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Civil War Timeline / Chronology for September 1862

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September 1, 1862 Battle of Britton's Lane Tennessee
September 1, 1862 Battle of Chantilly
Union Major General Phillip Kearny [US] is shot and killed when he crosses Rebel lines while riding his horse. Gen Issac I. Stevens [US] is also killed
Virginia
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Battle of Chantilly
September 1, 1862 Astronomer Ormsby M. Mitchel [US] is ordered to command the Department of the South.
September 2, 1862 Kirby Smith enters Lexington, Kentucky Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  E. Kirby Smith
September 2, 1862 General John Pope is replaced by Ambrose Burnside, following the disaster at Second Bull Run, combining the Army of Virginia with the Army of the Potomac under George McClellan
  George McClellan
  John Pope
  Antietam
  Army of Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  Ambrose Burnside
September 3, 1862 Confederate forces capture Frankfurt, the capital of Kentucky Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
September 5, 1862 Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia enters Maryland Maryland
  Robert E. Lee
  Antietam
  Army of Northern Virginia
September 6, 1862 Army of Northern Virginia enters Frederick Maryland
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Antietam
September 8, 1862 Moving north through Maryland Confederates destroy the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad bridge over the Monacacy River
  Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
September 9, 1862 General Robert E. Lee issues Special Order No. 191
  Special Orders No. 191
  Robert E. Lee
  Antietam
September 9, 1862 Samuel P. Heintzelman is put in command of defenses south of Washington, D. C.
  Samuel Heintzelman
  Washington D. C.
September 12, 1862
September 15, 1862
Battle of Harpers Ferry

Stonewall Jackson takes 12,000 prisoners
Maryland
Virginia
  Stonewall Jackson
  Battle of Harpers Ferry
  Harpers Ferry
  Lafayette McLaws
  Antietam
September 13, 1862 George McClellan's men find a copy of Lee's Special Orders No. 191 issued on September 9, detailing deployment of Confederate troops during the initial phase of the invasion of Maryland, including the attack on Harper's Ferry Maryland
  Battle of Harpers Ferry
  Robert E. Lee
  George McClellan
  Special Orders No. 191
  Antietam
September 13, 1862 W. W. Loring advances down the Kanawha Valley. Federal forces evacuate Charleston. West Virginia
September 14, 1862 Brigadier General Samuel Garland [CS] is mortally wounded during the Battle of Fox's Gap, dying later that day. Later that day, Major General Jesse Reno [US] is also mortally wounded a few feet from the spot where Garland fell. Maryland
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Samuel Garland
September 14, 1862 Battle of Turners Gap
Battle of Fox's Gap
Battle of South Mountain

Battle of Cramptons Gap

George McClellan reacts to finding Special Order No. 191 with attacks on the gaps in South Mountain, forcing Lee to reorganize at Sharpsburg
Maryland
  George McClellan
  Special Orders No. 191
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Antietam
  William B. Franklin
  Rutherford B. Hayes
September 14, 1862
September 17, 1862
Battle of Munfordville

After being initially repulsed by a federal garrison of 4,000, Braxton Bragg [CS] laid a brief seige. Federals surrendered on the 17th.
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Battle of Munfordville
September 15, 1862 With the fall of Harper's Ferry, Stonewall Jackson begins sending men to Robert E. Lee, preparing to face the Army of the Potomac at Sharpsburg.
September 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Confederate)
Battle of Antietam (Union)
Army of the Potomac under McClellan [US] defeats the Army of Northern Virginia under Lee [CS], resulting in the bloodiest day in American history.

Union losses:12,401 men
2,108 dead
9,540 wounded
753 missing
Confederate losses:10, 406
1,546 dead
7,752 wounded
1,108 missing
Maryland
  Bloodiest Civil War battles
  Robert E. Lee
  George McClellan
  Stonewall Jackson
  Army of Northern Virginia
  Army of the Potomac
  George Meade
  Lafayette McLaws
  Antietam
  Edwin Vose Sumner
September 19, 1862 Battle of Iuka

William Rosecrans [US] beat Sterling Price [CS] who withdrew when scouts report a column under the command of Edward O. C. Ord was advancing from the Mississippi.
Mississippi
  William S. Rosecrans
  Sterling Price
September 19, 1862
September 20, 1862
Skirmishes at Shepherdstown, Ashby's Gap, Williamsport, and Hagerstown, as Confederates under A. P. Hill covered the retreat of the Army of Northern Virginia from Sharpsburg. Lee would keep a heavy cavalry presence in the area until October. Maryland
Virginia
West Virginia
  Antietam
  A. P. Hill
  Army of Northern Virginia
September 22, 1862 Following the preemptive strike at Antietam President Lincoln issues the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves in states or portions of states still in rebellion on January 1, 1863
  Abraham Lincoln
  Emancipation Proclamation
  The Emancipation of Slaves
  Antietam
September 23, 1862 Newspapers in the North print the Preliminary Emancipation Proclaimation
September 24, 1862
September 25, 1862
While blocking the Texas coast, the U. S. Navy encounters a Rebel regiment at Sabine Pass. After a Union shelling Rebels withdraw. Texas
September 24, 1862 14 governors declare their support for the President and emancipation from a conference in Altoona, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
September 25, 1862 Don Carlos Buell arrives in Louisville, KY, beating Braxton Bragg to the Ohio River. Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Don Carlos Buell
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Army of the Ohio
September 27, 1862 The Confederate Congress passes the Second Conscription Act, authorizing the President to draft men between the ages of 35 and 45
September 27, 1862 The first all-black regiment in United States history is formed in Union-controlled New Orleans from "free Negroes." While their technical name is the First Regiment Louisiana Native Guard they call themselves "Chasseurs d'Afrique". The name translates to "Hunters of Africa."
  Civil War Firsts
September 29, 1862 General William A. Nelson gets into an altercation with General Jefferson C. Davis at the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky. Davis returns later with a gun and shoots and kills Nelson. Kentucky
  Generals Who Died In the Civil War
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  William 'Bull' Nelson
September 29, 1862 George Thomas offered command of the Army of the Ohio. He refuses, unaware that Abraham Lincoln had made the offer after receiving a plea for Thomas from 20 officers in the Army of the Ohio.
  George Thomas
  Army of the Ohio
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  Don Carlos Buell
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