July 5, 1861: Lincoln signs a temperance declaration.
July 5, 1862: Keyes, Heintzelman, Sumner, Franklin, and Porter are nominated for the rank of major general, USV.
July 5, 1863: Pouring sheets of rain inundate the shelterless wounded at Gettysburg, hospital tents and equipment having been sent away before the battle.
July 5, 1864: Jubal Early, finding Harper's Ferry too strongly defended, begins operations against Washington, DC instead.
July 5, 1865: His work done, Major General George Cadwallader resigns his commission.