After struggling through a horrific storm on the Atlantic, the Federal naval squadron attacks and captures a vital Confederate port.
A massive Federal armada begins arriving off Port Royal, S.C., with plans to bombard the forts guarding the port into submission.
Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Confederates fall back in southwestern Virginia as the long dispute between John B. Floyd and Henry A. Wise finally comes to an end.
While Federals threatens Confederates in the Kanawha Valley, another Confederate force to the north targets Federals on Cheat Mountain.
Confederate commanders bicker over where their troops should be positioned, hindering their chances to hold western Virginia.