General Stonewall Jackson dying at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Encyclopedia Virginia: Second Manassas Campaign

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Second Manassas Campaign of the Civil War. Waged August 13 – September 3, 1862, the battle was an important Confederate victory for General Robert E. Lee and his deputy, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain begins

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U.S. begins Berlin airlift

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Korean War begins

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Winston Churchill delivers “Their Finest Hour” speech

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Abraham Lincoln read first draft of Emancipation Proclamation to his cabinet

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Michael Shaara, author of “Killer Angels,” born

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France falls to Hitler’s armies

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Julius and Ethel Rosenberg executed for espionage

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Stonewall Jackson

Seven Days' Battles

The Seven Days’ Battles, June 25–July 1, 1862, the decisive engagements of McClellan's Peninsula Campaign included Confederate Balloon Reconnaissance. "Jeb" Stuart became legend by executing his famous “Ride around McClellan.” Hosted by the Encyclopedia of Virginia.