This author has contributed to the following articles in the Encyclopedia.Army of the Shenandoah, Second (USA) - FactsKey facts about the Second Army of the Shenandoah.Army of the Shenandoah (CSA) - SummaryThe main Confederate force in northwestern Virginia after the beginning of the American Civil War, the Army of the Shenandoah, reinforced the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Bull Run I, securing a Confederate victory.Brandy Station, Battle of - SummaryThe Battle of Brandy Station, also known as the Battle of Fleetwood Hill, fought June 9, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, was the largest cavalry engagement of the Civil War.Message Assigning William J. Hardee to Command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, TextOn October 28, 1864, CSA Secretary of War James Seddon announced the appointment of William J. Hardee (pictured here) as commander of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.Special Orders, No. 249 (Headquarters of the Army, 1863), TextOn June 3, 1863, the Department of the Army issued Special Orders, No. 249 replacing Major General David Hunter with Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore as commander of the Department of the South.Spring Hill, Battle of - SummaryThe Battle of Spring Hill was a minor military engagement of major importance that took place in Maury County, Tennessee, on November 29, 1864. The battle was more important for what did not happen than for what did.Fort Pulaski, Battle of - SummaryFought on April 10–11, 1862, the Battle of Fort Pulaski revolutionized siege warfare and effectively strangled shipping to and from the port city of Savannah, Georgia, for the rest of the Civil War.General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Potomac, 1861), TextOn July 27, 1861, Major General George B. McClellan issued General Orders, No. 1 (Division of the Potomac) announcing that he was assuming command of the Division of the Potomac.Freedmen's Bureau, FactsKey facts about the reconstruction Freedmen's Bureau.Freedman's Village, FactsKey facts about Freedman's Village near Arlington, Virginia.