Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates seize their objective in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, while Frederick Lander is barred from pursuing Jackson’s men.
Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate army begins moving out of winter quarters at Winchester toward the Potomac River as part of Jackson’s plan to capture Romney.
“Stonewall” Jackson issues orders for his Confederates to begin marching on New Year’s Day. Only Jackson knows that his men are about to embark on a grueling march to Romney in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Federal forces win a minor victory in a struggle over foraging rights in northern Virginia.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson developed a plan to join forces with William Loring’s Confederate army and conduct a winter offensive in the Shenandoah Valley.
The Federal defeat at Ball’s Bluff outrages northerners, sends the Lincolns into mourning, and increases calls for an “all-out war” against the Confederacy.