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.
Jefferson Davis issues an executive order authorizing the execution of Federal officers caught using slaves for military purposes against the Confederacy.
The Native American uprising in Minnesota reaches its bloody climax as Native warriors launch vicious attacks on Fort Ridgely and the town of New Ulm.
Adam R. Johnson leads 35 Confederate partisans out of Henderson, Kentucky, to raid the Federal arsenal across the Ohio River at Newburgh, Indiana.
Federal troops retaliate against Confederate attacks in northern Alabama by committing various atrocities against civilians. Incidents such as these indicate the beginning of a new and more brutal phase of the war.