Wednesday, October 16, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Skirmish: Bolivar Heights, WV October 16, 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: Lexington, MO October 16, 1861
Skirmish: Linn Creek, MO October 16, 1861
Reconnaissance on: Mississippi River October 12 - 18, 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:

U.S.S. South Carolina, under Commander Alden, captured schooner Edward Barnard with cargo of turpentine on board at South West Pass, Mississippi River.

(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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