The first of what would be a series of battles takes place on the Virginia Peninsula as George B. McClellan’s Federals try to capture a valuable position in front of the Confederate defenses.
Robert E. Lee issues orders for a Confederate attack on George B. McClellan’s Federals outside Richmond, but McClellan plans an attack of his own.
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.
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.
J.E.B. “Jeb” Stuart makes a name for himself by conducting a daring reconnaissance mission all the way around George B. McClellan’s Federal Army of the Potomac.
George B. McClellan reports that he will soon be ready to resume his advance on the Virginia Peninsula, but complications soon arise that cause him to hesitate once more.