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THE CIVIL WAR AT 155 YEARS
(from CivilWarMonths.com):

1862:

Maryland: Northerners Start Panicking
9 Sep - The Confederates resumed their advance as panic began spreading through southern Pennsylvania...


Maryland: Lee Tries Garnering Support
7 Sep - Confederate General Robert E. Lee tried garnering support from the people of Maryland, while Major General George B. McClellan’s Federals tried tracking him down...


The Maryland Campaign Begins
4 Sep - General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia began crossing the Potomac River into Maryland to take the war to the North for the first time...


Kentucky: Smith Takes Lexington and Frankfort
3 Sep - The Confederate incursion into Kentucky continued, with Major General Edmund Kirby Smith’s forces taking Lexington and the state capital of Frankfort...


McClellan Reinstated
2 Sep - President Abraham Lincoln reinstated Major General George B. McClellan as overall Federal commander in Virginia and Washington, merging Major General John Pope’s defeated Army of Virginia with McClellan’s Army of the Potomac...


The Battle of Chantilly
1 Sep - A vicious fight in driving rain ended the Second Bull Run campaign with Major General John Pope’s Federal Army of Virginia still intact but thoroughly defeated by General Robert E. Lee’s Confederate Army of Northern Virginia...


The Battle of Second Bull Run: Pope's Retreat
31 Aug - The Second Bull Run campaign ended with a two-day fight in which the Confederates proved unable to destroy Major General John Pope’s retreating Army of Virginia...


The Battle of Richmond
30 Aug - Major General Edmund Kirby Smith’s Confederate army confronted a small Federal force in the first full-scale battle during Smith’s incursion into Kentucky...


The Battle of Second Bull Run: Longstreet
30 Aug - The right wing of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia ripped into Major General John Pope’s Federals and nearly destroyed his Army of Virginia...


Confederates Poised to Attack in Kentucky
29 Aug - One Confederate army began moving north toward Kentucky, while another was already in Kentucky and preparing for battle...



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