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Virginia, State before Nov 6, 1860 - Apr 17, 1861
Virginia, Seceded State Apr 17, 1861 - May 7, 1861
Virginia, CS State May 7, 1861 - May 9, 1865
Virginia, Restored State Jun 19, 1861 - Apr 16, 1865
Virginia, Occupied State Apr 16, 1865 - after Jun 25, 1865

John Letcher US/CS Governor, before Nov 6, 1860 - Jan 1, 1864
Virginia election results: Lincoln 1887 1.1%, Douglas 16198 9.7%, Bell 74481 44.6%, Breckinridge 74325 44.5%, Nov 6, 1860

Virginia seceded from the Union, Apr 17, 1861
CS Dept. of Alexandria created included the area around Alexandria, Apr 24, 1861
CS Dept. of Northwestern Virginia created included Virginia west of the Shenandoah Valley, May 4, 1861
CS Dept. of Southwestern Virginia created Included the valley region of southwestern Virginia, May 8, 1861
Pro union convention met at Wheeling, May 13, 1861
Sewells Point, engagement, May 18, 1861 - May 19, 1861
US Dept. of Virginia created including area around Fort Monroe, May 22, 1861
Virginia election results: secession 96750 75%, no secession 32134 25%, May 23, 1861
CS Dept. of The Peninsula created included the area between Yorktown and Hampton Virginia, May 26, 1861
US Dept. of Northeastern Virginia created including parts of Virginia, May 27, 1861
Aquia Creek, battle, May 29, 1861 - Jun 1, 1861
CS Dept. of Alexandria renamed Dept. of the Potomac, May 31, 1861
CS Dept. of Fredericksburg created included the area around Fredericksburg, Jun 5, 1861
Big Bethel, battle, Jun 10, 1861
CS Dept. of the Potomac Extended to include Prince William Fairfax and Loudon counties in Virginia, Jun 10, 1861
CS Dept. of The Peninsula expanded to include Gloucester Point Virginia, Jun 14, 1861
Restored state government created in Western Virginia, Jun 19, 1861
Francis H. Peirpoint US Governor, Jun 19, 1861 - Apr 16, 1865
CS Dept. of The Peninsula expanded to include James Island and West Point Virginia, Jun 28, 1861
Manassas Campaign, Jul 16, 1861 - Jul 22, 1861
Blackburns Ford, battle, Jul 18, 1861
US Dept. of The Shenandoah created including Shenandoah valley in Virginia, Jul 19, 1861
Manassas, first battle, Jul 21, 1861
Centreville, CS Army of Northern Virginia camped around, Jul 22, 1861 - Mar 9, 1862
US Division of THE POTOMAC created including Depts. Of Washington and Northeastern Virginia, Jul 25, 1861
CS Dept. of Northwestern Virginia discontinued absorbed by Dept. of the Potomac, Jul 29, 1861
US Dept. of The Potomac created Delaware and Maryland transferred from Dept. of Pennsylvania parts of Virginia included Dept. of Pennsylvania discontinued Depts. Of Washington Northeastern Virginia and Shenandoah discontinued absorbed by Dept. of the Potomac, Aug 17, 1861
CS Dept. of The Peninsula expanded to include Gloucester Matthews and Middlesex counties Virginia, Aug 26, 1861
US Dept. of Western Virginia created including western Virginia, Sep 19, 1861
CS Dept. of Norfolk created included the area around Norfolk, Oct 15, 1861
US Dept. of Harpers Ferry and Cumberland created adjacent to B&O railroad in Virginia, Oct 20, 1861
Balls Bluff, battle, Oct 21, 1861
CS Dept. of Henrico created included garrison troops and fixed facilities in Richmond and Henrico county Virginia, Oct 21, 1861
