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October 1, 1862 David Dixon Porter is given command of the Mississippi Squadron
  David Porter
October 1, 1862 Major General John Pemberton replaces Earl van Dorn at the head of the reorganized Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana Mississippi
Louisiana
October 1, 1862 Abraham Lincoln visits Harper's Ferry on his way to Antietam Virginia
West Virginia
  Abraham Lincoln
October 2, 1862 Abraham Lincoln arrives at George McClellan's headquarters in Sharpsburg Maryland
  Abraham Lincoln
October 3, 1862
October 4, 1862
Battle of Corinth

Earl Van Dorn [CS] and Sterling Price [CS] attack William Rosecrans [US] northern perimeter, driving it back to a reinforced line. Rosecrans successfully defends the city
Mississippi
  Earl Van Dorn
  Sterling Price
  William S. Rosecrans
October 4, 1862 Richard Hawes is inaugurated as Confederate governor of Kentucky. Braxton Bragg attends. Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 5, 1862 Battle of Hatchie Bridge [US]
Battle of Metamora [CS]

Other names: Hatchie; Davis Bridge

Edward Ord [US] discovers Confederates retreating from Corinth. When Ord was severly wounded fighting paused as command passed to Stephen Hurlbut [US]. Sterling Price [CS] was able to escape.
Mississippi
  Sterling Price
  Edward O. C. Ord
October 7, 1862 Battle of Lavernge Tennessee
October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville

Braxton Bragg [CS] and Don Carlos Buell [US] fight the largest battle on Kentucky soil. The battle is generally regarded as a draw, although Buell claimed victory. Less than half of Buell's men participated because he did not know a major battle was taking place less than 2 miles from his headquarters
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Don Carlos Buell
  Army of the Ohio
  Army of Tennessee
  Philip Sheridan
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
  William Hardee
  Simon Bolivar Buckner
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
  Leonidas Polk
  Patrick Cleburne
October 9, 1862
October 12, 1862
J. E. B. Stuart "rides around McClellan's Army" for a second time Maryland
Pennsylvania
  J. E. B. Stuart
October 10, 1862 Battle of Harrodsburg Kentucky
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 16, 1862 Six men, Wilson W. Brown, Daniel Dorsey, Martin Hawkins, William Knight, John Porter, John Wilson, John Wollam and Mark Wood escape from the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia. As members of Andrew's Raiders they would all receive the Medal of Honor. Georgia
  The Great Locomotive Chase
October 16, 1862 Major General Ulysses S. Grant is given command of the Department of Tennessee. Sometimes listed as Oct. 17.
  Ulysses S. Grant
October 18, 1862 Battle of Lexington

John Hunt Morgan's [CS} raiders captured a federal garrison before moving to the southwest
Kentucky
  John Hunt Morgan
October 19, 1862
October 23, 1862
Bragg moves south through the Cumberland Gap, essentially escaping the Army of the Ohio Tennessee
Kentucky
  Braxton Bragg
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 24, 1862 Don Carlos Buell [US] is relieved of command from the Army of the Ohio for his failure to pursue Bragg [CS] following the Battle of Perryville. William Starke Rosecrans is ordered to replace him.
  Don Carlos Buell
  William S. Rosecrans
  Confederate Invasion of Kentucky
October 24, 1862 The XIV Corps, better known as the Army of the Cumberland, is created from the Army of the Ohio.
  Army of the Cumberland
  Army of the Ohio
October 25, 1862 Major General Ulysess S. Grant assumes command of the 13th Army Corps and the Department of Tennessee
  Ulysses S. Grant
October 26, 1862 Major General Samuel Heintzelman [US] is put in command of Union forces protecting Washington D. C., replacing Nathaniel Banks
  Samuel Heintzelman
  Nathaniel Banks
  Washington D. C.
October 30, 1862 Major General William Rosecrans assumes command of the Army of the Cumberland
  William S. Rosecrans
  Army of the Cumberland
October 30, 1862 Major General Ormsby Mitchel [US] dies from yellow fever, Beaufort South Carolina
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