“Stonewall” Jackson issues orders for his Confederates to begin marching on New Year’s Day. Only Jackson knows that his men are about to embark on a grueling march to Romney in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Confederate officials hang two men as part of an effort to stop Unionists from sabotaging the Confederacy by burning bridges in eastern Tennessee.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson developed a plan to join forces with William Loring’s Confederate army and conduct a winter offensive in the Shenandoah Valley.
Jefferson Davis threatens to execute Federal prisoners if the Federals go through on their threat to execute the crew that had captured the U.S.S. Enchantress as pirates.
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
Delegates to the Louisiana State Convention at Baton Rouge vote 113 to 17 to become the sixth state to secede from the Union.