September 11, 1862 – President Abraham Lincoln approved a contract to deport slaves to Central America. He later hosted a delegation urging him to abolish
September 10, 1862 – General Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Mississippi entered Kentucky as thousands of men volunteered to stop the Confederates from crossing the
September 9, 1862 – The Confederates resumed their advance as panic began spreading through southern Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee was ready to move his
Robert E. Lee tried garnering support from the people of Maryland, while George B. McClellan’s Federals tried tracking him down.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began crossing the Potomac River into Maryland to take the war to the North for the first time.
September 3, 1862 – The Confederate incursion into Kentucky continued, with Major General Edmund Kirby Smith’s forces taking Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort.