TITLE

Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign: March-June 1862: First Winchester, Virginia (VA104), Frederick County and Winchester, May 25, 1862

PUB. DATE
January 1998
SOURCE
Civil War Battlefield Guide;1998, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
On May 25, 1862, during the U.S. Civil War, a military activity occurred at First Winchester, Frederick County and Winchester in Virginia, between the U.S. and Confederate States (C.S.) armies. The military activity was one of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of March-June 1862. U.S. General Nathaniel P. Banks's forces reached Winchester before those of C.S. General Thomas J. Jackson but could not hold it. C.S. Brigadier General Richard Taylor's Louisiana Brigade swept forward in a classic gray line on the left and crushed the Federal right flank. Soundly defeated, US Brigadier General Alpheus S. Williams's division of Banks's command retreated north across the Potomac. Jackson's men, exhausted by days of hard marching, threatened the Federals not by their pursuit but by their proximity to Washington. Estimated Union and Confederate casualties are given.
ACCESSION #
12345914

 

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