Letter from Private John Lightner of the 200th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry to his mother on the day of Robert E. Lee’s surrender. Nottoway C.H., Va.
Letter from 1st Sergeant J. Webster Stebbins of Company I, 9th Vermont Volunteer Infantry, to his mother after his regiment became one of the first
June 26, 1862 – General Robert E. Lee launched his planned assault on the Federal Army of the Potomac to drive the Federals off the
July 21, 1861 – The first major battle of the war took place in northern Virginia. Major General Irvin McDowell’s 30,000-man Federal Army of Northeastern