1861 - Augusta - Georgia militia capture the U.S. Army arsenal which would become the essential Confederate Powderworks, the only permanent structures erected by the Confederate States of America
1825 - Richmond - A son, George, is born at a house on Main Street about a block from the Virginia State Capitol building, the first child of Robert and Mary Pickett
1861 - Baton Rouge - A convention of citizens of Louisiana passed and signed an ordinance of secession; dissolving the state's association with the United States of America and absolving the state's citizens of any loyalty to the Union government
1863 - Washington, D.C. - President Abraham Lincoln replaced Army of the Potomac commander Ambrose Burnside with Joseph Hooker: "Only those generals who gain success can set up dictators. What I ask now of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship..."
1863 - Springfield - Massachusetts Governor John Albion Andrew received permission from Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton to raise a militia organization for men of African descent
1864 - Fair Garden - In fog, Union brigades under Edward M. McCook attacked a Confederate division commanded by William T. Martin in this Sevier County, Tennessee cavalry clash
1861 - Washington, D.C. - Kansas admitted as the 34th U.S. state.
1862 - Trans-Mississippi - Major General Earl Van Dorn assumes command of the Trans-Mississippi District of the Confederacy.
1862 - Greenpoint - Ironclad warship USS Monitor's hull was launched after construction at the Continental Iron Works in this section of Brooklyn, New York