Events in Civil War (1862)

1862 - December, 31
USS Monitor sinks off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina - USS Monitor sinks off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Read more »
1862 - December, 29
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Fourth and Last Day
1862 - December, 28
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Third Day
1862 - December, 27
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Second Day
1862 - December, 26
Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, First Day
1862 - December, 22
John Hunt Morgan begins Christmas Raid into Kentucky
1862 - December, 21
Battle of Davis Mill in Davis Mill, Mississippi - The 1st and 3rd Battalions of the 5th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry participated in a skirmish with Confederate forces under the command of Sterling Price and Earl Van Dorn.
1862 - September, 17
Battle of Antietam - Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia engaged George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac near Sharpsburg, Maryland in the bloodiest single day of fighting in the American Civil War at the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Read more »
1862 - September, 15
Stonewall Jackson Captures Harpers Ferry - As the main body of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia moved north toward Sharpsburg, Maryland and an eventual showdown with George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Antietam, Stonewall Jackson's Corps captured Harpers Ferry and 12,000 Union soldiers on September 15, 1862. Read more »
1862 - September, 1
Battle of Chantilly - Also known as the Battle of Ox Hill, the Battle of Chantilly was fought on September 1, 1862 in Fairfax County, Virginia. The engagement was the last battle of Robert E. Lee's Northern Virginia Campaign. Read more »
1862 - August, 31
Stonewall Jackson attempts to flank John Pope - Following up on the Confederate victory at the Battle of Bull Run II, Robert E. Lee orders Stonewall Jackson's troops to march around John Pope's right flank and cut off the Union retreat to Washington. Read more »
1862 - July, 17
Congress enacts the Militia Act of 1862 Read more »
1862 - July, 2
Congress enacts the “Ironclad Test Oath” Read more »
1862 - May, 30
Siege of Corinth Ends - The Siege of Corinth, also known as the First Battle of Corinth or the Battle of Corinth I, was a Union offensive led by Major General Henry Halleck aimed at capturing the vital Confederate rail center at Corinth, Mississippi. Read more »
1862 - April, 29
Halleck Begins Advance on Corinth, Mississippi
1862 - April, 29
Siege of Corinth Begins - The Siege of Corinth, also known as the First Battle of Corinth or the Battle of Corinth I, was a Union offensive led by Major General Henry Halleck aimed at capturing the vital Confederate rail center at Corinth, Mississippi. Halleck's operations began on April 29, 1862 when he dispatched 125,000 soldiers from Pittsburg and Hamberg landings in three wings toward Corinth. By May 25, Halleck's force was close enough to Corinth to begin shelling the Confederate defenses and lay siege to the town. The 65,000 Confederate defenders, commanded by General P.G.T. Beauregard, were running out of water and many of them were wounded or wracked by disease. Outnumbered nearly two to one, Beauregard, realizing how tenuous his position was, evacuated the town and executed an elaborate hoax to save his army. Although Halleck captured Corinth, Beauregard's army survived to fight another day. Read more »
1862 - April, 25
New Orleans Falls to Union Troops
1862 - April, 16
South Begins Conscription - President Jefferson Davis signed a conscription act passed by the Confederate that instituted a draft in the South.
1862 - April, 10
Fort Pulaski Surrenders
1862 - April, 10
Federal Troops Begin Bombardment of Fort Pulaski

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