Thursday, October 3, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Operation: Camp Robledo, New Mexico Territory September 30 - October 7, 1861
Engagement: Cheat Mountain, WV October 3 - 4, 1861
Skirmish: Greenbrier River, WV October 3, 1861
Expedition to: Oak Grove, CA September 25 - October 5, 1861
Expedition to: Pohick Church, VA October 3, 1861
Operation: Robledo Camp, New Mexico Territory September 30 - October 7, 1861
Skirmish: Springfield Station, VA October 3, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River July 1 - November 19, 1861

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)


Naval Events:

Captain Eagle, commanding U.S.S. Santee, reported return of U.S.S. Sam Houston to Galveston with schooner Reindeer, captured off San Luis Pass, Texas. The schooner, deemed worthless, was sunk.

(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.)


Additional Information:

The Battle of Greenbrier River, Virginia. (WV007) (Operations in Western Virginia [June-December 1861]).

Governor Thomas O. Moore, of Louisiana, bans the shipment of cotton from his state to Europe in order to place pressure on the European nations to officially recognize the Confederacy as an independent nation.

(Source: Civil War Sites Advisory Commission Report: Battle Summaries. National Park Service. In The Civil War Battlefield Guide, 2nd ed., 1998. Edited by Frances H. Kennedy; The Chronological Tracking Of The American Civil War Per The Offical Records Of The War of the Rebellion pp. 1-336. Ronald A. Mosocco.)




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