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A Very Bad Week for Union Forces

The Federals lose control at a number of points.

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Federal Victories in Missouri and North Carolina

In Missouri, Union forces continued their march southward down the Mississippi River, capturing the town of New Madrid, Missouri; while in North Carolina, Ambrose Burnside’s expedition captured the town of New Bern on the Neuse River.

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The Union Army Advances in the West

Confederate forces in Kentucky under Leonidas Polk were forced to abandon their strong position on the Mississippi River at Columbus, while Union General John Pope began operations to capture New Madrid and Island No. 10.

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