A former U.S. president persuades Virginians to invite all states to a conference to settle their differences.
June 8, 1864 – Brigadier General George Crook’s Federals from West Virginia joined forces with Major General David Hunter’s Army of the Shenandoah and prepared
April 2, 1863 – A mob of mostly women stormed the business district of the Confederate capital demanding relief from the epidemic of shortages plaguing
May 15, 1862 – Confederate batteries repulsed the advance of a Federal naval fleet on the James River, which helped ease some of the panic
March 28, 1862 – President Jefferson Davis submitted a special message to the Confederate Congress urging members to approve conscription. In mid-March, Davis replaced interim
February 4, 1862 – Virginia Governor John Letcher dispatched Congressman Alexander Boteler to Winchester to persuade Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson to withdraw his