Virginia Standards of Learning
SS.5.6.2 Explain the difference in views toward secession in eastern and western Virginia. (VS7a)
* After Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States in 1860, some southern states seceded from the Union and formed the “Confederate States of America.”
SS.5.6.3 Identify the significant battles of the Civil War that took place in Virginia. (VS7b)
* General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson played a major role.
o Confederate General Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia