George B. McClellan seeks more approval from Washington and condemns the Emancipation Proclamation, while Abraham Lincoln addresses reports of disloyalty within the army.
Don Carlos Buell’s Federal army secures Louisville, Kentucky, from Confederate capture, but the Lincoln administration receives several reports critical of Buell’s leadership.
After issuing an order freeing all slaves in Confederate states, Abraham Lincoln issues a second order curtailing freedoms for Confederate sympathizers in the northern states.
Federal forces effectively suppress the Sioux uprising of 1862 by driving much of the tribe out of Minnesota.
Abraham Lincoln issues his decree stating “that all persons held as slaves” within rebellious areas “are, and henceforward shall be free” if those areas do not submit to Federal authority by January 1.
Following the Federal victory at the Battle of Antietam, Abraham Lincoln decides to follow through with a promise he had made to himself.