Confederates abandon Harpers Ferry in northwestern Virginia as Federals cautiously prepare to enter that part of the state.
Joseph E. Johnston takes command of Confederates at Harpers Ferry, Va., and soon learns that the place is highly vulnerable to attack.
Virginians seize the important military arsenal at Harpers Ferry after retreating Federals fail to destroy it completely.
July 2, 1864 – Lieutenant General Jubal Early’s Confederate Army of the Valley arrived at Winchester as it moved north “down” Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley toward
As part of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army fought at South Mountain, another portion led by Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson forced the largest Federal surrender of the war.
Three Confederate forces converged on the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry, at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.