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Halleck ordered Major General George B. McClellan to remove the Army of the Potomac's sick and wounded from Harrison's Land- Aquia Creek, near Fredericksburg, and to Alexandria. The British vessel Columbia, carrying 12 pieces of artillery, sev- eral thousand Enfield rifles and other munitions, was captured after a seven-hour chase off the ing, Va., with the goal of removing Bahamas by the Federal steamer the whole army from the James Santiago de Cuba. Another block- River area towards Washington ade-runner was taken off Charles- and Northern Virginia, thus end- ing the Peninsula campaign. Thursday July 31, 1862 Confederates attacked Union camps and shipping between Shirley and Harrison's Landing, Va. Writing from Harrison's Land- ing, Va., the following morning, Sergeant Myron Shepard, 1st Min- nesota Volunteer Infantry wrote the following in his personal jour- nal: "Rain last night. We were aroused by the rebels about mid- night who opened batteries on our transports from across the river. Fall in, stack arms and pack up all but tents. Ordered to be ready to march at a moments notice, then lie down to sleep. Our guns along shore silence the rebs." Friday Aug. 1, 1862 Skirmishes occurred at Ozark, Grand River and Carrollton, Me., and at Barnett's Ford, Va. A Fed- eral official in South Carolina announced the issuance of papers indicating their freedom to Negro soldiers, not yet legally enlisted. Saturday Aug. 2, 1862 Elements of the Army of Virginia under Federal Major General John Pope advanced on Orange Court House and skirmished with Confed- erates. Other skirmishing occurred at Clear Creek near Taberville, Me.; lonesborough, Ark.; near Yotten's Plantation in Coahoma County, Miss.; and Austin, Miss. Federal forces from Harrison's Landing, Va., reoccupied Malvern Hill. Secretary of State William H. Seward instructed the Minister to Great Britain, Charles Francis Adams, to neither receive nor dis- cuss any offers of mediation of the war by Great Britain. Sunday Aug. 3, 1862 Federal Major General Henry W. Halleck ordered Major General George B. McClellan to move his Federal Army of the Potomac fur- ther north from the Peninsula to ton as the effectiveness of the Fed- eral blockade steadily developed. Monday Aug. 4, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln ordered a draft of 300,000 militia to serve for nine months, unless discharged sooner. This draft was never put into effect. The Pres- ident also ordered the military to get rid of incompetent people holding commissions and to pro- mote worthy officers. Lincoln also told a delegation of "Western gen- tlemen" who offered two Negro regiments from Indiana, that he was not prepared to enlist Negroes as soldiers, though he suggested employing them as laborers. Major General Ambrose Burn- sides's Federal corps from North Carolina arrived at Aquia Creek to assist Pope in defending against Lee's advance into Northern Vir- ginia. Tuesday Aug. 5, 1862 BATTLE OF BATON ROUGE, LA. There was a light engagement at Malvern Hill and a skirmish at White Oak Swamp Bridge on Vir- ginia's Pensinsula, as well as one at Massaponax Church, Va. Recruiting for old and new reg- iments proceeded briskly in the North after President Lincoln's call for 300,000 more men. Confederate forces once more controlled the Mississippi River north and south of Vicksburg, Miss.; rom Helena, Ark., to Baton Rouge, La. Moving southward toward Baton Rouge, Major General John C. Breckinridge and his 2,600 Con- federates attacked 2,500 Federals under Brigadier General Thomas Williams. The Confederates charged through a dense fog, then the Federals counterattacked to end the battle by midmorning, Federal gunboats on the Mississippi River. Losses for the Federals were 84 killed, including General Wil- liams who succumbed shortly after NINNESOTA 1861 CIVIL WAR 1865 the Federal counterattack began, along with 266 wounded and 33 captured or missing for a combined loss of 383. Confederates also lost 84 killed, 315 wounded and 57 cap- tured or missing for a total of 456. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of July 30-Aug. 5, 1862 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - In camp at Malvern Hill, Va. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - In camp at Athens, Ala., and then on to Winchester, Tenn. 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - At Murfreesboro, Tenn., after receiving their parole. 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try - Duty at Camp Clear Creek near Corinth, Miss., until Aug. 5, when they marched to Jaci.nto, Miss., for garrison duty. 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Companies B, C and D remained in Minnesota and Dakota Territory on garrison duty while the remaining companies were moved to Rienzi, Mississippi. Companies B and C moved to Sioux Agency on the Yellow Med- icine River to preserve order dur- ing annuity payments to Ir/dians. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On frontier duty at var- ious points in Minnesota: Anoka, Princeton, Monticello, Kingston, Manannah, Paynesville, Fort Rip- ley, Sauk Center, Pomme de Terre, Alexandria and Fort Abercrombie until May 1864. Brackett's Battalion of Minne- sota Cavalry - On duty at Hum- boldt, Tenn., scouting and protect- ing the railroad. 1st Minnesota Light Artil- lery Battery - On garrison duty at Corinth, Miss. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery - On garri- son duty at Ripley, Mississippi. e: r i Band DemoliSh Derby Youth6 01d mers Demo Derby SR. CITIZENDAY Handicapped Parking on Fairgrounds.: .. KIDS (65 years 8 older free utl 5 lam.) WWW m e e k erf air! c 0 m DAY Friday, Aug. 3 Saturday, Aug. 4 GATE ADMISSION SZ,OOO IN CASH AWARDS  " Adults ,.. $5,00: iltlr..742., $2.00:8  under... 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