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In western Virginia, Stonewall Jackson's infantry marches at a grueling pace towards Winchester

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03/21/1862 to 03/22/1862
Major General T.J. Jackson commanded of a force covering the Confederate withdrawal from the Shenadoah Valley to protect Richmond against the upcoming Union offensive.  On faulty intelligence he began a series of gruelling marches towards Winchester, Virginia to engage what he thought was a smaller Union force under Brigadier General Shields.  After three days of marching and skirmishing, he met a larger Union concentration at the first battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862 and was driven from the field, his only defeat ot the war.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Jonathan A. Noyalas, Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes to the Homefront (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010), 29-30 

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