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In the Shenandoah Valley, Stonewall Jackson takes Front Royal after a three day forced march

Civil War Battle, iconic image
05/23/1862
After a long series of maneuvers through the Shenandoah Valley, Confederate General T.J. Jackson turned and swiftly marched on Front Royal, Virginia. In the early afternoon, he attacked a small Union garrison there under Colonel John R. Kenly. With only a single reinforced regiment, Kenly bravely attempted to delay Jackson's advance, fighting holding actions through the afternoon.  Resistance ended when Kenly was wounded and 700 Union soldiers were made prisoners.  Jackson could now march on Winchester and the main Union force.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Jonathan A. Noyalas, Stonewall Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign: War Comes the Homefront (Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2010), 77-79.
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