• Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP

    Cedar Creek & Belle Grove

    National Historical Park Virginia

1862 Valley Campaign Timeline

1862 Valley Campaign Timeline

November 4, 1861 - General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson takes command of the Valley District.

December 8-12, 1861 - Actions at Dam no. 5, C&O Canal

January 1, 1862 - Jackson begins winter campaign in Winchester, Virginia.

January 3-5, 1862 - Skirmishes at Bath and Hancock

January 10, 1862 - Confederates reach Romney (present day West Virginia)

January 23-30, 1862 - Jackson's Army return to Winchester

February 7, 1862 - Union forces reoccupy Romney

February 24-26, 1862 - Major General Nathaniel P. Banks Army cross the Potomac River into Virginia.

March 11,1862 - Thomas J. Jackson evacuates Winchester.

March 12, 1862 - Nathaniel P. Banks occupies Winchester.

March 18, 1862 - Skirmish at Middletown.

March 23, 1862 - First Battle of Kernstown
Forces Engaged: 12,300 total (US 8,500; CS 3,800)
Estimated Casualties: 1,308 total (US 590; CS 718)
Result: Union Victory

March 24, 1862 - Jackson's army retreats

April 1-2, 1862 - Federals follow south to Edinburg

April 12, 1862 - Banks assumes command of the Department of the Shenandoah.

April 17, 1862 - Federals reach Mount Jackson and New Market

April 19, 1862 - Jackson falls back east to Swift Run Gap

April 22, 1862 - Union troops occupy Harrisonburg

April 30, 1862 - Jackson sets out towards Staunton; Richard S. Ewell's division crosses the Blue Ridge at Swift Run Gap into the Shenandoah Valley.

May 3, 1862 - Jackson's army departs the Valley via Brown's Gap.

May 4, 1862 - Jackson returns his army to the Valley by rail, from Mechum's River Station via Rockfish Gap to Staunton.

May 8, 1862 - Battle of McDowell
Forces Engaged: 12,500 total (US 6,500; CS 3,000)
Result: Confederate Victory

May 12, 1862 - General James Shields Federals are recalled from the Valley - Banks withdraws to Strasburg.

May 20, 1862 - Jackson's and Ewell's men unite at New Market.

May 23, 1862 - Battle of Front Royal
Forces Engaged: 4,063 total (US 1,063; CS 3,000)
Estimated Casualties: 960 total (US 904; CS 56)
Result: Confederate Victory

May 24, 1862 - Running fight through Middletown as Banks retreats to Winchester.

May 25, 1862 - First Battle of Winchester
Forces Engaged: 22,500 total (US 6,500; CS 16,000)
Estimated Casualties: 2,419 total (US 2,019; CS 400)
Result: Confederate Victory

May 29-30, 1862 - Jackson demonstrates against Harper's Ferry.

May 31, 1862 - Jackson's army marches through Winchester.

May 30-June 5, 1862 - Jackson falls back to Harrisonburg

June 6, 1862 - Engagement of Harrisonburg; death of Colonel Turner Ashby

June 8, 1862 - Battle of Cross Keys
Forces Engaged: 17,300 total (US 11,500; CS 5,800)
Estimated Casualties: 951 total (US 664; CS 287)
Result: Confederate Victory

June 9, 1862 - Battle of Port Republic
Forces Engaged: 9,500 total (US 3,500; CS 6,000)
Estimated Casualties: 1,818 total (US 1,002; CS 816)
Result: Confederate Victory

June 17, 1862 - Jackson leaves the Valley for Richmond, Virginia.

 
 

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