The Federals lose control at a number of points.
A week of daily military operations.
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.
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.