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THE CIVIL WAR AT 155 YEARS
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

1861:

The Trent Affair: British Outrage
27 November - News of the U.S. seizure of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell aboard the British steamer Trent officially reached Great Britain, where it was met with immediate outrage...


"Stonewall" Jackson's Winter Offensive
24 November - Brigadier General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, commanding the Confederate Shenandoah Valley District, developed a plan to join forces with General William W. Loring’s Army of the Northwest and conduct a winter offensive in the region...


Federal Attack on Pensacola Bay
22 November - Colonel Harvey Brown, commanding the Federal garrison at Fort Pickens on Florida’s Gulf coast, directed a preëmptive attack on Confederates seeking to take back the fort...


Divisions in the Indian Territory
20 November - The war threatened to divide the Native American tribes just as it divided North and South, with Unionist Natives fleeing toward Kansas and Confederate allies of the Five Civilized Tribes in pursuit...


The Kentucky Sovereign Convention
18 November - Delegates assembled for the Kentucky “Sovereign Convention” at the pro-Confederate town of Russellville, near the Tennessee border...


The Trent Affair: American Reaction
16 November - News of the capture of Confederate envoys James Mason and John Slidell spread throughout America and was met with mixed reactions in North and South...


Lee Takes Coastal Command
15 November - One week after taking command of the Confederate Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida, General Robert E. Lee met with South Carolina Governor Francis W. Pickens to discuss the military situation along the coast...


The Growing Rift Between Lincoln and McClellan
13 November - President Abraham Lincoln called upon new General-in-Chief George B. McClellan, who refused to see him. This symbolized the evolving relationship between Lincoln and McClellan...


The Davis-Beauregard Feud Continues
10 November - The feud between Confederate President Jefferson Davis and General P.G.T. Beauregard, which had begun in October, continued into this month...



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