Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sept. 16, 1861

Sept. 16, 1861: Kentucky - The US Navy gunboat USS Conestoga sails up the Cumberland River and engages two Confederate gunboats in a brisk battle, capturing both.

Lexington, Missouri: In his attempt to recover central Missouri for the Confederacy, Gen. Sterling Price, CSA, with Missouri, Arkansas, Lousiana and Texas regiments, maneuvers Col. Mulligan's Federal brigade into this city, trapping them. Mulligan digs in and sends to Gen. Fremont, his superior, for reinforcements and instructions.

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