July 21, 1861 – First major battle of the Civil War ocurrs at the First Battle of Bull Run (also called the First Battle of Manassas) pitting the Union Army led for General Irvin McDowell against the Confederate Army led by General Beauregard. The Confederate Army wins the battle as a result of Stonewall Jackson standing firm with his troops atop Henry Hill, earning Jackson his nickname “Stonewall”

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Spring, 1862 – Stonewall Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign includes the First Battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862, the Battle of Front Royal on May 23, the First Battle of Winchester on May 25, the Battle of Cross Keys on June 8, and the Battle of Port Republic on June 9

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August 29-30, 1862 – the Union Army under General John Pope is defeated at the Second Battle of Bull Run (also called the Second Battle of Manassas) by Confederate forces led by Stonewall Jackson and General James Longstreet

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May 1-4, 1863 – At the Battle of Chancellorsville in Virginia, Union forces under General Joe Hooker are defeated by Conferate forces under Robert E. Lee after a brilliant flanking movement led by Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, who is mortally wounded in the battle

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June 3, 1863 – Mosby’s Rangers or Raiders (43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry) was organized by Col. John S. Mosby, also known as the “Grey Ghost”, at Rector’s Crossroads in Loudoun County, Virginia as a partisan force to harass and disrupt the Union Army in Northern Virginia. Several days later on June 9th, 1863, the largest cavalry battle of the Civil War occurs at Brandy Station near Culpeper, Virginia

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