The Confederate States Almanac for
the Year of Our Lord 1862.
Being the Second after Bissextile, or Leap Year,
the Eighty-Sixth of American Independence,
the Second of the Confederate States.
Calculations Made at
University of Alabama:
Ed. by Summers, T. O. (Thomas Osmond) 1812-1882
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Being the Second after Bissextile, or Leap Year, the Eighty-Sixth of
and the Second of the Confederate States. Calculations Made at the
University of Alabama.
Ed. by T. O. Summers.
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CONFEDERATE STATES ALMANAC
FOR THE YEAR OF OUR LORD
BEING THE SECOND AFTER BISSEXTILE, OR LEAP YEAR, THE
OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, AND THE SECOND OF
THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
CALCULATIONS MADE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA.
EDITED BY T. O. SUMMERS, D. D.
SOUTHERN METHODIST PUBLISHING HOUSE.
[Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1861, by J. B. M'FERRIN,
AG'T, in the office of the
District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.]
THE STARS AND BARS.
'Tis sixty-two:--and sixty-one,
With the old Union, now is gone,
Reeking with bloody wars--
Gone with that ensign, once so prized,
The stars and stripes, now so despised--
Struck for the stars and bars.
The burden once of patriot's song,
Now badge of tyranny and wrong,
For us no more it waves:
We claim the stars--the stripes we yield,
We give them up on every field,
Where fight the Southern braves.
Our motto this, "God and our right,"
For sacred liberty we fight -
Not for the lust of power:
Compelled by wrongs the sword t' unsheathe
We'll fight, be free, or cease to breathe--
We'll die before we cower.
By all the blood our fathers shed.
We will from tyranny be freed -
We will not conquered be:
Like them, no higher power we own
But God's--we bow to him alone--
We will, we will be free!
For homes and altars we contend,
Assured that God will us defend--
He makes our cause his own:
Not of our gallant patriot host,
Not of brave leaders, do we boast -
We trust to God alone.
Sumter, and Bethel, and Bull Run,
Witnessed fierce battles fought and won,
By aid of Power Divine:
We met the fee, who us defied,
In all his pomp, in all his pride,
Shouting, "Manasseh's mine!"
It was not thine, thou boasting foe!
We laid thy vandal legions low--
We made them bite the sod:
At Lexington the braggart yields,
Leesburg, Belmont, and other fields--
Still help us, mighty God!
Thou smiledst on the patriot seven--
Thou smilest on the brave eleven
Free, Independent States:
Their number thou wilt soon increase.*
And bless them with a lasting peace,
Within their happy gates.
No more shall violence then be heard,
Wasting, destruction, no more feared,
In all this Southern land:
"Praise," she her gates devoutly calls,
"Salvation" her Heaven-guarded walls -
What shall her power withstand?
"The little one," by Heavenly aid,
"A thousand is--the small one made,
"A nation--O, how strong!"
Jehovah, who the right befriends,
Jehovah, who our flag defends,
Is hastening it along!
* As this is to going to press, the telegraph reports that the number is increased to twelve, by the admission
GOVERNMENT OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES.
JEFFERSON DAVIS, of Miss., President.
ALEX. H. STEPHENS, of Ga., Vice-President.
COL. JOSEPH DAVIS, of Miss., Aid to the President.
CAPT. R. JOSSELYN, of Miss., Private Secretary of the President.
R. M. T. HUNTER, Va., Secretary of State. WM. M. BROWNE, Assistant Secretary of
of State. P. P. DANDRIDGE, Chief Clerk.
C. G. MEMMINGER, S. C., Secretary of the Treasury. P. CLAYTON, Ga., Assistant Secretary
of the Treasury. H. D. CAPERS, Chief Clerk of the Department. LEWIS CRUGER, S. C.,
Comptroller and Solicitor. BOLLING BAKER, Ga., 1st Auditor. W. H. S. TAYLOR, La.,
2d Auditor. ROBERT TYLER, Va., Register. E. C. ELMORE, Ala., Treasurer.
