Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson developed a plan to join forces with William Loring’s Confederate army and conduct a winter offensive in the Shenandoah Valley.
The feud that had begun in October between Jefferson Davis and one of his top generals continues into this month.
Confederates reorganize the army forces in northern Virginia while Jefferson Davis takes issue with P.G.T. Beauregard.
Jefferson Davis meets with army commanders to discuss military strategy at Centreville in northern Virginia.
Federals advance on Munson’s Hill, a few miles southwest of Washington, and make an embarrassing discovery.
Joseph E. Johnston sends Jefferson Davis an angry letter protesting his ranking among the full Confederate generals. This causes a permanent rift between the two.