Battle of Antietam

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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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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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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.

Know LA image of carpetbaggers (cartoon)

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"Portrait of General 'Stonewall' Jackson," (c. 1865-1900) by William Garl Brown

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign

During the American Civil War, this battle catapulted Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson from relative obscurity to the first rank of Southern generals. Explore this interactive map of the second half of the campaign. Hosted by the Encyclopedia of Virginia. Image: General "Stonewall" Jackson. Virginia Historical Society, William Garl Brown, ca. 1865–1900

Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia

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President Ulysses S. Grant born

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