On This Day In Civil War History - May 10

1861 - Union General Nathaniel Lyons takes control of St. Louis to end rioting, seizing Camp Jackson (Confederate militia) and 1200 1855 Springfield Rifles

1862 - Federal mortar boats, shelling Fort Pillow, are attacked by a makeshift Confederate fleet. The U. S. responds in force, with ironclads. Although the 8 Confederate boats manage to sink 2 ironclads (the Cincinnati and Mound City) the battle of Plum Run Bend or Plum Point ended when the Rebels withdrew to Fort Pillow

1862 - Confederates destroy Naval Base at Pensacola, Florida

1863 - Confederate General "Stonewall" Jackson dies at a field hospital near Guiney Station, Virginia

1865 - Confederate President Jefferson Davis is captured near Irwinville, Georgia

1865 - Union President Andrew Johnson declares armed resistance at an end