John C. Fremont touts the recapture of Lexington and Springfield as great victories, but they do little to change the tumultuous military situation in Missouri.
John Baylor, commanding Confederates in the New Mexico Territory, expresses concern that Federals are working to drive him from the region.
President Lincoln issues orders formally relieving John C. Fremont from command. But getting the orders to Fremont would be another matter.
The Federal defeat at Ball’s Bluff outrages northerners, sends the Lincolns into mourning, and increases calls for an “all-out war” against the Confederacy.
Federal forces suffer another horrific defeat when they are driven off a cliff overlooking the Potomac River at Leesburg, Virginia.
Federal forces converge on an isolated Confederate unit at Leesburg, a Virginia town up the Potomac River from Washington.