Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
John B. Floyd advances unopposed in western Virginia and clashes with a Federal regiment separated from the main force.
John B. Floyd ordered Henry A. Wise to join forces with him in western Virginia, but Wise is reluctant to comply.
Feuding between Henry A. Wise and John B. Floyd greatly diminish Confederate chances of reclaiming the Kanawha Valley in western Virginia.
In western Virginia, a Federal force looks to capture the Great Kanawha Valley while Confederates try to consolidate their forces.