The Battle of Chancellorsville saw the last charge ever made by General Thomas Stonewall Jackson. It was there on May 2nd 1863 that he was accidentally shot during a nighttime reconnoiter by one of his own soldiers. The shooter was an unknown member of the 18th North Carolina Infantry. Major John D Barry gave the order to fire, and many of his soldiers fired at the same time.
On the morning of September 17, 1862, about 5:30 a.m., began the battle of Antietam. In the South, also known as the battle of Sharpsburg. By day’s end, the fighting would result in the bloodiest single-day battle in American History.
Union infantrymen guarding the Orange and Alexandria Railroad at Union Mills Station west of Alexandria. In April 1862, the 11th Pennsylvania and 88th Pennsylvania are jointly detailed to guard the railroad line from Alexandria to Bristoe/Bristow Station and to the Manassas Gap. It is the first time the two regiments work together and the men form close bonds that will last the duration of the war.