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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for February 1862

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February 2, 1862 Captain David Farragut leaves Hampton Roads aboard the USS Hartford en route to assume command of military operations on the southern Mississippi River
  David Farragut
February 4, 1862 Confederate forces in Fort Heiman withdraw to Fort Henry, across the Tennessee River Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
February 6, 1862 Battle of Fort Henry Kentucky
Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
February 7, 1862
February 8, 1862
Battle of Roanoke Island

Ambrose Burnside captures Roanoke Island with an amphibious force, taking some 2,765 Confederates as prisoners
North Carolina
  Ambrose Burnside
February 7, 1862 Jackson withdraws from Romney and returns to Winchester West Virginia
  Romney Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
February 9, 1862 Union Brigadier General Charles Stone arrested and taken to Fort Lafayette, New York and placed in solitary confinement. He was not told the reason for his confinement
February 10, 1862 Securing Roanoke Island, Ambrose Burnside's navy destroys a small squadron of Confederate vessels in Pamlico Sound. North Carolina
  Ambrose Burnside
February 10, 1862 Navy Secretary Gideon Welles forms an organization to review inventions and technical developments. The group eventually became today's National Academy of Science
February 13, 1862
February 16, 1862
Battle of Ft. Donelson

General Ulysses S. Grant demands the unconditional surrender of the garrison from an old friend, Simon Bolivar Buckner
Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Ulysses S. Grant
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  John Floyd
  John A. McClernand
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  Gideon Pillow
  Lew Wallace
  Army of the Tennessee
  Fort Henry and Fort Donelson
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
February 13, 1862 General John Floyd assumes command at Ft. Donalson
  John Floyd
February 17, 1862 General John Floyd arrives in Nashville after leaving Simon Bolivar Buckner to surrender at Fort Donalson
  John Floyd
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Fall of Nashville, February, 1862
February 18, 1862 The first Congress meets in Richmond, Virginia. Prior to this time, legislative duties had been carried out by secessionist convention Virginia
February 18, 1862 West Virginia Constitutional Convention adopts the first constitution of the state of West Virginia West Virginia
  West Virginia Constitutional Convention
February 20, 1862 William Wallace "Willie" Lincoln dies. The 12-year-old son of U. S. President Abraham Lincoln probably had typhoid fever.
  Abraham Lincoln
February 21, 1862 In the "battle" of Valverde, Federal forces under Colonel E. R. S. Canby are driven into Fort Craig by Brigadier General H. H. Sibley.
February 22, 1862 Jefferson Davis is inaugurated as the first (and only) President of the Confederate States of America. Alexander Stephens is inaugurated Vice President.
  Alexander Stephens
  Jefferson Davis
February 23, 1862 Ulysses S. Grant orders William Nelson to advance on Nashville Tennessee
  Ulysses S. Grant
  William 'Bull' Nelson
  Fall of Nashville, February, 1862
February 25, 1862 "Bull" Nelson enters Nashville, Tennessee, first Confederate state capital to fall into Union hands. Don Carlos Buell accepts the city's surrender. Nathan Bedford Forrest provides a rear guard for Hardee's Army of Central Kentucky as it withdraws to Alabama. Tennessee
  Don Carlos Buell
  Nathan Bedford Forrest
  William Hardee
  Fall of Nashville, February, 1862
  William 'Bull' Nelson
  John Floyd
  Civil War Firsts
February 28, 1862 Ford closes the theater for renovation
  Ford's Theater
February 28, 1862
April 8, 1862
The Battle of New Madrid / Island No. 10

After withdrawing from New Madrid Confederates control Island No. 10, blocking shipping on the Mississippi. Over 5,000 Confederate soldiers on the island surrender to Major General John Pope on April 8.
  John Pope
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