Confederate victories in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley prevent Federal reinforcements from reaching George B. McClellan’s Army of the Potomac. This leaves McClellan vulnerable on the Peninsula.
Tag: Jefferson Davis
Damned Forever by God and Men
As the Federal Army of the Potomac continues inching toward Richmond, Abraham Lincoln conditionally approves George B. McClellan’s request for reinforcements.
The Battle of Drewry’s Bluff
Confederate batteries along the James River take on a Federal fleet approaching in an effort to capture Richmond from the water.
Richmond Must Not Be Given Up
Panic begins spreading throughout the Confederate capital of Richmond as George B. McClellan’s Federal army is now just 22 miles away and still advancing up the Virginia Peninsula.
The Peninsula: Dissension on Both Sides
As Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates fall back to the Chickahominy River, George B. McClellan continues complaining to the Lincoln administration about lack of adequate support.
The Confederate Conscription Act
Jefferson Davis signs a bill into law creating the first national military draft in American history.