Robert H. Milroy’s Federal advance from Cheat Mountain leads to defeat in the last significant clash of the year in northwestern Virginia.
William Nelson’s Federals win a minor victory in eastern Kentucky but fail in their ultimate goal of destroying the enemy.
Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Federal forces attack a Confederate detachment near Cheat Mountain in northwestern Virginia.
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
While Federals threatens Confederates in the Kanawha Valley, another Confederate force to the north targets Federals on Cheat Mountain.