Ulysses S. Grant continues his relentless siege, and he also finds time to finally remove a troublesome commander.
A conference between Federal officers and Missouri state officials leads to open warfare between the Federals and Missourians.
William S. Harney is ousted as Federal commander in Missouri, leaving his successor free reign to make war on secessionists in the state.
The governor of Missouri asks Jefferson Davis to send him arms while Federals work in secret to secure the vital St. Louis arsenal.
President-elect Abraham Lincoln meets with influential Congressman Francis P. Blair, Jr. and publishes an editorial about possibly bringing a southerner into his cabinet.
October 31, 1864 – Party unity, statehood for Nevada, and recent military success worked to shift momentum in favor of President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection. As