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

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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 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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