J. P. BENJAMIN, La., Secretary of War. A. T. BLEDSOE, Va., Chief Clerk of the Department.
S. COOPER, Va., Adjutant and Inspector General of the C. S. Army. LIEUT. COL.
B. CHILTON and CAPT. J. WITHERS, S. C., Assistants Adj. and Inspector Gen'l. COL. R.
TAYLOR, Ky., Quartermaster General. COL. A. C. MYERS, S. C. , Assistant Quartermaster
General. LIEUT. COL. NORTHROP, S. C., Commissary Genl. COL. J. GORGAS, Va., Chief of
Ordnance. COL. S. P. MOORE,(M. D.,) S. C., Surgeon General. CAPT. C. H. SMITH, (M. D.,)
Va., Assistant Surgeon General. CAPT. LEG. G. CAPERS, (M. D.,) S. C., Chief Clerk of the Medical Department. MAJ. D. HUBBARD, Ala., Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
S. R. MALLORY, Fla.,
Secretary of the Navy. COM. E. M. TIDBALL, Va., Chief Clerk of
the Department. COM. D. N . INGRAHAM, S. C., Chief of Ordnance,
Construction, and Repair.
CAPT. GEORGE MINOR, Va., Inspector of Ordnance. COM. L. ROSSEAU, La.,
Chief of Medicine and Surgery. CAPT. JOHN DEBREE, Chief of Clothing and
EX. GOV. BRAGG, N. C.,
Attorney General. WADE KEYS, Ala., Assistant Attorney Gen'l.
R. R. RHODES, Miss., Commissioner of Patents. G. E. W. NELSON, Ga.,
Public Printing. R. M. SMITH, Va., Public Printer.
JOHN H. REAGAN, Texas,
Postmaster General. H. S. OFFUT, Va., Chief Contract Bureau.
B. N. CLEMENS, Tenn., Chief Appointment Bureau. J. L. HARRELL, Ala.,
Bureau. W. D. MILLER, Texas, Chief Clerk of Department.
ECLIPSES IN 1862. SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC. MORNING AND EVENING STARS. CHRONOLOGICAL CYCLES. EMBER DAYS
ECLIPSES IN 1862.
In the year 1862, there will be five eclipses; three of the Sun and two of the Moon.
I. A total eclipse of the Moon, June 12, visible as follows:
- PLACE. Beginning. Middle. End.
D. H. M.
Charleston. . . . .11 11 21 ev. 12 1 1 mo. 12 2 41 mo.
Nashville. . . . .11 10 53 ev.12 0 33 mo. 12 2 13 mo.
New Orleans. . . . .11 10 40 ev. 12 0 20 mo. 12 2 0 mo.
San Francisco. . . . .11 8 31 ev. 11 10 11 ev. 11 11 51 ev.
II. An eclipse of the Sun, June 27, invisible in the Confederate States; visible in the Indian
III. An eclipse of the Sun, Nov. 21, quite small, and visible only about the South
IV. A total eclipse of the Moon, Dec. 6, visible as follows:
- PLACE. Beginning. Middle. End.
- D. H. M.Charleston. . . . .6 0 25 mo. 6 2 20 Mo. 6 4 15 mo.
- Nashville. . . . .5 11 57 ev. 6 1 52 mo. 6 3 47 mo.
- New Orleans. . . . .5 11 44 ev. 6 1 39 mo. 6 3 34 mo.
- San Francisco. . . . .5 9 35 ev. 5 11 30 ev. 6 1 25 mo.
V. A partial eclipse of the Sun, Dec. 20, invisible in the Confederate States--visible
in the Northern part of the Eastern hemisphere.
SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC.
- SPRING SIGNS.-- Aries. Taurus. Gemini.
- SUMMER SIGNS.--Cancer. Leo. Virgo.
- AUTUMN SIGNS.--Libra. Scorpio. Sagittarius.
- WINTER SIGNS.--Capricornus. Aquarius. Pisces.
MORNING AND EVENING STARS.
Venus will be evening star until March 1, and morning star the rest of the year.
Jupiter will be morning star until March 15--then evening star until October 1, and
morning star the rest of the year.
- Dominical Letter. . . . .E
- Epact. . . . .0
- Golden Numb. . . . .1
- Solar Cycle. . . . .23
- Roman Indiction. . . . .5
- Julian Period. . . . .6575
March 12, 14, 15; June 11, 13, 15; September 17, 19, 20; December 17, 19, 20. Rogation
Days: May 26, 27, 28.
N. B.--The calculations of this Almanac are made in mean, or clock, time, which
may be adapted to apparent time by adding the equation of time when the Sun is
fast, and subtracting it when slow. The rising and setting of the Sun and Moon
are given for their centres, allowance being made for the effect of refraction and
1st Month, January, 1862.
1st Month, January, 1862.
2d Month, February, 1862.
2d Month, February, 1862.
3d Month, March, 1862.
