As part of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate army moves through Maryland, another part under Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson forces the largest Federal surrender of the war.
Tag: Harpers Ferry
Confederates Descend on Harpers Ferry
Three Confederate forces converge on the Federal garrison at Harpers Ferry, at the strategic confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
Confederates Abandon Harpers Ferry
Confederates abandon Harpers Ferry in northwestern Virginia as Federals cautiously prepare to enter that part of the state.
An Uneasy Hold on Harpers Ferry
Joseph E. Johnston takes command of Confederates at Harpers Ferry, Va., and soon learns that the place is highly vulnerable to attack.
Destroying What I Cannot Defend
Virginians seize the important military arsenal at Harpers Ferry after retreating Federals fail to destroy it completely.
The Washington Raid: Early Reaches Winchester
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