January 22 1861 Tuesday
Kentucky. The Kentucky House of Representatives resolved to resist at all hazards any invasion of the Southern states if Federal armed forces passed through neutral Kentucky territory.
New York. Guns and ammunition sold to and destined for the state of Georgia were seized by New York authorities. This action was protested by Georgia Governor Joseph E Brown to New York Governor Edwin Denison Morgan. The US Marines at Brooklyn Navy Yard were put on guard as a precaution against interference by pro-Confederate sympathisers.
Virginia. Governor John Letcher transmitted the resolutions of the Ohio State Legislature, with unfavourable comments, to the Virginia state legislature. His message was rejected by a small majority.
USA: Colonel William Wing Loring (US Mounted Rifes) was appointed to command the Department of New Mexico, arriving on 22 March 1861, to succeed Colonel Thomas Turner Fauntleroy.
Commander in Chief: President James Buchanan
Vice-President: John Cabell Breckinridge
Secretary of War: Joseph Holt
Secretary of the Navy: Isaac Toucey
African Squadron: William Inman
Brazil Squadron: Joshua Ratoon Sands
East Indian (Asiatic) Squadron: Cornelius Kinchiloe Stribling
European Squadron: vacant
Home Squadron: Garrett J Prendergast
Mediterranean Squadron: Charles H Bell
Pacific Squadron: John Berrien Montgomery
General–in-Chief: Winfield Scott
Department of the East: John Ellis Wool
Department of New Mexico: Thomas Turner Fauntleroy interim, William Wing Loring awaited
Department of the Pacific: Albert Sidney Johnston
- District of Oregon: George Wright
Department of Texas: David Emanuel Twiggs
Department of Utah: Philip St George Cooke
Department of the West: William Selby Harney
John Ellis Wool
David Emanuel Twiggs
William Selby Harney
Brigadier-General USA (Staff)
Joseph Eggleston Johnston