Nathaniel P. Banks receives orders assigning him to command the Federal Department of the Gulf, operating mostly in Louisiana and Texas. Banks would eventually succeed the controversial Benjamin F. Butler.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates advance toward Culpeper Court House and confront a Federal force deployed to stop them at Cedar Mountain in northern Virginia.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates head east to reinforce Robert E. Lee on the Virginia Peninsula, while George B. McClellan continues fuming about his superiors in Washington.
Robert E. Lee sends Confederate reinforcements to Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley with orders to crush the Federals opposing him.
Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson’s Confederates drive one Federal army out of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, but two more are quickly closing in on them from opposite directions.
Confederates win a tremendous victory to gain control of most of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley and make the name “Stonewall” a legend in the South.