Today represented a significant anniversary in the history of the war. On January 14, 1861, Virginia’s assembly approved the convention that considered its seccession from the Union. This is important because it began the movement towards secession of Virginia, which led to perhaps the finest officer in the United States Army at that time, Robert E. Lee ultimately resigning his commission to fight for Virginia and the Confederacy. Also on this date in 1862, “Stonewall” Jackson and his forces captured Romney. This just goes to show you how dates that may not seem important actually have more importance than we think.