Robert Anderson and his 85 soldiers were positioned at Fort Moultrie near the mouth of Charleston Harbor.
Felix Zollioffer took them to fight and died by Union solders during the battle.
Gen.Samuel R. Currtis' Union army of the southwest pushed into Arkansas and established a defensive position.
Union general william Rosecrans fought a pitched battle with Braxtons Bragg's army of Tennessee on the outskirts of Murfreesbro,Tennessee
Gen. Quincy A. Gillmore lanched an expedition into Flordia.
A combined Union force initated operations t close Mobile Bay
Sherman had successfully cut Hood's supply.
Kershaw's division left Winchester to rejoin Lee's army.
Early's army, bloodied by its defeat at opequon.
Maj. Gen. John Newton had undertaken an expedition to engage and destroy.