Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis experienced trouble with stubborn military commanders. A French invasion of Mexico threatened to spark an international incident. The Federals sustained another military disaster, and one of the greatest military careers in American history ended.
Jefferson Davis meets with army commanders to discuss military strategy at Centreville in northern Virginia.
Federal forces attack a Confederate detachment near Cheat Mountain in northwestern Virginia.
Confederates scramble to defend the North Carolina coast, including efforts to take back Forts Clark and Hatteras at Hatteras Inlet.
Confederates strengthen their defense line across Kentucky, as William T. Sherman gives his Federal superiors a gloomy report of affairs in the state.
John C. Fremont leaves St. Louis to lead his Army of the Southwest against the secessionist Missouri State Guards of Sterling Price.
A former U.S. vice president urges his fellow Kentuckians to resist the Federal occupation of their state.
Confederates attempt to seize Fort Pickens, a Federal stronghold on Santa Rosa Island near Pensacola, Florida.
Confederate envoys board a steamship in the hopes of eluding the Federal blockade and reaching Europe to gain Confederate recognition.
The Confederates unveil a new metal-plated ram to break the Federal blockade at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Last Updated: 10/13/2021