3d Month, March, 1862.
4th Month, April, 1862.
4th Month, April, 1862.
5th Month, May, 1862.
5th Month, May, 1862.
6th Month, June, 1862.
7th Month, July, 1862.
7th Month, July, 1862.
8th Month, August, 1862.
8th Month, August, 1862.
9th Month, September, 1862.
9th Month, September, 1862.
10th Month, October, 1862.
10th Month, October, 1862.
11th Month, November, 1862.
11th Month, November, 1862.
12th Month, December, 1862.
12th Month, December, 1862
METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH.
STATISTICS. METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH.
[The transferred preachers are reckoned with the preachers of the Conferences to which they now belong.
The preachers who located (84) are not counted: on the other hand, the preachers who were admitted on trial,
(266,) and those who were readmitted, (59,) are counted among the travelling preachers, though many of
them are also reckoned with the local preachers. The members in a few charges, including the China Mission,
are not counted, not being reported.]
BISHOPS OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
- NAME. Residence. Ent'd Itinerancy. Ordained Bishop at
- JOSHUA SOULE, D. D. Nashville, Tenn. N. E. Con, 1799. Balt., Md., May, 1824
JAS. O. ANDREW, D. D. Summerfield, Ala. S. C. Con., 1812. Phila., Pa., May, 1832.
ROBERT PAINE, D. D. Aberdeen, Miss. Tenn. Con., 1818 Petersb'g, Va., May, 1846.
GEO. F. PIERCE, D. D. Culverton, Ga. Ga. Con., 1831. Columbus, Ga., May, 1854.
JOHN EARLY, D. D. Lynchburg, Va. Va. Con., 1807. Columbus, Ga., May, 1854.
H. H. Kavananugh, D. D. Versailles, Ky. Ky. Con., 1823. Columbus, Ga., May, 1854.
WILLIAM CAPERS, D. D., was ordained Bishop at Petersburg, Va., May, 1846; he died
at his home, Anderson, C. H., S. C., Jan. 29, 1855. He was born in St Thomas's parish,
S. C., Jan. 26, 1790; and entered the itinerant ministry, in the South Carolina
Conference, in 1809.
HENRY B. Bas om, D. D., was ordained Bishop at St. Louis, Mo., May, 1850; and died
at Louisville, Sept. 8, 1850. He was born in Hancock county, N. Y., May 27, 1796, and
entered the itinerant ministry, in the Ohio Conference, in 1813.
GENERAL CONFERENCE OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
THIS body meets quadrennially in the month of April or May. The first General
Conference was held in Petersburg, Va., May, 1846; the second, in St. Louis, Mo.,
May, 1850; the third, in Columbus, Ga., in May, 1854; the fourth, in Nashville, Tenn.,
in May, 1858; and the fifth is to be held in New Orleans, La., April 1,
et seq., 1862.
PUBLISHING INTERESTS OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.
NASHVILLE PUBLISHING HOUSE--J. B. MCFERRIN, D. D., Book Agent; Rev. R.
ABBEY, Financial Secretary.
A. L. P. GREEN, D. D., R. C. GARDNER, M. D., Mr. W. R. ELLISTON, Rev. S. WATSON,
and L. M. LEE, D. D., Book Committee.
T. O. Summers, D. D., Editor of Books and Tracts, and Quarterly Review.
L. D. HUSTON. D. D., Editor of Sunday-School Visitor and Home Circle.
H. N. MCTYEIRE, D. D., Editor of Nashville Christian Advocate.
RICHMOND--Rev. J. A. DUNCAN, Editor of Richmond Christian Advocate.
RALEIGH--Rev. R. T. HEFLIN, D. D., Editor of North Carolina Christian Advocate.
CHARLESTON--E. H. Myers, D. D., Editor of Southern Christian Advocate.
GALVESTON--Rev. J. E. CARNES, Editor of Texas Christian Advocate.
Rev. PETER MŒLLING, Editor of Evangelische Apologete.
ST. LOUIS--D. R. MCNALLY, D. D., Editor of St. Louis Christian Advocate.
NEW ORLEANS--Rev. C. C. GILLESPIE, Editor of New Orleans Christian Advocate.
MEMPHIS--Rev. S. WATSON and S. W. MOORE, Editors of Memphis and Arkansas
SAN FRANCISCO--Rev. O. P. FITZGERALD, Editor of the Pacific Methodist.
MISSIONARY SOCIETY OF THE M. E. CHURCH SOUTH.
