George B. McClellan comes to take personal command of Federals in western Virginia as Confederates try to strengthen their defenses.
Tag: George A. Porterfield
The Battle of Philippi
Federal forces win a minor victory in western Virginia and secure the railroad line between Washington and the West.
The Western Virginia Incursion Begins
George B. McClellan orders Federal troops across the Ohio River to begin anticipated incursion into predominantly Unionist western Virginia.
Where Unyielding Patriotism Rallied
Confederates keep a tenuous hold on hostile northwestern Virginia while Unionists consider seceding from the rest of the state.