Thursday, August 14, 1862

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Army Events:

Skirmish: Barry Section, MO August 14, 1862
Skirmish: Blue Stone, WV August 13 - 14, 1862
Expedition: California Column, CA April 13 - September 20, 1862
Expedition from: Camp Gamble, MO August 12 - 18, 1862
Skirmish: Crompton's Ferry, MO August 1862
Reconnaissance to: Cross Island, AL August 1862
Expedition to: Forsyth, MO August 14 - 17, 1862
Expedition: Fort Union, New Mexico Territory April 29 - November 25, 1862
Expedition from: Fort Walla Walla, Washington Territory August 10 - 22, 1862
Expedition from: Gamble Camp, MO August 12 - 18, 1862
Affair: Grande Ronde Prairie, Washington Territory August 14, 1862
Expedition to: Grande Ronde Prairie, Washington Territory August 10 - 22, 1862
Expedition from: Helena, AR August 4 - 17, 1862
Expedition to: Independence, MO August 12 - 14, 1862
Skirmish: LaBonti Creek, Indian Territory August 14, 1862
Skirmish: Lee's Ford, MO August 1862
Skirmish: Mount Pleasant, TN August 14, 1862
Expedition from: New Berne, NC August 14 - 15, 1862
Expedition to: Owen's River, CA June 11 - October 8, 1862
Expedition to: Ozark, MO August 14 - 17, 1862
Campaign: Peninsula, VA March 17 - September 2, 1862
Expedition to: Portland, OR June 16 - October 30, 1862
Reconnaissance to: Swansbore, NC August 14 - 15, 1862
Expedition from: Walla Walla, Washington Territory August 10 - 22, 1862

(Source: Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Vol. I, p. 660-991. Frederick H. Dyer.)


Naval Events:

U.S.S. Pocahontas, commanded by Lieutenant George B. Balch, and steam tug Treaty, commanded by Acting Lieutenant Baxter, on an expedition up the Black River from Georgetown, South Carolina, exchanged fire with Confederate troops at close range along both banks of the river for a distance of 20 miles in an unsuccessful attempt to capture steamer Nina.

(Source: Civil War Naval Chronology 1861-1865. pp. I:1-41; II:1-117; III:1-170; IV:1-152; V:1-134. 1971: Naval History Division, Navy Department.)


Additional Information:

Federal Major General George B. McClellan, USA, begins to withdraw the Army of the Potomac from the Peninsula as ordered by Federal Major General Henry W. Halleck, USA.

Confederate Major General Edmund Kirby Smith, CSA, opens the Confederate invasion of central Kentucky from Knoxville, Tennessee.

(Source: A Concise Encyclopedia of the Civil War, p. 203-221. Henry E. Simmons 1965.)




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