—On the Calhoun River, Kentucky, 400 Union troops under command of a Colonel Shanks attack a Rebel encampment, where they scatter the Rebel fighters and capture a large amount of horses and camp equipment.
—George Templeton Strong of New York City writes in his journal reflecting the anxieties that many in the North are feeling about the War, including the thought (anticipating Pres. Lincoln) that much of the blame for the conflict lies with the North:
—John Beauchamp Jones, of the Confederate War Department, notes in his journal of the change in command over the Northern troops. It is interesting to observe how thoroughly McClellan has also persuaded the Southern populace as well as the North that he was the best general the North had: