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

1862:

Fredericksburg: Confederates Strengthen Defenses
2 Dec - Major General Ambrose E. Burnside proposed a plan to move his Federal Army of the Potomac across the Rappahannock River, while General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia continued strengthening its defenses west of Fredericksburg...


President Lincoln's 1862 Message to Congress
1 Dec - The second session of the lame duck Thirty-seventh U.S. Congress assembled at Washington and received President Abraham Lincoln’s annual message...


The Cane Hill Engagement
28 Nov - Federals led by Brigadier General James G. Blunt attacked Brigadier General John S. Marmaduke’s small Confederate cavalry force in a skirmish in northwestern Arkansas...


Fredericksburg: Pontoons Delayed
22 Nov - Federal Major General Ambrose E. Burnside continued waiting for his pontoons to arrive, while Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate corps hurried east from the Shenandoah Valley to reinforce General Robert E. Lee’s army outside Fredericksburg...


Operations in Middle Tennessee
20 Nov- General Braxton Bragg reorganized his Confederate army in Middle Tennessee, and Federal Major General William S. Rosecrans planned to confront him...


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...



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