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March 4, 1862 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne promoted to Brigadier General
April 10, 1862 Bombardment of Ft. Pulaski begins from Tybee Island
  Civil War - 1862
April 11, 1862 Fort Pulaski surrenders
  Civil War - 1862
April 12, 1862 The Great Locomotive Chase
  Civil War - 1862
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Bartow County, Georgia
  Gordon County, Georgia
  Whitfield County, Georgia
  Catoosa County, Georgia
April 15, 1862 After minor repairs, the General re-enters service on the Western and Atlantic Railroad
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
May 2, 1862 The General transports Andrews Raiders from the Chattanooga station to Atlanta
  Western and Atlantic Railroad
May 17, 1862 Union soldiers from Tybee/Fort Pulaski attempt to land near Savannah (Thunderbolt). They are driven back.
  City of Savannah, Georgia
  Civil War - 1862
May 20, 1862 Trial begins for James Andrews on charges of spying
May 31, 1862 Death warrant issued for James Andrews
May 31, 1862 Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines)
June 1, 1862
June 2, 1862 Union spy James Andrews (The Great Locomotive Chase) escapes an Chattanooga city jail. He is captured the following day.
June 7, 1862 James Andrews (The Great Locomotive Chase) is hung in Atlanta at the present-day intersection of Juniper and Third Street. His body is buried nearby, but later exhumed and moved to the National Cemetery at Chattanooga
June 18, 1862 Six of Andrew's Raiders are hung at Memorial Drive and Park Avenue, Atlanta.
July 1, 1862 Battle of Malvern Hill
  Civil War - 1862
  Philip Cook, CSA
August 12, 1862 Atlanta is declared to be under martial law. Travel to and from the city is restricted and controlled.
  Civil War - 1862
August 28, 1862 Battle of Second Manassas
August 30, 1862
  Civil War - 1862
  Philip Cook, CSA
August 29, 1862 Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
August 30, 1862
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
September 17, 1862 Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
  Civil War - 1862
  Robert Toombs
  Philip Cook, CSA
October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville, KY
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
October 9, 1862 James Longstreet promoted to lieutenant general
  Civil War - 1862
  James Longstreet
October 16, 1862 Eight of Andrew's Raiders escape from Fulton County jail, eventually reaching Union lines
  Fulton County, Georgia
November 1, 1862 John Gordon commissioned Brigadier General, CSA
  Civil War - 1862
  John Brown Gordon
November 17, 1862 Gustavus W. Smith selected Secretary of War ad interum, Confederate States of America
November 21, 1862 James Siddon replaces G. W. Smith as Secretary of War
December 13, 1862 General T. R. R. Cobb dies, Fredericksburg, Virginia
  Thomas Reade Rootes (T. R. R.) Cobb
December 26, 1862 William S. Rosecrans begins an advance on Murfreesboro, TN, from Nashville
  Civil War - 1862
December 26, 1862 In response to a smallpox epidemic, Atlanta City Council order construction of a smallpox hospital.
December 31, 1862 Battle of Stone's River (1st day)
  Civil War - 1862
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
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