OPERATIONS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, WEST VIRGINIA, MARYLAND, AND PENNSYLVANIA.
November 15, 1862-January 25, 1863.
SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.*
November 15, 1862.-Action at Warrenton, or Sulphur Springs, Va.
Skirmish on the Guyandotte, W. Va.
16, 1862.-Major General Joseph Hooker, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Center Grand Division, Army of the Potomac.+
Major General William B. Franklin, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Left Grand Division, Army of the Potomac.
Major General William F. Smith, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Sixth Army Corps.
Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, U. S. Army, assumes command of the Fifth Army Corps.
Affair at United States Ford, Va.
Skirmish at Chester Gap, Va.
17, 1862.- Skirmish at Falmouth, Va.
19, 1862.- Skirmish at Philomont, Va.
20, 1862.- Brigadier General John H. Martindale, U. S. Army, assumes command as Military Governor of the District of Columbia.
21, 1862.- Surrender of Fredericksburg, Va., demanded.
22, 1862.- Skirmish near Halltown, W. Va.
Skirmish near Winchester, Va.
24, 1862.- Skirmish at Newton, W. Va.
24-25, 1862.- Expedition from Sharpsburg, Md.,to Shepherdstown, W. Va., and skirmishes.
24-30, 1862.- Expedition from Summerville to Cold Knob Mountain, W. Va., and skirmish [26th] at Lewis' Mill, on Sinking Creek.
25, 1862.- Major General Samuel Jones, C. S. Army, assigned to command of the Trans-Alleghany, or Western, Department of Virginia.
Raid on Poolesville, Md.
26, 1862.- Reconnaissance from Bolivar Heights to Charlestown, W. Va., and skirmish at Cockrall's Mill.
28, 1862.- Affair near Hartwood Church, Va.
*Of some of the minor conflicts noted no circumstantial reports are on file.
+The Right, Center, and Left Grand Divisions were constituted November 14, 1862, to be commanded by Sumner, Hooker, and Franklin. See Series I, Vol. XIX, Part II, p.583.
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