1862 Oct Am Civil War Gazette



The Extra!!! Edition of the American Civil War Gazette contains back issues as well as additional articles that did not appear in the daily edition.

Highlights of the October 1862 Edition:

- The Iuka-Corinth Campaign continues
- Battle of Corinth
- Battle of Hatchie's Bridge/Metamora
- Battle of Galveston Harbor
- Battle of Perryville/Chaplin Hills
- Battle of Georgia Landing
- Battle of Lexington
- J.E.B. Stuart rides around McClellan a second time and raids Chambersburg and Mercersberg, Pennsylvania seizing supplies and horses
- Pemberton (CSA) replaces Van Dorn (CSA) in the reorganized Dept. of the Mississippi
- Lincoln visits McClellan's Headquarters at Sharpsburg leading to famous photograph of both on the Antietam battlefield
- Members of Andrew's Raiders escape from jail in Atlanta (Great Locomotive Chase) and were later awarded the newly created Medal of Honor
- Grant (USA) takes command of the Dept. of Tennessee
- Buell (USA) is relieved of command for failing to pursue Bragg (CSA)
- Gen. McNeil (USA) issues orders leading to the Palmyra massacre (article on the 31st)
- Heintzelman (USA) replaces Banks (USA) commanding forces protecting Washington
- Rosecrans (USA) takes command of the Army of the Cumberland
- Maj.-Gen. O.M. Mitchel (USA) dies from yellow fever
- Edwin Booth opens at the Winter Garden in New-York
- Lincoln again assumes title and role of Commander-in-Chief
- Court of Inquiry proceedings against Gen. Martindale (USA)
- As a result of the Martindale Court of Inquiry Gen. Griffin (USA) is relieved of duty and purged from the rolls
- Brig.-Gen. Edwin Price, son of Maj.-Gen. Sterling Price, resigns his commission and returns to Missouri
- Political issues leading up to the November 3 general election. Key congressional seats and the Governor of New-York were at stake.

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