fired south of Whitesburg. 9:30, the Stone River came down, made fast aft, and hauled us off the bar. 8:15 a.m.: Started up the river and fired 8 shots. 11:30, landed. 4:15 p.m.: Commenced firing at some rebel cavalry. 5:15, ceased firing. 7:30, stopped at Triana and communicated with some soldiers. 8 p.m.: Fired three shots. At 10:15, landed at Decatur. (ORN)

October 31, 1864

Eugene W. Rolfe, 3rd Battery, wrote in his diary (more)

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