Wednesday, October 23, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Affairs: Budd's Ferry, MD October 22 - November 12, 1861
Operations: Fredericktown, MO October 12 - 25, 1861
Skirmish: Gauley, WV October 23, 1861
Capture of: Hazel Green, KY October 23, 1861
Skirmish: Hodgensville, KY October 23, 1861
Operation: Ironton, MO October 12 - 25, 1861
Operation: Kanawha Region, WV October 19 - November 16, 1861
Expedition: Port Royal, SC October 21 - November 7, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River July 1 - November 19, 1861
Action: West Liberty, KY October 23, 1861



Appointment: Samuel Gibbs French, CSA, to Brigadier General
Relieved of Command: Colonel Benjamin L. Beall, 1st US Cavalry, USA, is relieved of command of the District of Oregon
Appointment: Lieutenant Colonel Albemarle Cady, 7th US Infantry, USA, to command of the District of Oregon

(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:

Officers and men of privateer Savannah went on trial in New York, charged with "'Piracy."

(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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