Robert H. Milroy’s Federal advance from Cheat Mountain leads to defeat in the last significant clash of the year in northwestern Virginia.
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.
In western Virginia, a Federal force looks to capture the Great Kanawha Valley while Confederates try to consolidate their forces.
In northwestern Virginia, one Confederate commander surrendered his force, and another became the first general killed in action.
A detachment of George B. McClellan’s Federal army attacks an isolated portion of Robert S. Garnett’s Confederate army near Beverly in northwestern Virginia.