As part of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army fought at South Mountain, another portion led by Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson forced the largest Federal surrender of the war.
Three Confederate forces converged on the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
July 19, 1862 – Federal cavalry discovered that Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates had reached the important railroad town of Gordonsville ahead of
June 30, 1862 – General Robert E. Lee made another attempt to destroy the Federal Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula, this time
June 27, 1862 – The third in a series of battles on the Virginia Peninsula occurred at Gaines’s Mill. By daybreak, General Fitz John Porter’s
June 26, 1862 – General Robert E. Lee launched his planned assault on the Federal Army of the Potomac to drive the Federals off the