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.
September 9, 1862 – The Confederates resumed their advance as panic began spreading through southern Pennsylvania. General Robert E. Lee was ready to move his