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January 1, 1862 Minister to Great Britain John Slidell and Minister to France, James Mason are released from Fort Warren, Boston, Massachusetts and allowed to continue their journey, effectively ending the Trent Affair Massachusetts
  Trent Affair
January 1, 1862 Stonewall Jackson begins the Romney Campaign from Winchester, Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
January 4, 1862 Jackson takes Bath (now West Virginia) West Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
January 6, 1862 Stonewall Jackson shells Hancock, MD for 2 days from the West Virginia side of the Potomac West Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
January 10, 1862 With McClellan ill, Abraham Lincoln calls a White House meeting with Irvin McDowell, William Franklin, Salmon Chase, Edwin Stanton, and Thomas Scott. Lincoln told them "..if McClellan is not going to use the Army anytime soon, I would like to borrow it."
  Abraham Lincoln
  George McClellan
  Edwin Stanton
  Salmon P. Chase
January 10, 1862 Federal forces under "Old Ben" Kelley withdraw from Romney West Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
January 10, 1862 Battle of Middle Creek Kentucky
  Battle of Middle Creek
  James Garfield
January 11, 1862 Simon Cameron resigns as Secretary of War
January 14, 1862 Confederates under Stonewall Jackson take Romney West Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
January 15, 1862 Edwin Stanton becomes Secretary of War following the resignation of Simon Cameron
  Edwin Stanton
January 19, 1862 Battle of Mill Springs Kentucky
  Battle of Mill Springs
  George Thomas
  Felix Zollicoffer
January 19, 1862 General Felix Zollicoffer is shot and killed when he accidently crosses the Union line and speaks to Col. S. S. Fry [US] at the battle of Mill Springs Kentucky
  Battle of Mill Springs
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Felix Zollicoffer
January 26, 1862 General P. G. T. Beauregard ordered west to become second-in-command to Albert Sidney Johnston
  P. G. T. Beauregard
  Albert Sidney Johnston
January 30, 1862 USS Monitor, the first ship featuring a turreted center gun, is launched. The design changes naval warfare forever
  Civil War Firsts
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