Wednesday, November 20, 1861

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Army Events:

Operation: Big Sandy Region, WV August 1, 1861 - March 17, 1862
Skirmish: Brownsville, KY November 20, 1861
Skirmish: Butler, MO November 20, 1861
Expedition to: Eastern Shore, VA November 14 - 22, 1861
Skirmish: Little Santa Fe, MO November 20, 1861
Expedition to: Northampton County, VA November 14 - 22, 1861
Affairs: San Jose Valley, CA November 20 - 29, 1861
Operation: Tennessee River November 19, 1861 - March 4, 1862
Affair: Warner's Ranch, CA November 20 - 29, 1861



Appointment: Major General David Hunter, USA, assumes command of the Department of Kansas

(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.)


Additional Information:

Kentucky Sovereignty Convention (Southern sympathizers) passes a Declaration of Independence and an Ordinance of Secession, and appoints a Provisional Government consisting of a Governor, Legislative Council of Ten, a Treasurer, and an Auditor. George W. Johnson as chosen Governor; the Legislative Council were: Willie B. Machen, John W. Crockett, James P. Bates, James S. Chrisman, Philip B. Thompson, J. P. Burnside, H. W. Bruce, J. W. Moore, E. M. Bruce, and George B. Hodge.

Major General Henry Wager Halleck, USA, issues General Orders No. 3, excluding fugitive slaves from the military camps in the Department of Missouri.

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