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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for September 1861

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September 2, 1861 Battle of the Mules [Confederate]
Battle of Dry Wood Creek [Union]
September 3, 1861 In response to a federal build-up in the West, Leonidas Polk orders Gideon Pillow to take Columbus, Kentucky on the Mississippi River Kentucky
  Leonidas Polk
  Gideon Pillow
September 4, 1861 Gideon Pillow seizes Columbus Kentucky
  Gideon Pillow
September 6, 1861 Grant takes Paducah, Kentucky unopposed Kentucky
  Ulysses S. Grant
September 10, 1861 George Thomas ordered to relieve Bull Nelson at Camp Dick Robinson. General Nelson is ordered to Eastern Kentucky. Kentucky
  George Thomas
  William 'Bull' Nelson
September 10, 1861 Battle of Carnifax Ferry

General William Rosecrans [US] defeats General John Floyd [CS]
West Virginia
  Operations in Western Virginia
  John Floyd
  William S. Rosecrans
  Rutherford B. Hayes
September 10, 1861 Jefferson Davis places Albert Sidney Johnston in command of the Confederate West ("Department Number Two").
  Jefferson Davis
  Albert Sidney Johnston
September 11, 1861 President Lincoln orders John C. Fremont to rescind his order freeing some slaves in Missouri and issue a new order conforming to the Confiscation Act passed by Congress Missouri
  Abraham Lincoln
  John C. Fremont
  The Emancipation of Slaves
  Committee on the Conduct of the War
September 11, 1861 Abraham Lincoln has Secretary of War Simon Cameron order the arrest of Maryland legislators who are openly pro-South. Maryland
  Maryland and Secession
September 12, 1861
September 15, 1861
Battle of Cheat Mountain

Other names: Cheat Summit, Fort Milroy

Joseph Reynolds [US] defeats Robert E. Lee [CS]
West Virginia
  Operations in Western Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Battle of Cheat Mountain
September 12, 1861
September 20, 1861
Battle of Lexington

Sterling Price, with 18,000 men, lays siege to Lexington, Missouri, with a federal force of 3.600 under Colonel James Mulligan. After fighting intensified on September 19, Mulligan surrendered on the 20th.
Missouri
  Sterling Price
September 13, 1861 Entering Confederate-controlled Pensacola harbor, Lt. John Henry Russell destroys the privateer Judah, marking the first naval action of the Civil War Florida
  Civil War Firsts
September 16, 1861 Committee of Naval Constructors recommends three plans for building ironclads, Galena, Ironsides, and Monitor
September 19, 1861 Crossing into Kentucky through the Cumberland Pass, Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer disperses a small federal garrison at Barboursville Kentucky
  Felix Zollicoffer
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