1861 January 25th

January 25 1861 Friday

District of Columbia. The 7th New York Infantry arrived for the defence of the capital.

Missouri. US Captain James H Stokes removed 12,500 muskets from the Federal arsenal in St Louis and transported them to arm pro-Union militia troops in Illinois.

Texas. Fort Stockton was evacuated by the US Army. A small force of US Army troops commanded by Major Caleb C Sibley was near Indianola when they were compelled to surrender by pro-Confederate Texans commanded by Texas State Colonel Earl Van Dorn. Other US Army troops were arrested at Saluria. The Union troops were paroled.

Union Organisation

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

Union Generals

Major-General USA

Winfield Scott

Brigadier-General USA

John Ellis Wool
David Emanuel Twiggs
William Selby Harney

Brigadier-General USA (Staff)

Joseph Eggleston Johnston

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