President, Bishop JOSHUA SOULE, D. D.; Vice Presidents, Bishop JAMES O. ANDREW,
D. D., Bishop ROBERT PAINE, D. D., Bishop GEORGE F. PIERCE, D. D., Bishop JOHN EARLY,
D. D., Bishop H. H. KAVANAUGH, D. D., A. L. P. GREEN, D. D., T. O. SUMMERS, D. D., H. N.
MOTYEIRE, D. D., L. D. HUSTON, D. D., ISAAC LITTON; Secretary, E. W. SEHON, D. D.;
Treasurer. J. B. MCFERRIN, D. D.; Assistant Treasurers. E. H. Myers, D. D., Charleston,
J. C. KEENER, D. D., New Orleans, D. R. MCANALLY, D. D., St. Louis; and sixteen
This society was organized in 1845, during the session of the Convention in Louisville,
at which the M. E. Church, South, was organized. Its revenue for the year
ending May, 1846 was $68,529; May, 1847, $73,697; May, 1848, $62,613; May, 1849,
$65,495; May, 1850, $85,973; May, 1851, $113,801; May, 1852, $123,162;
May, 1853, $166,901;
May, 1854, $168,031; May, 1855, $164,336 71; May, 1856, $172,654 53; May,
1857, $202,802 25;
May, 1858, $201,325 89; May, 1859, $214,664 53; May 1860, $234,442 13; May,
1861, $236,532 76. The collections reported by the Annual Conferences are as follows:
- Alabama. . . . .$40,637 50
- Georgia. . . . .28,938 08
- South Carolina. . . . .24,780 00
- Virginia. . . . .20,338 10
- Texas. . . . .13,053 95
- Memphis. . . . .10,534 60
- North Carolina. . . . .9847 66
- Louisiana. . . . .9499 95
- Mississippi. . . . .7745 55
- Tennessee. . . . .7711 31
- Missouri. . . . .6249 34
- Louisville. . . . .5817 35
- Wachita. . . . .5318 00
- Florida. . . . .$5235 70
- St. Louis. . . . .4046 00
- Holston. . . . .4773 19
- Kentucky. . . . .3534 00
- Rio Grande. . . . .3047 84
- East Texas. . . . .2921 93
- Arkansas. . . . .2554 35
- Kansas. . . . .1049 30
- Pacific. . . . .877 40
- Indian Mission. . . . .766 10
- U. S. Gov., for Indian Schools. .16,000 00
- $236,532 76
There are five general divisions of the work, as follows: 1. Missions in Destitute
Portions of the Regular Work. 2. Missions among the People of Color. 3. German
Missions. 4. Indian Missions. 5. China Mission. These embrace 554 missions,
numbering 475 missionaries, 126,784 Church-members, or communicants, 164 Sunday-schools,
23,361 catechumens, 8 manual labor schools, and 465 Indian pupils.
SUNDAY-SCHOOL SOCIETY OF THE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH.--Rev. C. Taylor, M. D., Cor. Sec.,
Columbia, S. C.; J. B. McFerrin, D. D., Treas., Nashville.
N. B.--We have failed to procure the statistics of other denominations in the
Confederate States: we believe they have not been compiled since the separation
from the North.
THE following chronological table of remarkable events, which transpired in
connection with the organization of the Confederate States. During the past
year, may be found convenient for reference. It would have been much more
extended, if we could have ascertained the dates, etc., of other events which
are worthy of being thus chronicled. The compilation of this table cost us
considerable labor, as we had to search out facts and dates among the contradictory
statements of newspapers. We have taken great pains to avoid
errors, but in approximation to correctness is all that can be realized.
- Dec. 20, 1860.--Sudden evacuation of Fort Moultrie by Major Anderson,
United States army. He spikes the guns, burns the gun-carriages, and retreats
to Fort Sumter, which he occupies.
- Dec. 27.--Capture of Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney by the South Carolina
troops. Captain Coste surrenders the revenue-cutter Aiken.
- Jan. 3, 1861--Capture of Fort Pulaski by the Savannah troops.
- Jan. 3.--The arsenal at Mount Vernon, Ala., with 20,000 stand of arms, seized
by the Alabama troops.
- Jan. 4.--Fort Morgan, in Mobile Bay, taken by the Alabama troops.
- Jan. 9.--The steamship Star of the West fired into and driven off by the
South Carolina batteries on Morris' Island. Failure of the attempt to reinforce
- Jan. 9.--Mississippi seceded: vote of the Convention, 84 to 39.
