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Superbly certain and illustrated quantity of the Civil warfare that includes Jackson's Valley crusade, Decoying the Yanks.

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41 42 Confederate marketplace militia drill in the Winchester, Virginia, at in the fall of 1861. "There are generally from 6,000 to 8,000 men who are kept constantly at work," a journalist wrote after visiting the strategic site in the Valley. After his stirring farewell to the ia Brigade near Bull Jackson set 1st Virgin- Run on November 4, out for Winchester to take charge of Confederate forces in the Shenandoah. With two aides he rode about five miles to Manassas Junction, where they boarded a train heading west through the Manassas Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

At best he hoped the enemy to trap and capture force, then cross the river to de- stroy Federal supply depots at Hancock, Maryland, and to cut the telegraph hues be- tween Romney and western Maryland. The day's march was an ordeal. Colonel Tahaferro began by dehberately heading his brigade in the wrong direction — back to the wagons carrying food. The troops slipped and slithered across the frozen bog that had given them so much trouble the day before; after eating, they were still so weary that they required two hours of rest before retrac- an aristocratic family Confederate general to be first killed during the War.

Upon the rolls of the troops present. They were dressed in well-worn, dingy uniforms of professors in the Virginia Military Insti- The deposed officers had nearly all left home or for Richmond in a high state tute. Soon, Imboden continued, "the presence mind was but Jackson gathered the cadets early for of a master prayer service and kept them waiting in condition of the camp. Perfect order reigned ranks until the precise minute, before shout- everywhere. Instruction in the details of ing: "Right face!

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