This encyclopedia will cover not only the battles and personalities, but also the places that featured importantly in the events of early 1861. Battles may not have been fought there, but they were the focal point of political and military activity, including forts, camps, federal installations, and critical infrastructure. Just a few that come immediately to mind:
- Fort Monroe
- Gosport Navy Yard
- Harper’s Ferry Arsenal
- Camp Garnett
- Wheeling Customs House (today West Virginia Independence Hall)
- Virginia State Capitol
As always, I’ll be continually working on creating, updating, and adding these pages to the menu over the coming months.