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In the Shenandoah Valley, Union forces skirmish with retreating Confederates around Woodstock

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04/01/1862
Units of the Union's Fifth Corps pursuing Major General Thomas J. Jackson attacked and skirmished with the Confederate rearguard, under the command of Turner Ashby.  Colonel George H. Gordon's infantry brigade made a fighting advance into and through the village of Woodstock, Virginia, driving Ashby's measured retreat back as far as Stony Creek near Edinburg, Virginia.  Major General Nathan P. Banks then called a halt and waited at Woodstock for his supply lines to catch up with his hungry and tiring advance units.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Peter Cozzens, Shenandoah, 1862: Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign (Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2008), 230-232.  
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