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.
Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Federal forces win a minor victory in western Virginia and secure the railroad line between Washington and the West.
George B. McClellan orders Federal troops across the Ohio River to begin anticipated incursion into predominantly Unionist western Virginia.
November 13, 1864 – After being routed at Cedar Creek in October, Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s Confederates left the Shenandoah Valley. But some were not
August 7, 1864 – Federal cavalry attacked a Confederate detachment that had just finished raiding through Maryland and Pennsylvania. As August began, elements of Lieutenant