- Jan. 10.--Forts Jackson, St. Philips, and Pike, near New Orleans, captured
by the Louisiana troops.
- Jan. 11.--Alabama seceded: vote of Convention, 61 to 39.
- Jan. 11.--Florida seceded: vote of Convention, 62 to 29.
- Jan. 13.--Capture of Pensacola Navy-yard, and Forts Barrancas and McRae.
Major Chase shortly afterwards takes command, and the seige of Fort Pickens
- Jan. 13.--Surrender of Baton Rouge arsenal to Louisiana troops.
- Jan. 19.--Georgia seceded: vote of Convention; 203 to 87.
- Jan. 26.--Louisiana seceded: vote of Convention, 113 to 19.
- Jan. 31.--New Orleans Mint and Custom-house taken.
- Feb. 1.--Texas seceded: vote of Convention, 166 to 7--submitted to the vote
of the people, Feb. 23: the act took effect, Mar. 2.
- Feb. 2.--Seizure of Little Rock arsenal by Arkansas troops.
- Feb. 4.--Surrender of the revenue-cutter Cass to the Alabama authorities.
- Feb. 7.--Southern Congress met at Montgomery, Ala.
- Feb. 8.--Provisional Constitution adopted.
- Feb. 9.--Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi, and Alexander H. Stephens, of
Georgia, elected President and Vice President.
- Feb. 16.--Gen. Twiggs transfers public property in Texas to the State authorities.
Col. Waite, U. S. A., surrenders San Antonio to Col. Ben. McCulloch
and his Texas rangers.
- Feb. 18.--Inauguration of President Davis at Montgomery, Ala.
- Feb. 27.--Peace Congress adjourned at Washington, having accomplished
- Mar. 2.--The revenue-cutter Dodge seized by the Texas authorities.
- Mar. 5.--Gen. Beauregard assumes command of the troops besieging Fort Sumter.
- Mar. 12.--Fort Brown, Texas, surrendered by Capt. Hill to the Texas Commissioners.
- Mar. 13.--Alabama ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States, by a
vote of the Convention, 87 to 5.
- Mar. 16.--Georgia ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States: vote
of Convention, 96 to 5.
- Mar. 21.--Louisiana ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States: vote
of Convention, 101 to 7.
- Mar. 25.--Texas ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States: vote of
Convention, 68 to 2.
- Mar. 30.--Mississippi ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States:
vote of 78 to 7.
- Apl. 3.--South Carolina ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States:
vote of Convention, 149 to 29.
- Apl. 12, 13.--Battle of Fort Sumter. After thirty-four hours' bombardment,
the fort surrenders to the Confederate States.
- Apl. 14.--Evacuation of Fort Sumter by Major Anderson.
- Apt. 14.--Lincoln, Pres. of U. S., issues a proclamation calling for 75,000 volunteers
to put down the "Southern rebellion."
- Apl. 15.--Col. Reeves, U. S. A., surrenders Fort Bliss, near El Paso, to Col. J.
W. McGriffin, Texas Commissioner.
- Apl. 16.--Seizure of N. Carolina forts and Fayetteville arsenal by the State
- Apl. 17.--Capture of steamship Star of the West by Col. Van Dorn, C. S. A.
- Apl. 19.--The Baltimore massacre. Citizens of Baltimore attack with missiles
the Northern mercenaries passing through their city en route for the South.
The Massachusetts regiment fires on the people and many are killed. Two
mercenaries are also shot. Great excitement follows, and the Maryland people
proceed to burn the railroad bridges, and tear up the track.
- Apl. 19.--Virginia seceded: the people to ratify the vote.
- Apl. 20.--Capture of the Federal army at Indianola, Texas, by Col. Van
Dorn, C. S. A. The Federal officers released on parole.
- Apl. 20--Attempted destruction of Norfolk Navy-yard by Federal authorities.
The works set on fire and several ships scuttled and sunk. The Federal troops
retreat to Fortress Monroe. The Navy-yard subsequently occupied by the Virginians.
- Apl. 20.--Harper's Ferry evacuated by the Federal troops under Lieut. Jones,
who attempts the destruction of the armory by fire. The place occupied by
- Apl. 22.--Florida ratified the Constitution of the Confederate States, by a
unanimous vote of the Convention.
