Saturday, February 9, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Charleston Harbor, SC December 20, 1860 - April 14, 1861
Operation: Fort Humboldt, CA January 16 - May 18, 1861
Scouts: Willow Creek, OR February 5 - 17, 1861



Elected: Confederate Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, votes unanimously to elect Jefferson Davis, from Mississippi, the first President of the Confederate States of America (CSA)
Elected: Confederate Convention in Montgomery, Alabama, votes unanimously to elect Alexander Stephens, from Georgia, the first Vice-President of the Confederate States of America (CSA)

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)


Naval Events:

U.S.S. Brooklyn, commanded by Captain Walker, arrived off Pensacola. Troops were not landed at Fort Pickens in compliance with the order of 29 January, based on an interim agreement with Florida officials in which the status quo would be maintained (i.e., Forts Barrancas and McRee and Navy Yard remained in Confederate hands while the Union held Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island). Brooklyn, Sabine, Macedonia, and St. Louis remained off the harbor, but reinforcements were not put ashore at Fort Pickens until 12 April.

(Source: Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. pp. I:1-41; II:1-117; III:1-170; IV:1-152; V:1-134. 1971: Naval History Division, Navy Department.)




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