U.S. Civil War History
1861 - Union troops under General George B. McClellan defeated the Confederates at the Battle of Rich Mountain, Virginia.
1862 - U.S. President Lincoln handed over the job of general-in-chief to General Henry W. (Old Bains) Halleck.
1863 - Union General Quincy Gillmore attacked Battery Wagner on Morris Island near Charleston, South Carolina. The attack was easily repulsed. A much larger assault took place on July 18, but the Confederates did not evacuate until September 7, 1863.
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