May 7, 1864
August Valentine Kautz, USA, is appointed Brig. Gen.
The US gun-boat, Shawsheen, is captured at Turkey Island, the James River, VA, during Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler’s Union operations on the south side of the James River, VA.
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