The growing tension between George B. McClellan and Winfield Scott results in a harsh exchange after a conference on military strategy.
Nathaniel P. Banks, commanding Federals around Baltimore, receives orders to use military force to prevent the state from seceding.
After six days, John C. Fremont finally responds to Abraham Lincoln’s request to modify clauses in his controversial Missouri proclamation.
Abraham Lincoln addresses the delicate issue of John C. Fremont’s proclamation imposing martial law in Missouri and freeing slaves belonging to disloyal masters.
The recruitment of Federal troops in Kentucky threatens the state’s delicate neutrality.
Simon Cameron clarifies the Lincoln administration’s policy regarding fugitive slaves escaping into Federal military lines.