- Apl. 28.--Fort Smith, Ark., captured by Ark. troops under Col. Solon Borland
- May 6.--Tennessee seceded: the vote of the Legislature to be submitted to
the people: vote in the Senate, 20 to 4; in the House, 46 to 21. A military
league entered into between and the Confederate States.
- May 6.--Arkansas seceded: vote of Convention, 69 to 1. The Constitution of
the Confederate States being ratified at the same time.
- May 7.--Virginia admitted as a member of the Confederate States.
- May 9.--The blockade of Virginia commenced.
- May 10.--Baltimore occupied by a large body of Federal troops under Gen.
B. F. Butler.
- May 10.--A body of 5000 Federal volunteers, under Gen. Lyon, U. S. A., surround
the encampment of 800 Missouri State troops, near St. Louis, and oblige
them to surrender.
- May 10.--St. Louis massacre. The German volunteers, under Col. Francis P.
Blair, Jr., wantonly fire upon the people in the streets of St. Louis, killing and wounding a large number.
- May 11.--St. Louis massacre: repetition of the terrible scenes of May 10.
The defenceless people again shot down. Thirty-three citizens butchered in
- May 11.--Blockade of Charleston harbor commenced by the U. S. steamer
- May 19, 20, 21.--Attack on the Virginia batteries at Sewell's Point, (near Norfolk,)
the U. S. steamer Monticello, aided by the steamer Minnesota. The
assailants driven off with loss. No one hurt on the Virginia side.
- May 20.--North Carolina seceded, by a unanimous vote of the Convention;
the Constitution of the Confederate States being also adopted unanimously.
- May 24.--Alexandria, Va., occupied by 5000 Federal troops, the Virginians
having retreated. Col. Ellsworth killed by the heroic Jackson, who was martyred
on the spot.
- May 25.--Hampton, Va., near Fortress Monroe, taken by the Federal troops.
Newport News occupied.
- May 27.--New Orleans and Mobile blockaded.
- May 29.--President Davis arrives in Richmond.
- May 31.--Fight at Fairfax Court-House between a company of U. S. cavalry
and a Virginia company. Capt. Marr killed; several Federal troops killed,
wounded, and taken prisoners.
- June 1, 2, 3.--Engagement at Aquia Creek between Va. batteries and U. S.
steamers Wabash, Anacosta, and Thomas Freeborn. The enemy withdrew
- June 3.--Battle of Phillippa in Western Virginia. Col. Kelly commanding a
body of Federal troops and Va. tories, attacks an inferior force of Southerners
at Phillippa, under Col. Porterfield, and routs them. Col. Kelly severely
wounded, and several on both sides reported killed.
- June, 5.--Fight at Pig's Point Battery, between the Confederate troops and
U. S. steamer Harriet Lane, resulting in the discomfiture of the enemy. The
Harriet Lane badly damaged.
- June 8.--The people of Tennessee ratify the act of Secession: the vote being
for Separation, 108,511; no Separation, 47,238.
- June 10.--Battle of Great Bethel, near Yorktown, Va. This splendid victory
was gained by 1100 North Carolinians and Virginians, commanded by Col. J.
Bankhead Magruder, over 4500 troops under Brig.-Gen. Pierce. The Federal
troops attacked the Southern entrenchments, and after a fight of four hours
were driven back and pursued Hampton. Southern loss, 1 man killed and
7 wounded. Federal loss believed to be several hundred. They confess to 30\
killed and 100 wounded.
- June 12.--Gov. Jackson, of Mo., calls out 50,000 for the defence of the State.
He commences to concentrate troops at Jefferson City, burning the bridges on
the route to St. Louis and the East.
- June 15.--Harper's Ferry evacuated by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and the
- June 16.--Skirmish at Vienna, Va., between Col. Gregg's S. C. regiment and
the 5th Ohio regiment. The enemy routed, with the loss of several killed.
- June 17. Gen. Butler demanded 15,000 additional troops at Fortress Monroe
The Southerners burn seventy locomotives on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
An order from Gov. Magoffin that no Tennessee troops shall occupy any portion
of Kentucky. Wise moving opposite McClellan's advance. Sawyer's cannon
mounted at Rip Raps.
- June 18.--Aquia Creek defences increased. At St. Louis the Federal soldiers
fire on the people killing seven, and wounding a large number. Battle of
Boonville, where Gov. Jackson was compelled to retire before Gen. Lyon.
- June 19.--Frank Pierpont appointed Governor of Western Virginia. The
Virginia ordinance passed 73 to 3, and a State seal ordered.
