Fighting Breaks out all over the South

Tens of thousands of troops are in action in many states.

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Confederate Conscription, New Orleans Threatened

The Confederate Congress passes America’s first conscription law. Meanwhile, a Union fleet works its way up the Mississippi toward New Orleans.

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Jackson’s Romney Campaign

Confederate forces under Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson launch a campaign to capture Romney, Virginia during the first week of 1862.

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Judah Benjamin: Confederate Jewish Statesman

Jefferson Davis appoints one of the war’s most enigmatic figures, Judah Benjamin, to the position of Confederate Secretary of War.

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