Today in History:

3 Series I Volume V- Serial 5 - West Virginia


October 16, 1861.-Skirmish at Bolivar Heights, near Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

18, 1861.-Reconnaissance towards Occoquan River, Va.

19-Nov. 16, 1861.-Operations in the Kanawha and New River region, W. Va.

20, 1861.-Reconnaissance to Hunter's Mill and Thornton Station, Va.

21-24, 1861.-Operations on the Potomac, near Leesburg, Va. including engagement at Ball's Bluff and.

Skirmish on Leesburg road (October 21), and action near Edwards Ferry (October 22).

22, 1861.-Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley, U. S. Army,. assigned to command of the Department of Harper's Ferry and Cumberland.

Department of Northern Virginia constituted, under command of General Joseph E. Johnston, C. S. Army.

General Beauregard and Major-Generals Holmes and Jackson assigned, respectively, to. command of the Potomac, Aquia, and Valley Districts.

Affairs around Budd's Ferry, Md.

23-27, 1861.-Reconnaissance in the Kanawha Valley, W. Va.

26, 1861.-Action at Romney, W. Va.

Skirmish at South Branch Bridge, W. Va.

Skirmish near Springfield, W. Va.

28, 1861.-Skirmish near Budd's Ferry, Md.

31, 1861.-Skirmish at Greenbrier, W. Va.

Nov. 1, 1861.-Major General George B. McClellan supersedes Lieutenant

General Winfield Scott in command of the Armies of the United States.

1- 3, 1861.-Skirmishes near Gauley Bridge, or Cotton Hill, W. Va.

3-11, 1861.-Expedition into Lower Maryland.

4, 1861.-February 21, 1862.-Operations in the Valley District.

5, 1861.-General Robert E. Lee, C. S. Army, assigned to command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida.

9, 1861.-Expedition to Mathias Point, Va.

10, 1861.-Affair at Guyandotte, W. Va.

12, 1861.-Reconnaissance to Pohick Church and Occoquan River, Va.

13, 1861.-Skirmish near Romney, W. Va.

14, 1861.-Affair at the month of Mattawoman Creek, Md.

Skirmish on road from Fayetteville to Raleigh, W. Va.

Skirmish at McCoy's Mill, W. Va.

14-22, 1861.-Expedition through Accomac and Northampton Counties, Va.

16, 1861.-Capture of Union foraging party at Doolan's Farm, Va.

18, 1861.-Skirmish on road from Falls Church to Fairfax Court-House, Va.

26, 1861.-Skirmish near Vienna, Va.

26-27, 1861.-Expedition to Dranesville, Va., and skirmish.

27, 1861.-Skirmish near Fairfax Court-House, Va.

30, 1861.-Skirmish near mouth of Little Cacapon River, W. Va.

December 2, 1861.-Skirmish at Annandale, Va.

4, 1861.-Skirmish at Burke's Station, Va.

6, 1861.-Expedition to Gunnell's Farm, near Dranesville, Va.

8, 1861.-Skirmish near Romney, W. Va.

Skirmish at Dam Numbers 5, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

11, 1861.-Skirmish at Dam Numbers 4, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

12, 1861.-Skirmish at Greenbrier River, W. Va.

13, 1861.-Engagement of Camp Alleghany, W. Va.

15, 1861.-Affair in Roane County, W. Va.

Capture of the sloop Victory.

15-17, 1861.-Operations on the Lower Potomac.

15-21, 1861.-Expedition to Meadow Bluff, W. Va.

17-21, 1861.-Jackson's operations against Dam Numbers 5, Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.