The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864

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Time-Life Civil conflict sequence 24 of 27

This is a part of the Time lifestyles sequence at the Civil struggle. The sequence is a accomplished account of the Civil conflict, together with eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, interval photos, illustrations and artifacts, and distinctive conflict maps. This quantity covers the Valley crusade of 1864.

Stonewall Jackson laid it down as legislation: "If this Valley is misplaced, Virginia is lost". Militarily, the Shenandoah Valley was once the gateway to the previous Dominion. stick to Jackson's security of the Valley in a single of the main agile and artistic campaigns of the war.

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By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil conflict sequence 24 of 27

This is a part of the Time lifestyles sequence at the Civil struggle. The sequence is a accomplished account of the Civil conflict, together with eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, interval photos, illustrations and artifacts, and distinctive conflict maps. This quantity covers the Valley crusade of 1864.

Stonewall Jackson laid it down as legislation: "If this Valley is misplaced, Virginia is lost". Militarily, the Shenandoah Valley was once the gateway to the previous Dominion. stick to Jackson's security of the Valley in a single of the main agile and artistic campaigns of the war.

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He deployed considering to sluggish the accomplice enhance with the first line whereas he fed ar- riving devices into the second one. line took a number of and broke for the rear. The 18th Connecticut and von Kleiser's battery, their left therefore uncovered, had no selection yet to fall again in addition. On got here the Confederates, grimly remaining with the most Federal physique. because the pressure fixed, the Sigel re-formed his Hill. males on Bushong's rain-soaked conflict flags and the men's acrid chanced on them- He ordered the infantry to cost.

Or mil £3 — the box — prolonged to the pike understrength cavalry Sigel's blunders military sat east of the pike. have been gathering speedy. His outnumbered the Confeder- yet his wrestle line used to be outnumbered ates, via really and Stahel's three to two. hence, his complex infantry line should be overlapped on either flanks via the attackers. may possibly one of the goods borne into conflict at New industry via the VMI cadets have been this wood canteen, accomplice flag and Spanish saber — displayed atop a leather-based trunk that was once carried at the corps luggage wagon.

An analogous maneuver had pushed the Confederates from Winchester, but it took them thoroughly all of sudden. "Had whilst offi- employees to Stonewall Jackson, On September 22, Sheridan deployed his VI and XIX Corps formations noisily and visibly earlier than Fisher's Hill, the place Early past due have been too ex- hausted to proceed, he shot again, "If you Richard Ewell and Jubal Early via as whilst a few 'em cease. " line of retreat. awaited assault with reducing self belief. males he led them up the Valley pike. "Don't wait to criminal saved hounded Ear"Run, shattered brigades southward.

No longer till the subsequent morning did they strategy the big, 400foot wood bridge that they had come to smash. McCausland attempted to maintain them clear of the span with artillery hearth from throughout the river, which the Federals again. tricky to go, and Hayes ordered a halt at the ground of the ridge to revive his formation. The respite was once quite appreciat- whose excessive cavalry boots ed by means of one officer had with water, approximately immobilizing stuffed him. The males who went to the officer's assis- tance have been stunned to acknowledge common criminal himself, who have been charging in the course of front line.

Once they reached the open fields of the around the river, Cooley farm, a part mile east of the camp of Crook's second department, they wheeled right into a line of conflict dealing with west, and howling the out in their tents. hair-raising insurgent yell, they charged. while, Rosser, with cavalry brigades, attacked Custer's and Merritt's over Thoburn's severe divisions at the Federal correct. however the Fedwas wakeful, below status or- eral cavalry ders to be up ahead of sunrise whilst on the subject of the normal Clement Evans' Georgians swept left and rear nearly instantly after Kershaw opened the Federal entrance.

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