Joseph Hooker arrives at the Chancellor House as his Army of the Potomac moves through the Wilderness on its way to attack the left flank of Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.
The flying column of Joseph Hooker’s Federal Army of the Potomac crosses the Rapidan River, while Robert E. Lee begins to realize the real threat to his Confederate Army of Northern Virginia is coming from the north.
April 16, 1865 – Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston received a message from Federal Major General William T. Sherman that had the potential to end
March 19, 1865 – General Joseph E. Johnston’s makeshift Confederate army moved to crush the left wing of Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal army
March 15, 1865 – A small Confederate force dug in near Averasboro and partially blocked the path of Major General William T. Sherman’s advance into
March 11, 1865 – The left wing of Major General William T. Sherman’s Federal armies captured Fayetteville, a key city on the Cape Fear River