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Stonewall Jackson wins a major victory at Winchester and drives Union forces back into Maryland

Civil War Battle, iconic image
05/25/1862
After the fall of Front Royal, Union forces under Major General N.P. Banks retreated before Confederate General T.J. Jackson but then attempted to delay the converging enemy columns.  The effort to hold 16,000 Confederates with just 6000 Union troops near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia failed and Banks and his men were forced to retreat through the town and back towards Maryland.  This was a major blow to Union strategy as it renewed threats on Washington and drew manpower away from the Union advance on Richmond.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Jonathan A. Noyalas, Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes the Homefront (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010), 86-96.
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