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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for December 1861

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December 7, 1861 Stonewall Jackson destroys the West Virginia side of Dam Number 5 on the Potomac River, disrupting the C&O Canal and impacting the Union's ability to repair the B&O Railroad. Maryland
West Virginia
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
  Attack on Dam Number 5
  Stonewall Jackson
December 9, 1861 Clement Vallandigham sends a resolution to Abraham Lincoln, asking for "all proclamations, or orders... relating to the pending contest" Ohio
  Clement Vallandigham
  Abraham Lincoln
December 10, 1861 John T. Ford leases the First Baptist Church on 10th St. in Washington and turns it into a theater. Built in 1833, the church had been vacant since 1859, when the church merged with the nearby Fourth Baptist Church.
  Ford's Theater
December 13, 1861 Battle of Camp Allegany

West Virginia
  Operations in Western Virginia
December 13, 1861 In a cabinet meeting, Lincoln and Seward discuss Ohio Representative Clement Vallandigham. Ohio
  Clement Vallandigham
December 19, 1861 Great Britain officially complains to the United States over the seizure of two Confederate commissioners
  Trent Affair
December 20, 1861 The Select Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War is seated.
  Andrew Johnson
  Committee on the Conduct of the War
December 20, 1861 Battle of Dranesville Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
  Edward O. C. Ord
  Samuel Garland
  Battle of Dranesville
December 21, 1861 Abraham Lincoln signs a bill creating the Navy Medal of Honor, America's first medal. It is to be presented to sailors or marines who "...distinguish themselves by their gallantry and other seamanlike qualities..."
  Abraham Lincoln
  Civil War Firsts
December 23, 1861 At a Cabinet meeting President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward present their response to the British note protesting the Trent Affair
  Abraham Lincoln
  Trent Affair
December 26, 1861 U. S. Secretary of State William Seward apologizes to Great Britain for the actions of the San Jacinto in the Bahama Channel.
  Trent Affair
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