Key events occurring in January 1862 during the American Civil War

January 15 – Edwin M. Stanton is confirmed by Senate as Secretary of War.

January 27- Discontented with McClellan’s slow pace to prosecute the war, Lincoln issues General War Order #1:

January 30 – U.S.S. Monitor is launched in Long Island, New York.

For a complete timeline of the American Civil War see the Civil War Gazette’s timeline here.

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