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

1862:

Fredericksburg: The Army of the Potomac Mobilizes
15 Nov - The Army of the Potomac mobilized for its march on Fredericksburg under its new commander, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside...


Confederate Strategy and Dissension
14 Nov - Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston found himself at odds with President Jefferson Davis over strategy, and the Confederate secretary of war resigned...


Vicksburg: Grant Takes Holly Springs
13 Nov - Major General Ulysses S. Grant began his drive on the Confederate stronghold at Vicksburg, securing an important town for his supply base...


Burnside Begins the Fredericksburg Campaign
9 Nov - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside issued General Order No. 1 assuming command of the Army of the Potomac. He followed this up with a new plan to capture Richmond...


The New Department of the Gulf
8 Nov - Major General Nathaniel P. Banks received orders assigning him “to the command of the Department of the Gulf, including the State of Texas.” Banks would eventually replace the controversial Major General Benjamin F. Butler...


McClellan Bids Farewell
8 Nov - Major General George B. McClellan formally turned the Army of the Potomac over to Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and bid his troops a sad farewell...


Lincoln Removes McClellan
7 Nov - Major General George B. McClellan received orders removing him as commander of the Army of the Potomac...


The 1862 Federal Elections
4 Nov - Democrats made substantial gains in both the Federal and state elections, which reflected growing dissatisfaction with President Abraham Lincoln’s war policies among northern voters...


Grant Begins Moving Against Vicksburg
1 Nov - Major General Ulysses S. Grant experienced various problems while trying to move south toward the Confederate stronghold of Vicksburg, while a separate Federal force prepared to attack the same city...


Moving Toward Battle in Northwestern Arkansas
1 Nov - Federal and Confederate movements ultimately led to a confrontation in northwestern Arkansas...



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