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

1862:

Slave Emancipation or Slave Colonization
14 Aug - President Abraham Lincoln hosted a conference of black men at the White House, where he reiterated his desire that they voluntarily leave America...


The Peninsula Campaign Ends
13 Aug - George B. McClellan tried one last time to persuade the Federal high command to cancel the order to pull the Army of the Potomac off the Virginia Peninsula...


Northern Virginia: Lee Turns to Confront Pope
10 Aug - Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates fell back after the Battle of Cedar Mountain as Robert E. Lee prepared to move the rest of his Confederate army up to meet Jackson...


The Battle of Cedar Mountain
9 Aug - Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates advanced toward Culpeper Court House and confronted a Federal force deployed to stop them at Cedar Mountain...


Shifting Focus in Virginia
8 Aug - George B. McClellan strongly protested Henry W. Halleck’s order to leave the Peninsula, and Confederates moved north to take on the new Federal Army of Virginia...


Confederates Target Kentucky
6 Aug - Braxton Bragg’s Confederate Army of Mississippi arrived at Chattanooga, and the Federal high command expressed disappointment with Don Carlos Buell’s perceived lack of action...


The Battle of Baton Rouge
5 Aug - Confederate forces tried to retake the Louisiana capital while waiting for help from the ironclad C.S.S. Arkansas...


The Growing Clamor for Black Military Recruitment
4 Aug - President Abraham Lincoln ordered the drafting of militia into the Federal armies but remained reluctant to allow blacks to serve as combatants...


Northern Virginia and the Peninsula
1 Aug - John Pope began probing southward from northern Virginia while the Lincoln administration prepared to end the Peninsula campaign...


The Enrica Escapes Great Britain
31 Jul - Charles Francis Adams, U.S. minister to Great Britain, urged British Foreign Secretary Lord John Russell to prohibit the newly constructed screw steamer Enrica from leaving Liverpool because it was suspected of being a Confederate commerce raider...



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