Civil War Virginia

Union Commanders

Winfield Scott

July 5, 1841 - November 1, 1861

George McClellan

November 1, 1861 - March 11, 1862

Secretary of War Edwin Stanton

March 11, 1862 - July 23, 1862

Henry Hallek

July 23, 1862 - March 9, 1864

Major Events

Virginia Secedes

April 17, 1861 - April 18, 1861

Take Oath of Allegiance to CSA

April 23, 1861 - April 24, 1861

Dr. William B. Day trial proceedings No. 16 p.37

Secession Vote

May 23, 1861 - May 24, 1861

Dr. William B. Day trial proceedings No. 9 p.22

First Battle of Bull Run

July 21, 1861 - July 22, 1861

Battle of Dranesville

December 20, 1861 - December 21, 1861

Dranesville Affair

Attempt to form a Volunteer Company

June 1, 1861 - June 2, 1861

late May/June 1st (John DeBell trial proceedings p.17)
military muster at Fairfax Court House May (James W. Farr trial proceedings p.11)

Initial Ambush Planning

June 21, 1861 - June 22, 1861

Dr. William B. Day trial proceedings p.42

Joined Home Guards

June 30, 1861 - July 1, 1861

Dr. John T. Day trial proceedings p.27

Dr. John T. Day's Knife Wielding

July 17, 1861 - July 18, 1861

Dr. John T. Day trial proceedings p.29

Ambush Scheduled

July 22, 1861 - July 23, 1861

Dr. William B. Day trial proceedings No. 12 p.26

Set out for Seneca Bottom/Lowe's Island

July 24, 1861 - July 25, 1861

Dr. William B. Day trial proceedings No. 21 p.45

Camp Peirpoint/Griffin alerted

November 26, 1861 - November 27, 1861

"information was furnished by three of Mrs. Coleman's negroes who came into Camp Griffin" (OR p. 1286)

Arrest made by Col. George Bayard

November 27, 1861 - November 28, 1861

Dr. William B. Day, Dr. John T. Day, Richard H. Gunnell, Charles W. Coleman, John B. Farr, John T. De Bell, Philip Carper

Arrested

December 6, 1861 - December 7, 1861

Richard and George Coleman

Arrested

December 24, 1861 - December 25, 1861

James W. Farr

Trial Proceedings

Dr. William B. Day

November 28, 1861 - January 2, 1862

Dr. John T. Day

November 28, 1861 - December 6, 1861

Charles W. Coleman

November 29, 1861 - December 3, 1861

Richard H. Gunnell

November 29, 1861 - December 2, 1861

John DeBell

November 30,1861 - December 1, 1861

George Coleman

December 9, 1861 - December 20, 1861

James W. Farr

December 24, 1861 - January 23, 1862

Executive Order No. 2

January 17, 1862 - January 18, 1862

Transferred to the charge of the War Department

February 15, 1862 - February 16, 1862

Dr. William B. Day, Dr. John T. Day, John B. Farr, John T. DeBell, R. H. Gunnell, James W. Farr, George G. and Richard Coleman

George G. and Richard Coleman Released

March 24, 1862 - March 25, 1862

OR p.1293

James W. and John B. Farr, R.H. Gunnell, and John T. De Bell Released

March 25, 1862 - March 26, 1862

OR p.1294

Continued Proceedings

March 27, 1862 - March 31, 1862

Philip W. Carper

March 27, 1862 - March 28, 1862

Dr. John T. Day and Charles W. Coleman Released

June 4, 1862 - June 5, 1862

OR p.1295

Dr. William B. Day Released

July 15, 1862 - July 16, 1862

OR p.1294

Philip W. Carper Released

July 30, 1862 - July 31, 1862

OR p.1295