- June 20.--Gen. Lyon occupies Boonville. The Federal force, 500, at Vienna.
Gen. McClellan and staff leave Cincinnati for Virginia.
- June 21.--Confederates erect masked batteries opposite Rip Raps. Rousseau
has authority to raise two Kentucky regiments, with blank commissions
in his hands.
- July 1.--Baltimore put under martial law by Federals.
- July 5.--Battle near Carthage, Mo., in which the Federals under Seigel were
defeated by the Missourians under Gov. Jackson.
- July 12.--Fight at Rich Mountain, Va., in which less than 300 Confederates
displayed Spartan valor in opposing over ten times their number, by whom
they were overwhelmed. Gen. Garnet was among the killed.
- July 18.--Fight at Bull Run, Va., in which the Federals were repulsed
heavy loss, by the Confederates under Beauregard, who had not 20 killed.
- July 21.--Battle of Manassas Plains, in which "the grand army of the U. S.,"
under Gens. McDowell and Patterson, were routed by the Confederates under
Gens. Johnston and Beauregard--the Confederates having but 28,000, and only
7000 of the immediately encountering the enemy. The Confederates lost 290
killed, and 1200 wounded; while 4500 o the Federals were killed, wounded, and
taken prisoners besides the capture of a vast amount of arms, handcuffs, etc.
- Aug. 1.--The Permanent Constitution of the Confederate States ratified by
popular vote in Tennessee.
- Aug. 8.--Tennessee Bible Society organized.
- Aug. 10.--Battle of Oak Hill, near Springfield, Mo., in which the Federals under
Gens. Lyon, Seigel, and Sturgess, were defeated by the Confederates under
Gens. McCulloch and Price. The battle lasted 6 1/2 hours. Lyon was among
the killed. Seigel escaped.
- Aug. 21.--The Cherokees, at a mass meeting, authorized their government to
form an alliance with the Confederate States.
- Aug. 26.--A formidable fleet left Fortress Monroe, under Gen. Butler, for
Fort Hatteras, which, after a brave resistance, was captured.
- Aug. 30.--Fremont issues a proclamation declaring the slaves of Missouri
- Sept. 4.--Battle at Fort Scott, and defeat of the Federals under Lane and
Montgomery, by the Missourians under Price.
- Sept. 6.--Paducah, Ky., occupied by the Federals under Gen. Grant; Columbus
Ky., by the Confederates under Gen. Polk--Camp Dick Robinson, in Garrard
co., Ky., having been previously established by the Federals, under Brig.-
Gen. W. Nelson.
- Sept. 10.--Battle of Carnifax Ferry, Va., in which the Federals under Gen.
Rosencranz, were routed by the Confederates under Gen. Floyd. Among the
Federals killed was Col. Lowe.
- Sept. 11.--Kentucky Legislature orders the Confederates out of Kentucky.
They agree to go, if the Federals will.
- Sept. 12.--Provost Marshal arrested patriot members of Maryland Legislature.
- Sept. 16.--L. P. Walker, Secretary of War of Confederate States, resigned.
- Sept. 18.--Bowling Green, Ky., occupied by Confederates under Gen. Buckner.
- Sept. 19.--Federals routed at Barboursville, Ky., by Confederates under Col.
- Sept. 21.--Lexington, Mo., after a siege of several days, taken, with 3500 prisoners,
including Cols. Mulligan, Marshall, Reading, White, Grover, Major Van
Horn, and 118 other commissioned officers, a vast amount of ammunition and
guns, the great seal of the State, etc., by the Confederates, under Gen. Price.
- Sept. 28.--Thos. B. Monroe, U. S. Judge of the District of Kentucky, resigned
his office, in order to become a citizen of the Confederate States.
- Oct. 1.--Federal steam gun-boat Fanny, in North Carolina, captured by the
Confederates under Capt. Lynch.
- Oct. 3.--Federals under Gen. Reynolds, repulsed at Greenbrier, Va., by Confederates
under Gen. H. B. Jackson.
- Sept. 5.--Confederates under Col. Wright dispersed Federals who had landed
on Chickamachomico beech, N. C., taking 31 prisoners, 1000 muskets, 6 field
pieces, etc., losing only one man.
- Oct. 8.--A thousand Confederates under Gen. Patton Anderson crossed the Bay
to Santa Rosa Island, and destroyed Billy Wilson's camp, losing 40 killed and
wounded. The loss of the enemy was great.
