Jefferson Davis meets with army commanders to discuss military strategy at Centreville in northern Virginia.
The Confederacy continues working to get support from Great Britain, even at the cost of holding the British economy hostage.
Joseph E. Johnston sends Jefferson Davis an angry letter protesting his ranking among the full Confederate generals. This causes a permanent rift between the two.
Kentucky’s neutrality, which had been in question for several months, officially ends with the Confederate occupation of Columbus.
Jefferson Davis nominates five officers to become full generals in the Confederate Army.
The recruitment of Federal troops in Kentucky threatens the state’s delicate neutrality.