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Union forces continue to advance in the Shenandoah Valley and occupy Mount Jackson

Shenandoah County, Virginia, 1857
04/17/1862
In the morning, Union troops under General N.P. Banks pushed quickly into Mount Jackson, in Shenandoah County in western Virginia.  Confederate troops had no time to complete their customary destruction of bridges and property before being forced to retreat.  Mount Jackson was the home of Dickinson graduate John Henry Grabill, already fighting with the Virginia cavalry.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Frank Moore, ed., The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives, Illustrative Incidents, Poetry, Etc. (New York: G.P. Putnam, 1862), IV: 90.

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