Mississippi River Campaign Timeline (February 1862 - July 1863)


Control of the Mississippi River was vital to both sides of the conflict - the North finally laid claim to the waterway in mid-1863.

There are a total of (3) Mississippi River Campaign Timeline (February 1862 - July 1863) events in the CivilWarTimeline.net database. Entries are listed below by date-of-occurrence ascending (first-to-last). Other leading and trailing events are also included for perspective.








September 3, 1861

Confederate forces move into Western Kentucky and take Columbus along the all-important Mississippi River.



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July 16, 1863

The Mississippi River waterway is firmly in control of Union forces.



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April 12, 1864

Fort Pillow, Tennessee, is the site of a Confederate victory by General Nathan Bedford. Black soldiers fighting for the Union are executed.



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