CS Dept. of Northern Virginia created Depts of the Potomac and Fredericksburg discontinued and combined, Oct 22, 1861
Dranesville, battle, Dec 20, 1861

Cockpit Point, battle, Jan 3, 1862
Hampton Roads, naval engagement in, Mar 8, 1862 - Mar 9, 1862
US Dept. of Harpers Ferry and Cumberland discontinued, Mar 12, 1862
Peninsular campaign, Mar 17, 1862 - Aug 23, 1862
Kernstown, battle, Mar 23, 1862
CS Dept. of Henrico expanded to include Petersburg Virginia, Mar 26, 1862
US Dept. of The Rappahannock created including parts of Maryland and Virginia, Apr 4, 1862
US Dept. of The Shenandoah recreated parts of Maryland and Virginia transferred from Dept. of the Potomac, Apr 4, 1862
Yorktown, siege, Apr 5, 1862 - May 4, 1862
CS Dept. of Norfolk divided between Depts. of Northern Virginia and North Carolina Dept. of The Peninsula discontinued and absorbed by Dept. of Northern Virginia, Apr 12, 1862
Williamsburg, US occupation, May 4, 1862
Yorktown, battle, May 4, 1862
Elthams Landing, battle, May 7, 1862
McDowell, battle, May 8, 1862
Drewrys Bluff, battle, May 15, 1862
Front Royal, battle, May 23, 1862
Winchester, First Battle, May 25, 1862
Hanover Court House, battle, May 27, 1862
Seven Pines, battle, May 31, 1862 - Jun 1, 1862
Cross Keys, battle, Jun 8, 1862
Port Republic, battle, Jun 9, 1862
Virginia south of the James river transferred from CS Dept. of Northern Virginia to Dept. of North Carolina, Jun 21, 1862
Oak Grove, battle, Jun 25, 1862
Beaver Dam Creek, battle, Jun 26, 1862
Forces of the US Depts. Of the Shenandoah Rappahannock and Middle Dept. absorbed by Dept. of the Potomac, Jun 26, 1862
US Dept. of the Rappahannock discontinued divided between Middle Dept. and Dept. of the Potomac, Jun 26, 1862
Gaines Mill, battle, Jun 27, 1862
Garnetts and Goldings Farms, battle, Jun 27, 1862 - Jun 28, 1862
Savages Station, battle, Jun 29, 1862
Glendale, battle, Jun 30, 1862
White Oak Swamp, battle, Jun 30, 1862
Malvern Hill, battle, Jul 1, 1862
Cedar Mountain, battle, Aug 9, 1862
Port Royal, expedition to, Aug 15, 1862 - Aug 16, 1862
Northern Virginia campaign, Aug 16, 1862 - Sep 2, 1862
Rappahannock Station, battle, Aug 22, 1862 - Aug 25, 1862
Manassas Station, battle, Aug 25, 1862 - Aug 27, 1862
Thoroughfare Gap, battle, Aug 28, 1862
Manassas, second battle, Aug 28, 1862 - Aug 30, 1862
CS Dept. of Richmond created included all combat troops around Richmond, Aug 30, 1862
Chantilly, battle, Sep 1, 1862
CS Dept. of North Carolina Renamed Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Sep 19, 1862
Fredericksburg Campaign, Nov 17, 1862 - Dec 15, 1862
Fredericksburg, CS Army of Northern Virginia camped around, Nov 20, 1862 - Apr 30, 1863
Dept. of Southwestern Virginia Renamed CS Trans Allegheny Dept, Nov 25, 1862
Fredericksburg, battle, Dec 11, 1862 - Dec 15, 1862
Falmouth, US Army of the Potomac camped around, Dec 16, 1862 - Apr 27, 1863

District of Abingdon transferred from CS Dept. of Southwestern Virginia to Dept. of East Tennessee added, Jan 17, 1863
US Dept. of Washington recreated including areas adjacent to Washington DC, Feb 2, 1863
CS Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Virginia divided into Depts. Of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, Feb 26, 1863
