The commanding general of the U.S. Army replaced the aging commander of the Charleston Harbor defenses, as secession hysteria continued sweeping through South Carolina and beyond.
November 8, 1862 – Major General George B. McClellan formally turned the Army of the Potomac over to Major General Ambrose E. Burnside and bid
August 29, 1862 – Federals under Major General John Pope continued the fight with Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson from the previous day, unaware
July 14, 1862 – Major General John Pope issued a pretentious address to his new Federal Army of Virginia before embarking on a new campaign. President
July 1, 1862 – The last of a week-long series of battles on the Virginia Peninsula took place at Malvern Hill. Major General George B.
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