- Oct. 11.--Slidell and Mason, Commissioners to England and France from the
Confederate States, left Charleston, S. C., for Havana.
- Oct. 12.--The "Manassas," Com. Hollins, with other boats, drove the blockading
vessels out of the Mississippi; the Manassas sinking one of them.
- Oct. 13.--Green river bridge, Ky., blown up by Confederates, under a misconception
- Oct. 21.--Battle near Leesburg, Va., in which 4500 Federals under Gen. Stone,
were defeated by 1605 Confederates under Gen. Evans. More than 1000 of
the Federals were killed, wounded, and drowned in the Potomac, and over 700
taken prisoners. Gen. Baker was among the slain. Confederate loss was 33
killed and 100 wounded. Among the killed was Col. Burt, of Miss.--
Confederates 1300 strong, under Gen. Jeff. Thompson, encountered 5000 Federals at
Fredericktown, Mo., killing and wounding a great number, with a loss of 42
killed anti wounded. Federals had 5 rifled cannon, and Confederates only 2
common guns. After several hours' fighting the latter retired.--Confederates
under Gen. Zollicoffer, attacked the Federals entrenched at Rock Castle, Ky.
Confederate loss, 11 killed, 30 wounded. Federal loss, 20 killed, and a number
- Oct. 31.--Alliance entered into between Confederate States and Missouri.
- Oct. 31.--Gen. Scott resigned as Lieut.-Gen of the Federal army.
- Nov. 2.--Missouri Legislature, at Neosho, by a unanimous vote--23 in the
upper, and 77 in the lower house--passed an ordinance of secession, and appointed
a messenger to the Confederate Government.--Fight near Springfield,
Mo., in which the Federals were repulsed, with an alleged loss of 169. Confederate
loss, 6 killed, 7 wounded.
- Nov. 3.--Gwin, Benham, and Brent, arrested on the Orizaba, from San Francisco,
by Gen. Sumner and 500 Federal troops, and sent to Fort Warren.
- Nov. 6.--Electors for the election of Jeff. Davis and A. H. Stephens, as Pres.
and Vice-Pres. of Confederate States, chosen without opposition.
- Nov. 7.--Battle at Belmont, Mo., near Columbus, Ky., in which the Federals
under Gen Oglesby, were routed by Confederates under Gens. Polk, Cheatham,
and Pillow. Confederates lost some 200 killed and wounded, and 26 prisoners;
Federals, about 1000 killed and wounded, and 200 prisoners, including Cols.
Dougherty and Beaufort prisoners.--The great Federal armada, under Gen.
Sherman, captured Port Royal, S. C., after a brave resistance of 5 hours--the
fort being no longer tenable.
- Nov. 8.--Fight near Piketon, Ky., in which the Federals under Gen. Nelson,
were repulsed by Confederates under Col. Williams--the former losing 210
killed, and about 150 wounded; the latter, 2 killed, and 15 wounded. Confederates
then retreated to Pound Gap.--Slidell and Mason taken from the British
mail steamer Trent, off Bermuda. by Lieut. Fairfax, 35 men, and 5 officers from
the Bermuda, commanded by Com. Wilkes. They were subsequently sent to
- Nov. 15.--Lincolnite traitors burn bridges, and cut down telegraph wires, in
East Tennessee. Many of them since apprehended.
- Nov. 18, 19, 20.--The Convention at Russellville, Ky., in which 65 counties
were represented by over 200 members, adopted a Declaration of Independence
and an ordinance of Separation, organized a Provisional Government to
go into immediate operation at Bowling Green, and appointed Commissioners
to the Confederate Government.
- Nov. 20.--Federal raid into the eastern shore of Virginia. Eight thousand
troops took possession of Accomac county, there being few Confederate forces,
and scarcely any arms there.
- Nov. 22.--Fort Pickens opened fire on the Pensacola batteries, and the
frigates Niagara and Colorado on Fort McRae. Confederate loss, 16 killed and
wounded. The vessels were injured, and a breach made in a bastion of Fort
- Nov. 26.--The Savannah, Com. Tatnall, with three small steamers and one
gun-boat, attacked the Federal fleet at Cockspur roads. The engagement
lasted an hour. After exchanging 40 or 50 shots, not being able to draw the
enemy under the guns of the fort, the Confederates withdrew, having received
- Nov. 26.--Missouri admitted into the Confederacy.
BY J. B. M' FERRIN, AGENT,
PUB. HOUSE M. E. CHURCH, SOUTH,