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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for August 1862

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August 2, 1862 The U. S. Congress passes the first federal income tax, 3% on earnings greater than $800 dollars
August 4, 1862 Ambrose Burnsides [US] arrives at Aquia Creek. As they arrive his men are sent forward to join John Pope [US]
  John Pope
  Ambrose Burnside
August 5, 1862 Battle of Baton Rouge

Major General John Breckinridge [CS] lost to Brigadier General Thomas Williams [US]
Louisiana
  John Breckinridge
August 5, 1862 Union forces under Joseph Hooker retake Malvern Hill with only light Confederate resistance. These troops withdraw the next day. Virginia
  Joseph Hooker
August 6, 1862 Battle of Kirksville Missouri
August 6, 1862 Union Brigadier General Robert McCook, ill and riding in an ambulance, is attacked by Confederate raiders between Athens, AL and Descherd, TN. He dies from his wounds.
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
August 9, 1862 Battle of Cedar Mountain [US]
Battle of Slaughter Mountain [CS]
Other names: Cedar Run, Cedar Run Mountain, Southwest Mountain

Stonewall Jackson [CS] defeats Nathaniel Banks [US].
Virginia
  A. P. Hill
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Jubal Anderson Early
  Battle of Cedar Mountain
  Richard Ewell
  Army of Virginia
  Nathaniel Banks
August 13, 1862 Robert E. Lee issues orders in preparation for the Army of Northern Virginia's movement north to engage John Pope's [US] Army of Virginia Virginia
  Robert E. Lee
  Army of Northern Virginia
August 14, 1862 Under orders from Halleck, McClellan withdraws from the Peninsula Virginia
  Henry Halleck
  George McClellan
August 16, 1862 Carter Stevenson [CS] appears at the entrance to the Cumberland Gap in eastern Tennessee. Kentucky
Tennessee
  E. Kirby Smith
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
August 16, 1862 George McClellan completes the evacuation of Harrison's Landing, ending the Peninsula Campaign. His men land at Aquia Creek, VA and Alexandria, VA, within the week, but most are reassigned to John Pope's Army of Virginia
  Peninsula Campaign
  John Pope
  George McClellan
August 16, 1862 Don Carlos Buell orders William "Bull" Nelson to assume command of federal forces in Kentucky. Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Don Carlos Buell
  William 'Bull' Nelson
August 16, 1862 Brigadier General Charles Stone is released from prison in New York.
August 17, 1862 J. E. B. Stuart assumes command of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of Northern Virginia
  J. E. B. Stuart
August 21, 1862 Braxton Bragg crosses the Tennessee River at Chattanooga. Tennessee
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Army of Mississippi
August 22, 1862 General Benjamin Butler [US] authorizes the enlistment of "free Negroes"
  Benjamin Butler
August 26, 1862 Fitzhugh Lee [CS] captures the rail depot at Manassas Junction setting in motion a chain of events that culminate in Second Manassas Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
August 27, 1862 Battle of Kettle Run Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Joseph Hooker
August 27, 1862 Stonewall Jackson [CS] destroys Army of Virginia supply base at Manassas Junction Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Army of Virginia
August 27, 1862 With Stonewall Jackson on his flank, John Pope is forced to withdraw from the Rappahanock. Pope does not realize that roughly half the Confederate army is between his position and Washington, D. C. Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  John Pope
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
August 28, 1862 Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving begins operations.
August 28, 1862 Battle of Groveton
Battle of Brawner's Farm

Stonewall Jackson [CS] engages Rufus King [US] near Manassas after eluding John Pope [US].
Virginia
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  Stonewall Jackson
  John Pope
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Richard Ewell
  Army of Virginia
August 28, 1862 Braxton Bragg [CS] leaves from north of Chattanooga, heading to join Kirby Smith in Kentucky Tennessee
  Braxton Bragg
  Army of Tennessee
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Army of Mississippi
August 28, 1862 Robert E. Lee and James Longstreet arrive at Manassas from the peninsula Virginia
  James Longstreet
  Robert E. Lee
August 29, 1862
August 30, 1862
Second Manassas[CS]
Second Bull Run[US]

General John Pope [US] lost to General Robert E. Lee[CS]. General James Longstreet's [CS] 28,000 man assault on August 30 was the largest simultaneous assault of the war in this Confederate victory.

Union losses 13,830

Confederate losses 8,350

Also includes: Manassas Plains, Gainesville
Virginia
  James Longstreet
  Robert E. Lee
  Stonewall Jackson
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Second Manassas - Second Bull Run
  Fitz-John Porter
  Northern Virginia Campaign
  John Pope
  Gouverneur K. Warren
  John Reynolds
  Army of Virginia
  Joseph Hooker
  Samuel Heintzelman
August 29, 1862 General P. G. T. Beauregard assigned to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
August 30, 1862 Battle of Richmond

In an impressive victory, E. Kirby Smith [CS] defeats William "Bull" Nelson [US]
Kentucky
  Army of Tennessee
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  E. Kirby Smith
  William 'Bull' Nelson
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