Thompsons Station, battle, Mar 5, 1863
Longstreetís Tidewater Operations , Mar 13, 1863 - May 4, 1863
CS Dept. of Northern Virginia expanded to include western Virginia, Apr 2, 1863
Suffolk, Siege, Apr 11, 1863 - May 4, 1863
Suffolk, battle, Apr 13, 1863 - Apr 15, 1863
CS Dept. of Richmond expanded to include Manchester and Drewrys Bluff, Apr 23, 1863
Chancellorsville Campaign, Apr 27, 1863 - May 6, 1863
Chancellorsville, battle, Apr 30, 1863 - May 6, 1863
Fredericksburg, battle, May 3, 1863
Salem Church, battle, May 3, 1863 - May 4, 1863
Suffolk, battle, May 4, 1863
CS Dept. of North Carolina and Southern Virginia recreated Depts. of Southern Virginia and North Carolina and Southern Virginia discontinued and combined, May 28, 1863
Gettysburg Campaign, Jun 3, 1863 - Aug 1, 1863
Brandy Station, battle, Jun 9, 1863
Winchester, engagement, Jun 13, 1863 - Jun 15, 1863
Aldie, battle, Jun 17, 1863
Middleburg, action, Jun 17, 1863 - Jun 19, 1863
West Virginia admitted to the Union Restored Virginia reduced to area currently occupied by US forces, Jun 20, 1863
Upperville, battle, Jun 21, 1863
US Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina created Depts. of Virginia and North Carolina discontinued and absorbed, Jul 15, 1863
Manassas Gap, battle, Jul 23, 1863
Maryland west of Monocacy river plus Harpers Ferry Virginia transferred from US Dept. of the Potomac to Dept. of West Virginia, Aug 3, 1863
Extreme southwest Virginia transferred from CS Dept. of Tennessee to Trans Allegheny Dept., Sep 5, 1863
Bristoe Campaign, Oct 9, 1863 - Nov 9, 1863
Auburn, battle, Oct 13, 1863
Auburn, battle, Oct 14, 1863
Bristoe Station, battle, Oct 14, 1863
Buckland Mills, battle, Oct 19, 1863
Orange Court House, CS Army of Northern Virginia camped around, Oct 25, 1863 - Apr 14, 1864
Kellys Ford, action, Nov 7, 1863
Rappahannock Station, battle, Nov 7, 1863
Mine Run Campaign, Nov 26, 1863 - Dec 2, 1863
Mine Run, battle, Nov 27, 1863 - Dec 2, 1863
Culpeper, US Army of the Potomac camped around, Dec 3, 1863 - May 3, 1864
St Marys county Maryland and Northampton and Accomac counties Virginia transferred to US Middle Dept. from Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, Dec 21, 1863

William Smith CS Governor, Jan 1, 1864 - May 9, 1865
Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid, Feb 22, 1864 - Mar 4, 1864
Walkerton, battle, Mar 2, 1864
CS Trans Allegheny Dept. expanded to include Saltville Virginia, Mar 19, 1864
Grantís Overland Campaign, May 2, 1864 - Jun 11, 1864
CS Dept. of Henrico discontinued and absorbed by Dept. of Richmond, May 5, 1864
Wilderness, battle, May 5, 1864 - May 7, 1864
Port Walthall Junction, battle, May 6, 1864 - May 7, 1864
Spotsylvania Court House, battle, May 8, 1864 - May 21, 1864
Cloyds Mountain, battle, May 9, 1864
Swift Creek, battle, May 9, 1864
Chester Station, battle, May 10, 1864
Cove Mountain, engagement, May 10, 1864
Yellow Tavern, battle, May 11, 1864
Proctors Creek, battle, May 12, 1864 - May 16, 1864
New Market, engagement, May 15, 1864
Ware Bottom Church, battle, May 20, 1864
North Anna, battle, May 23, 1864 - May 26, 1864
Wilsons Wharf, action, May 24, 1864
Lynchburg Campaign, May 26, 1864 - Jul 3, 1864
