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29 May 1862: “the commanding General does not seem it necessary to invoke the troops of this Army to emulate the deeds of their noble comrades in the valley”

Item description: Official copy, dated 29 May 1862, of General Orders, No. 58, celebrating the Confederate victory at the First Battle of Winchester, part of Stonewall Jackson’s campaign through the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Item citation: From folder 23 of … Continue reading

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23 March 1862: Hand drawn map of the First Battle of Kernstown

Item description: Hand drawn map, dated 23 March 1862, of the First Battle of Kernstown, reportedly sketched by two officers on Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s staff: Major Jedediah (Jed) Hotchkiss and Major R.L. Dabney. The battle is considered the opening … Continue reading

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