George B. McClellan continues organizing his new Army of the Potomac and continues feuding with Winfield Scott.
George B. McClellan develops a Federal war strategy while complaining that Winfield Scott is standing in his way.
The Federal military is reorganized following the Bull Run defeat, which includes giving command of the largest army to a young, promising general.
The Federal army reaches Centreville in northern Virginia, while Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates slip out of the Shenandoah Valley undetected and head east.
Robert Patterson feebly tries to engage Joseph E. Johnston’s Confederates in the Shenandoah Valley, but Johnston has other ideas.
President Lincoln holds a special cabinet meeting to decide on a plan for immediate offensive operations in northern Virginia.