Abraham Lincoln addresses corruption in the War Department by appointing a new secretary determined to wage more aggressive war.
Tag: Simon Cameron
The Resignation of Winfield Scott
President Lincoln decides the time is right for Winfield Scott to retire as general-in-chief, and his replacement should be George B. McClellan.
An Organized System of Pillage
President Lincoln issues orders formally relieving John C. Fremont from command. But getting the orders to Fremont would be another matter.
A Gloomy Picture of Affairs in Kentucky
Confederates strengthen their defense line across Kentucky, as William T. Sherman gives his Federal superiors a gloomy report of affairs in the state.
I Presume War is Declared
The growing tension between George B. McClellan and Winfield Scott results in a harsh exchange after a conference on military strategy.
Subject to Indictment and Condign Punishment
Both the Federal government and the people in the North step up scrutiny of anti-war sentiment, and constitutional guarantees are threatened.