Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Oct. 3, 1861

Oct. 3, 1861: Governor Thomas O. Moore of Louisiana imposes an embargo on the shipment of cotton to Europe, hoping to place economic pressure on European nations such as England and France, who have sizable textile industries, towards their recognition of the Confederate States as a legitmate government.

Greenbriar, Virginia - Federal troops advance from their base at Cheat Mountain to this place, and rout the Confederate troops in a sharp fight. The Federals capture large herds of livestock which had been intended to supply the Confederate Army.

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