A no-frills day-by-day account of what was happening 150 years ago, this blog is intended to be a way that we can experience or remember the Civil War with more immediacy, in addition to understanding the flow of time as we live in it.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Sept. 23, 1861
Sept. 23, 1861: In St. Louis, the St. Louis Evening News is critical of Gen. Fremont’s inaction during the siege of Lexington, which led to the Union defeat there. Fremont responds by closing down the newspaper’s offices.