Historical Events in 1862 (Part 2)

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  • Sep 14 Battle at Crampton's Gap: Union troops win a tactical victory over Confederate forces
  • Sep 14 Battle at South Mountain: Union troops defeat an outnumbered Confederate force
  • Sep 14 Battle of Munfordsville KY
  • Sep 14 Federal troops escape from beleaguered Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
  • Sep 14 Skirmish at Fox's Gap, American Civil War
  • Sep 15 Confederates conquer Union-weapon arsenal at Harpers Ferry WV
  • Sep 16 Gen Bragg's army surrounds 4,000 federals at Munfordville, KY
  • Sep 17 Battle of Antietam [Battle of Sharpsburg], bloodiest day in the American Civil War 23,110 die in first battle on Union soil
  • Sep 17 Battle of Cumberland Gap, TN-evacuted by Federals
  • Sep 17 Battle of Mumfordville, Kentucky, US Col J Wilder surrenders city
  • Sep 17 American Civil War: The Allegheny Arsenal explosion results in the single largest civilian disaster during the war; 78 workers killed.
  • Sep 18 Confederate armies officially divide into corps
  • Sep 18 General Read army pulls out of Antietam Creek Virginia
  • Sep 19 -20] Battle at Blackford's Ford, Virginia
  • Sep 19 Battle at Iuka Mississippi (1,700 casualties)
  • Sep 22 President Lincoln says he will free slaves in all states on Jan 1
  • Sep 23 Lincoln's Emancipation is published in Northern Newspapers
  • Sep 24 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • Sep 25 Skirmish at Davis' Bridge, Tennessee
  • Sep 30 First Battle of Newtonia (American Civil War), Newton County, Missouri

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Sep 30 Prussia Minister President Otto Von Bismarck's delivers his "Blood & Iron" speech

German Statesman Otto Von Bismarck
German Statesman
Otto Von Bismarck
  • Oct 3 -10] Battle of Corinth, Mississippi
  • Oct 3 Skirmish at Bardstown, Kentucky
  • Oct 4 Battle of Corinth ends
  • Oct 5 Battle of Hatchie Bridge, Tennessee; confederate forces avoid capture by Union army
  • Oct 5 Federal fleet occupies Galveston, Texas
  • Oct 8 Battle of Perryville, KY- Confederate invasion halted
  • Oct 8 Otto Von Bismarck becomes Chancellor of the German Empire

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Oct 12 JEB Stuart completes his "second ride around Mcclellan"

Union General George McClellan
Union General
George McClellan
Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart
Confederate General
J.E.B. Stuart
  • Oct 12 Maj Gen Earl Van Dorn assumes command of Conf troops in Missisippi
  • Oct 12 Skirmish at Monocacy, Maryland
  • Oct 14 Baseballer James Creighton ruptures bladder hitting HR, dies 10/18
  • Oct 14 Excelsiors defeat Unions of Morrisania 13-9
  • Oct 17 Battle of Leetown & Thoroughfare Gap, VA
  • Oct 18 Morgan's raiders capture federal garrison at Lexington, KY
  • Oct 20 Amnesty proclaimed for escaped slaves of Suriname
  • Oct 22 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
  • Oct 22 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
  • Nov 3 Battle until the 5th November between gunboats at Bayou Teche, a waterway in Louisiana
  • Nov 4 Dr Richard Gatling patents Gatling machine gun (Indianapolis)
  • Nov 5 Ambrose Burnside replaces McClellen as head of Army of Potomac
  • Nov 5 Battle at Barbee's Crossroads, Virginia: 51 casualties
  • Nov 6 NY-SF direct telegraphic link forms

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Nov 9 US General Ulysses S. Grant issues orders to bar Jews from serving under him

US President & Union General Ulysses S. Grant
US President & Union General
Ulysses S. Grant
  • Nov 11 Opera "La Forza Del Destino" is produced (St Petersburg Russia)
  • Nov 17 Confederate Sec of War George B Randolph resigns
  • Nov 17 Union General Ambrose Burnside marches north out of Washington, D.C., to begin the Fredericksburg campaign
  • Nov 20 Confederate armies of Mississippi and Kentucky merge as Army of Tennessee, under General Braxton Bragg
  • Nov 24 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • Nov 28 Battle at Cane Hill, Arkansas (475 casualties)
  • Nov 28 Battle of Hooly Spring, MS
  • Dec 5 Battle of Coffeeville, MS
  • Dec 6 US President Lincoln orders hanging of 39 Santee Sioux indians
  • Dec 7 Battle of Hartsville, TN
  • Dec 7 Battle of Prairie Grove, AR
  • Dec 12 Battle of Dumfries, Virginia
  • Dec 12 Naval Engagement at Yazoo River, MS (USS CAIRO torpedoed)
  • Dec 13 Battle of Fredericksburg, VA (Marye's Heights)
  • Dec 14 Battle of Kinston, North Carolina (US Civil War)
  • Dec 16 Kingdom of Nepal accepts its constitution
  • Dec 17 General Ulysses S. Grant issues order #11, expelling Jews from Tennessee
  • Dec 18 Battle at Lexington, Tennessee (Forrest's Second Raid)
  • Dec 19 Skirmish at Jackson/Salem Church, Tenn (80 casualties)
  • Dec 20 -Dec 20th] Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA
  • Dec 20 -Jan 3rd] Vicksburg campaign
  • Dec 20 Confederate raid on Union supplies at Holly Springs, Mississippi

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Dec 20 Brig-gen Nathan Bedford Forrest occupies Trenton, Kentucky

Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest
Confederate General and KKK Grand Wizard
Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Dec 22 -Jan 2nd) Raid on Morgan's: Bardstown to Elizabethtown, KY

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Dec 23 Union General Ben "Beast" Butler is proclaimed a "felon, outlaw & common enemy of mankind" by Jefferson Davis

President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis
President of the Confederate States of America
Jefferson Davis
  • Dec 25 40,000 watch Union army men play baseball at Hilton Head, SC
  • Dec 26 -Dec 28th) Battle of Dumfries, VA
  • Dec 26 1st US navy hospital ship enters service
  • Dec 26 38 Santee Sioux Indians hanged in Mankato Minnesota, due to their uprising
  • Dec 27 Battle of Chickasaw Bluffs, MS (Chickasaw Bayou)
  • Dec 27 Battle of Elizabethtown, KY

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Dec 29 Battle of Chichasaw Bayou: confederate armies defeat General William T. Sherman

  • Dec 29 Bowling ball invented
  • Dec 31 -Jan 20th) Battle of Stone's River/Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennesse in American Civil War
  • Dec 31 President Lincoln signs act admitting West Virginia to the Union
  • Dec 31 Skirmish at Parker Cross Roads, Tennessee
  • Dec 31 Union ironclad ship "Monitor" sank off Cape Hatteras, NC