Robert E. Lee submits a request to President Jefferson Davis to reorganize his Confederate army before launching his second northern invasion.
Tag: James Longstreet
Lee’s Daring Gamble
Robert E. Lee attends a strategy conference with President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet at Richmond, where Lee unveils a daring plan to invade the North once more.
The Siege of Suffolk
Confederate forces under James Longstreet attack the Federal garrison at Suffolk, Virginia, south of the James River.
For Want of Proper Subsistence and Intelligence
Robert E. Lee deals with shortages in his Confederate army as well as health issues while he tries to determine what the Federals have in store for him in northeastern Virginia.
A New Offensive for a Demoralized Army
Ambrose E. Burnside moves forward with plans to launch another Federal offensive in northern Virginia, despite reservations by his officers and men within the Army of the Potomac.
Fredericksburg: Federal Pontoons Finally Arrive
Ambrose Burnside continues waiting for all his pontoons to arrive, while Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate corps hurries east from the Shenandoah Valley to reinforce Robert E. Lee’s army outside Fredericksburg.