The Federal army-navy effort to seize North Carolina’s Outer Banks continues, with the potential reward being a strengthening of the naval blockade and the opening of an invasion route into southern Virginia.
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Floyd and Wise Finally Part Ways
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
The Carnifex Ferry Engagement
William S. Rosecrans’s Federals clash with John B. Floyd’s Confederates as Rosecrans tries to strengthen his foothold in western Virginia.
Vacillating and Harassing Orders
Confederate commanders bicker over where their troops should be positioned, hindering their chances to hold western Virginia.
Advancing in Battle Array
John B. Floyd advances unopposed in western Virginia and clashes with a Federal regiment separated from the main force.
Almost Open Opposition in Western Virginia
John B. Floyd ordered Henry A. Wise to join forces with him in western Virginia, but Wise is reluctant to comply.
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