Federal troops arrest General Charles P. Stone in the early morning hours after new “evidence” surfaces confirming Stone’s disloyalty to the Union.
First Lady Mary Lincoln hosts a lavish ball at the White House, prompting some to criticize her for being insensitive to those suffering hardships due to war.
George B. McClellan submits a 22-page report arguing in favor of his plan to move the Federal Army of the Potomac down the Virginia coast by water.
Abraham Lincoln signs a bill into law that nationalizes the railroads and telegraphs for the war effort.
The Radical-dominated Joint Committee seeks to put the blame of the Ball’s Bluff disaster on the shoulders of Charles P. Stone, for both military and political reasons.
Abraham Lincoln designates February 22 as ‘the day for a general movement of the Land and Naval forces of the United States against the insurgent forces.”