THIS DAY IN CW. January 25, 1861 - Augusta arsenal seized by Confederacy in Georgia. January 25, 1863 - Union forces withdraw from Corinth, Mississippi. They had been ordered to help protect Mississippi River shipping from northern states. Mill Creek, Tennessee, January 25, 1863. Train Guard and Detachment of 10th Michigan Infantry. A train carrying provisions was attacked by a party of Confederate cavalry near the Mill creek bridge of the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad. Before the detachment of 28 men could come up from the bridge the enemy had captured 25 of the train-guard and set fire to the cars. The reinforcement succeeded in driving the Confederates away. January 25, 1864 - Confederates organize a government around General Henry W. Allen. Its capital is Shreveport, Louisiana.
January 25, 1864 - Nathan Bedford Forrest [CS] attacks and defeats William Sooy Smith [US] near Meridian, Mississippi. January 25, 1864 - Federal expedition from Scottsboro, AL, toward Rome, GA, as Brig. Gen. Morgan L. Smith, USA, of Maj. Gen. John A. Logan's command construct a pontoon bridge across the Coosa River, capturing prisoners, forage, etc, including $5,700 in Confederate money which proved to have been a State fund for the relief of soldiers' families. Bainbridge Ferry, Alabama, January 25, 1864. Johnson's brigade of Roddey's Confederate command crossed the Tennessee river at Bainbridge, 3 miles above Florence, and at Newport ferry, 6 miles below Florence, intending to make a junction with a brigade of infantry that was expected to cross the river at Lamb's and Brown's ferries and to proceed thence to Athens to capture the Federal troops there. A Federal force of Major-General Thomas' command, under Colonel Miller of the 18th Missouri infantry, engaged them near Florence and routed them, killing 15 and wounding and capturing others. Federal loss, 15 killed, 25 wounded. January 25, 1865 - The Confederate commerce raider, CSS Shenandoah, arrives at Melbourne, Australia, for repairs and provisions.
January 25, 1865 - Skirmish near Simpsonville, Shelby County, KY, where the Union cattle guard composed of negro soldiers are attacked with a number killed and wounded. January 25, 1865 - Federal expedition from Irish Bottom to Evans' Island, TN, to secure beef cattle; the river being so full of ice, the Yankees could not get them off the island.