Historical Events in September 1861

  • Sep 1 Grant assumes command of Federal forces at Cape Girardeau MI
  • Sep 1 Skirmishes at Boone Court House WV & Blue Creek WV
  • Sep 3 Confederate forces enter Kentucky, thus ending its neutrality

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Sep 6 General Ulysses S. Grant occupies Paducah, Kentucky

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Sep 9 Nurse Sally Tompkins is officially commissioned as an officer (and its only woman officer) by the Confederate US Army
  • Sep 10 -15] Battle at Cheat Mountain, Elkwater West Virginia
  • Sep 10 Battle of Carnifex Ferry VA, 170 casualities
  • Sep 13 1st naval battle of Civil War, Union frigate "Colorado" sinks privateer "Judah" off Pensacola, Fla
  • Sep 16 Battle of Princeton, WV
  • Sep 16 British Post Office Savings Banks opens
  • Sep 17 First class for escaped slaves taught by Mary Peake at Fortress Monroe Virginia (now Hampton University).
  • Sep 20 Battle of Lexington, MI-captured by Union
  • Sep 22 Fort Fauntleroy (Wingate), rapes Navaho Indians
  • Sep 25 Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • Sep 26 2nd British Golf Open: Tom Morris Sr shoots a 163 at Prestwick Club