Haws Shop, battle, May 28, 1864
Totopotomoy Creek, battle, May 28, 1864 - May 30, 1864
Old Church, combat, May 30, 1864
Cold Harbor, battle, Jun 1, 1864 - Jun 3, 1864
Piedmont, engagement, Jun 5, 1864
Petersburg, battle, Jun 9, 1864
Trevilian Station, battle, Jun 11, 1864 - Jun 12, 1864
Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, Jun 12, 1864 - Mar 29, 1865
Petersburg, battle, Jun 15, 1864 - Jun 18, 1864
Lynchburg, engagement, Jun 17, 1864 - Jun 18, 1864
Jerusalem Plank Road, battle, Jun 21, 1864 - Jun 24, 1864
Saint Marys Church, battle, Jun 24, 1864
Staunton River Bridge, battle, Jun 25, 1864
Sappony Church, engagement, Jun 28, 1864 - Jun 29, 1864
Reams Station, engagement, Jun 29, 1864
Cool Spring, battle, Jul 17, 1864 - Jul 18, 1864
Rutherfordís Farm, battle, Jul 20, 1864
Kernstown, battle, Jul 24, 1864
Deep Bottom, First Battle, Jul 27, 1864 - Jul 29, 1864
Crater, battle, Jul 30, 1864
Deep Bottom, Second Battle, Aug 13, 1864 - Aug 20, 1864
Guard Hill, battle, Aug 16, 1864
Globe Tavern, battle, Aug 18, 1864 - Aug 21, 1864
Reams Station, battle, Aug 25, 1864
Berryville, battle, Sep 3, 1864 - Sep 4, 1864
Opequon, battle, Sep 19, 1864
Fishers Hill, battle, Sep 21, 1864 - Sep 22, 1864
CS Trans Allegheny Dept. renamed Dept. of East Tennessee and West Virginia, Sep 27, 1864
Chaffins Farm, battle, Sep 29, 1864 - Sep 30, 1864
Peebles Farm, battle, Sep 30, 1864 - Oct 2, 1864
Saltville, battle, Oct 2, 1864
Darbytown and New Market, battle, Oct 7, 1864
Toms Brook, battle, Oct 9, 1864
Darbytown Road, battle, Oct 13, 1864
Cedar Creek, battle, Oct 19, 1864
Boydton Plank Road, battle, Oct 27, 1864 - Oct 28, 1864
Fair Oaks and Darbytown, battle, Oct 27, 1864 - Oct 28, 1864
Stonemanís Raid into Southwest Virginia , Dec 1, 1864 - Jan 1, 1865
Marion, engagement near, Dec 17, 1864 - Dec 18, 1864
Saltville, battle, Dec 20, 1864 - Dec 21, 1864

US Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina divided North Carolina transferred to Dept. of The South Virginia transferred to recreated Dept. of Virginia, Jan 18, 1865
Hatchers Run, battle, Feb 5, 1865 - Feb 7, 1865
Sheridanís Expedition to Petersburg , Feb 27, 1865 - Mar 26, 1865
Waynesboro, battle, Mar 2, 1865
Fort Stedman, battle, Mar 25, 1865
Lewiss Farm, battle, Mar 29, 1865
Appomattox Campaign, Mar 29, 1865 - Apr 9, 1865
Dinwiddie Court House, battle, Mar 31, 1865
White Oak Road, battle, Mar 31, 1865
Five Forks, battle, Apr 1, 1865
Petersburg, battle, Apr 2, 1865
Sutherlands Station, battle, Apr 2, 1865
Namozine Church, battle, Apr 3, 1865
Amelia Springs, battle, Apr 5, 1865
CS Dept. of Richmond discontinued and absorbed by Dept. of Northern Virginia, Apr 6, 1865
High Bridge, action near, Apr 6, 1865
Rices Station, battle, Apr 6, 1865
Sailors Creek, battle, Apr 6, 1865
Cumberland Church, battle, Apr 7, 1865
Appomattox Station, battle, Apr 8, 1865
Appomattox Court House, Robert E. Lee surrender, Apr 9, 1865
CS Dept. of Northern Virginia Surrendered Valley District transferred from Dept. of Northern Virginia to Dept. of East Tennessee, Apr 9, 1865
Henry H. Wells US Provisional Governor, Apr 16, 1865 - after Jun 25, 1865
CS Dept. of East Tennessee and West Virginia discontinued and absorbed by Dept. of Tennessee and Georgia, Apr 19, 1865