July 20th 1861 Saturday
CSA. The Confederate Congress met in Richmond. – The Congress of the Confederate States began holding sessions in Richmond, Va.
Virginia. Силы обеих сторон подтягиваются к Bull Run, Manassas Junction.
Missouri. Union expedition to Forsyth and Springfield began.
20 July 1861
North Carolina. USS Albatross, Cdr. George A. Prentiss, recaptured Enchantress off Hatteras Inlet.
Virginia. USS Mount Vernon, Cdr. Oliver S. Glisson, seized sloop Wild Pigeon on the Rappahannock River.
20, 1861. – Brigadier Ge. William W. Loring, C. S. Army, assigned to command of “Northwestern Army” (W. Va.).
– The New York Tribune compared Peace Democrats to the venomous Copperhead snake, which strikes without warning. During the Cotton War, Northerners who advocated restoration of the Union through a negotiated settlement with the South was referred to as Peace Democrats.
1881 – Five years after General George A. Custer’s infamous defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn, Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army, which promises amnesty for him and his followers.
1881 Hunkpapa Teton Sioux leader Sitting Bull surrenders to the U.S. Army.
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