Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Furnace Ridge” in chapter 1 of General Joseph E. Johnston, Narrative of Military Operations During the Civil War:
... heights above mentioned to the north and east could sweep every part of this space.
As the rivers are fordable at various points, it was easy to turn or invest the place, or assail it on the west ( Furnace Ridge ) side.
Two main routes lead from Maryland and Pennsylvania into the Valley of Virginia, meeting at Winchester: one passing through Frederick, and crossing the Potomac at Harper's Ferry; the oth...
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