The 4th Missouri Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment that served
in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Organized
on April 28, 1862, the regiment was present at the battle in Farmington
on May 9, and in Iuka on September 19. The regiment participated in
three charges against Union lines on October 3, 1862, during the Second
Battle of Corinth. On October 4, the regiment and its brigade attacked
fresh Union lines. Despite initial success, their attack was repulsed by
a Union counterattack. On November 7, 1862, the regiment was combined
with the 1st Missouri Infantry to form the 1st and 4th Missouri Infantry
Regiment (Consolidated). The combined unit served in the Vicksburg
campaign in 1863, before surrendering at the end of the Siege of
Vicksburg. After being exchanged, the men rejoined the Confederate Army
and served in the Atlanta campaign and the Battle of Franklin in 1864.
On May 9, 1865, the consolidated regiment surrendered during the Battle
of Fort Blakeley.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Fletcher Christian, the acting lieutenant on board the Royal
Navy ship Bounty, led a mutiny against the commander William Bligh in
the South Pacific.
Flying from London to Manchester, French aviator Louis Paulhan
won the first long-distance aeroplane race in England.
World War II: Presaging a campaign of genocide against the
Serbs of Croatia, around 190 people were massacred by members of the
Ustaše movement in Gudovac.
American entrepreneur Dennis Tito boarded the Russian
spacecraft Soyuz TM-32 to the International Space Station, becoming the
world's first fee-paying space tourist.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (uncountable) Generosity; also (countable) an act of generosity.
2. (countable) Something given liberally; a gift.
3. (countable) A reward for some specific act, especially one given by
an authority or a government.
4. (specifically) A monetary reward for capturing (or, in the past,
killing) a person accused or convicted of a crime and who is at large;
also, a similar reward for capturing or killing an animal which is
dangerous or causing a nuisance.
5. (military, historical) Money paid to a person when becoming a member
of the armed forces, or as a reward for some service therein.
6. (countable, figuratively) An abundance or wealth.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
You never really understand a person until you consider things
from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around