A portion of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army defended key mountain passes in Maryland against George B. McClellan’s Federal Army.
Three Confederate forces converged on the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
September 12, 1862 – General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia was divided into multiple sections as Federals entering Frederick discovered a document that
September 9, 1862 – The Confederates resumed their advance as panic began spreading through southern Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee was ready to move his
Robert E. Lee tried garnering support from the people of Maryland, while George B. McClellan’s Federals tried tracking him down.
Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began crossing the Potomac River into Maryland to take the war to the North for the first time.