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force was stationed at Romney, while Colonel Monroe encamped 15 miles east, at the town of Hanging Rock. About two months afterward there was a considerable engagement between some of Kelley's troops and the Confederates, at Blue's Gap, about 15 miles east of Romney, in which the Confederates were victorious. Kelley's men on this march destroyed by fire a group of houses known as the village of Frenchburg, as well as the residences of some of the best people of the county. On the 4th of November, Thomas J. Jackson, with the immortal battle-name of Stonewall, earned at Manassas, and the rank of major-general, returned to the valley and assumed command of that district, his only regret at the assignment being that his Stonewall brigade was not ordered at first to accompany him. This separation was so painful as to cause him to say, Had this communication not come as an order, I should instantly have declined it and continued in command of the brave old brigade. Jackson was a