Monday, October 14, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Skirmish: Bird's Point, MO October 14, 1861
Operation: Fort Inge, TX October 11 - 16, 1861
Operations: Fredericktown, MO October 12 - 25, 1861
Operation: Ironton, MO October 12 - 25, 1861
Expedition to: Lexington, MO October 5 - 16, 1861
Skirmish: Linn Creek, MO October 14, 1861
Reconnaissance on: Mississippi River October 12 - 18, 1861
Skirmish: Rush Ridge Road, MO October 14, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River July 1 - November 19, 1861
Skirmish: Underwood's Farm, MO October 14, 1861



Appointment: Major General Braxton Bragg, CSA, is given command of the newly created Department of Alabama and West Florida
Appointment: Colonel James H. Carlton, 1st California Infantry, USA, is given command of the District of Southern California by Colonel George Wright, 9th US Infantry, USA

(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:

In the presence of Lieutenant A. Murray of the U.S.S. Louisiana, citizens of Chincoteague Island, Virginia, took the oath of allegiance to the United States and presented a petition in which they stated their "abhorrence of the secession heresy."

(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:

Simon Cameron, U.S. Secretary of War, authorizes Brigadier General William T. Sherman, USA, commanding at Port Royal, South Carolina, to organize and arm, if necessary, squads of fugitive, captured slaves.

(Source: 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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