n Drury's Bluff or Fort DarlingMay 15, 1862
McClellan's headquarters established at the White House (belonging to Mrs. Robt. E. Lee) on the PamunkeyMay 16, 1862
McDowell, with a corps of 40,000 men and 100 pieces of artillery, instructed to co-operate with the Army of the Potomac advancing on RichmondMay 17, 1862
To frustrate this union Stonewall Jackson assumes the offensive by threatening Washington.
The National forces in northern Virginia at this time were: Banks, 20,000, Milroy and Schenck, 6,000, Fremont, 10,000, and McDowell's corps at Fredericksburg, 40,000.
ceeds, and McDowell is retained to defend Washington by an order issued [This order saved the Confederate capital.]May 24, 1862
Jackson drives Banks out of Winchester (see cross Keys, action at）May 25, 1862
Hanover Court-houseMay 27, 1862
[Fitz-John Porter, with a corps of 12,000 men, is ordered by McClellan to destroy the bridges over the South Anna, as instructed to do from Washington; opposed by