Abraham Lincoln creates a new Federal army designed to do what George B. McClellan could not–destroy the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and capture Richmond.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson proclaims a day of thanksgiving for his army and sends a message to Robert E. Lee requesting more men so he can invade the North. But Lee has other ideas.
Robert E. Lee sends Confederate reinforcements to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with orders to crush the Federals opposing him.
In Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, a portion of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate army meets a Federal advance from the northwest while Jackson faces a separate threat from the northeast.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederate army continues moving south up the Shenandoah Valley and prepares to take on two Federal forces approaching from two different directions.
Two Federal forces continue their pursuit of Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, but Jackson is able to stay one step ahead of them for now.