Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Stonewall's" Valley Campaign

On June 8th and 9th, 1862, "Stonewall" Jackson won the last two battles in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign. I had the opportunity to visit the sites of these engagements in October 2010. After these defeats, the Union armies retreated and gave Jackson control of the Shenandoah Valley. With the Confederates in charge of the valley, Jackson was free to move troops to help General Lee defend Richmond. Please visit the Cross Keys and Port Royal pages to view photographs. Please see Jackson's Valley Campaign for a good overview of the campaign.

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