OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, AND MARYLAND.
March 17-September 2, 1862.
REPORTS-March 17-June 25.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.
March 18, 1862.-Skirmish at Middletown, Va.
19, 1862.-Skirmish at Elk Mountain, W. Va.
Skirmish at Strasburg, Va.
20, 1862.-Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fifth Army Corps.
Skirmish at Philippi, W. Va.
Reconnaissance to Gainesville, Va.
20-21, 1862.-Reconnaissance to Dumfries, Va.
22, 1862.-Skirmish at Kernstown, Va.
Middle Military Department constituted, under command of Major General John a. Dix, U. S. Army.
23, 1862.-Battle of Kernstown, Va.
25, 1862.-Skirmish at Mount Jackson, Va.
27-31, 1862.-Operations in the vicinity of Middleburg and White Plains, Va.
28-31, 1862.-Operations on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad, Va., including affairs at Bealeton and Rappahannock Stations.
29, 1862.-Major General John C. Fremont supersedes Brigadier General William S. Rosecrans in command of the Mountain Department.
April 1, 1862.-Skirmish at Salem, Va.
1-2, 1862.-Advance of Union forces from Strasburg to Woodstock and Edenburg, Va.
2, 1862.-Skirmish at Stony Creek, near Edenburg, Va.
reconnaissance to the Rappahannock River, Va.
3, 1862.-Skirmish at Moorefield, W. Va.
4, 1862.-Departments of the Rappahannock (under Major General Irvin McDowell) and of the Shenandoah (under Major General N. P. Banks) constituted.
*Of some of the minor conflicts noted in this "Summary" no circumstantial reports are on file.
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