Tuesday, October 8, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Skirmish: Hillsborough, KY October 8, 1861
Expedition to: Lexington, MO October 5 - 16, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River July 1 - November 19, 1861



Appointment: Alexander Peter Stewart, CSA, to Brigadier General
Appointment: Lovell Harrison Rousseau, USA, to Major General
Relieved of Command: Brigadier General Robert Anderson, USA, from command of the Department of the Cumberland, Kentucky, and Tennessee, due to his failing health, and apparent nervous breakdown. He never was to command again, retiring from the US Army in 1863.
Appointment: Brigadier General William T. Sherman, USA, supersedes Brigadier General Robert Anderson, USA, in command of the Department of the Cumberland, Kentucky, and Tennessee.

(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.)





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