Wednesday, October 30, 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
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

Appointment: Humphrey Marshall, CSA, to Brigadier General

(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:

Confederate privateer Sallie captured American brig B. K. Eaton.

Confederate forces sank stone-filled barges to obstruct Cumberland River near Fort Donelson, Tennessee, against the advance of Union gunboats.

(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:

Southern sympathizers in Kentucky hold a Southern Conference at Russellville, Kentucky, and hold secret sessions for two days. They recite the unconstitutional and oppressive acts of the Kentucky State legislature; proclaim revolution; provide for a Sovereignty Convention at Russellville on November 18th; recommend the organization of county guards, to be placed in service of and paid by the Confederate States Government; pledge resistence to all Federal and State taxes for the prosecution of the war on the part of the United States.

(Source: The Political History of the United States of America During the Great Rebellion 1860-1865. p. 2-47. Edward McPherson.)
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