June 1862

The Confederacy was still reeling from recent defeats, but the Federal momentum was beginning to slow. Henry W. Halleck was using extreme caution in the West, and George B. McClellan was stalling in the East. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s recent Confederate victories in the Shenandoah Valley helped brighten southern spirits, and the deadly struggle for the Confederate capital had begun.

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Last Updated: 4/9/2017

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