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November 1, 1861 George McClellan promoted to General-in-Chief
  George McClellan
  General-in-Chief, U. S. Army
November 2, 1861 President Lincoln relieves John C. Frémont from duty. Missouri
  John C. Fremont
November 4, 1861 U. S. Navy enters Port Royal Sound South Carolina
November 4, 1861 Major General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson assumes command of the Shenandoah Valley District Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
November 7, 1861 Battle of Port Royal

Union naval forces under Flag Officer Samuel DuPont secure an inlet between Charleston and Savannah including the island of Hilton Head
South Carolina
November 7, 1861 Battle of Belmont

U. S. Grant [US] defeats Gideon Pillow [CS]. Grant's men are then routed by B. F. Cheatham [CS].

Losses:
U. S. 607
C. S. 641
Missouri
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Gideon Pillow
  Battle of Belmont
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
  Leonidas Polk
November 8, 1861 Battle of Ivy Mountain

Bull Nelson [US] defeats Capt. Andrew Jackson [CS] in early Kentucky battle. Additional action near Pikeville the following day.
Kentucky
  William 'Bull' Nelson
November 8, 1861
November 10, 1861
With the approach of a significant Union force in Kentucky, Unionists in East Tennessee revolted, burning railroad bridges to delay a Rebel advance. Tennessee
November 8, 1861 British mail packet Trent, carrying James M. Mason and John Slidell, Confederate commissioners to London and Paris, is halted in the Bahama Channel by the U.S. warship San Jacinto.
  Trent Affair
November 9, 1861 Major General Henry Halleck is given command of the states east of the Mississippi and Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell is put in command of eastern Kentucky and Tennessee.
  Don Carlos Buell
  Henry Halleck
November 13, 1861 Rev. M. R. Watkinson from Ridleyville writes Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase asking the motto "God, Liberty, Law" be added to all currency to "...place us openly under the Divine protection we have personally claimed" Pennsylvania
  In God We Trust
November 15, 1861 William Tecumseh Sherman is replaced by Don Carlos Buell at the head of the reorganized Department of Ohio. Sherman had assumed command as senior officer when Anderson was relieved of duty.
  William Tecumseh Sherman
  Don Carlos Buell
  Army of the Ohio
November 15, 1861 Second pro-Union rebellion in East Tennessee, centered in the Chattanooga area Tennessee
November 19, 1861 Henry W. Halleck assumes command of Union forces in Missouri Missouri
  Henry Halleck
November 20, 1861 Treasury Secretary Salmon Chase instructs James Pollock of U. S. Mint in Philadelphia that "the trust of our people in God should be declared on our national coins."
  In God We Trust
November 23, 1861 U. S. San Jacinto docks in Boston and John Slidell and James Mason are removed to Fort Warren.
  Trent Affair
November 26, 1861 West Virginia Constitutional Convention convenes in Wheeling West Virginia
November 27, 1861 Passengers from the Trent arrive in London and report the ship had been boarded
  Trent Affair
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