Virginians seize the important military arsenal at Harpers Ferry after retreating Federals fail to destroy it completely.
Virginians react to President Lincoln’s militia proclamation by voting to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy.
June 6, 1864 – Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant proposed moving the massive Federal Army of the Potomac across the James River, and a Federal opportunity
February 8, 1862 – The Federal army-navy effort to seize North Carolina’s Outer Banks continued, with the potential reward being a strengthening of the naval
January 5, 1862 – Federal forces embarked on a joint army-navy operation to capture a key point on the North Carolina coast. President Abraham Lincoln,