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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The career of
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December 9, 1906
Demonstration on Harpers Ferry, from the Times-dispatch, December 9, 1906. May 29, 1862—How Jackson Eluded Fremont and won three fights in four Days—Scouting in the Darkness—Famous Valley campaign of 1862— well—laid plans that worked well. During the last week of May, 1862, my regiment, the 2nd Virginia Cavalry, commanded by Colonel T. T. Munford (afterward General Munford) was doing duty around Bolivar Heights, near Harper's Ferry. During the night of May 29th I was aroused b
all back over the fence.
We remained during most of the day and built fires as if we were going into camp.
That night the army was in full motion up the Valley.
I did not get back to my regiment until I got to Strasburg.
Jackson slipped by Fremont a few days later, fought the battles of Harrisonburg, Cross Keys and Port Republic inside of four days, winding up his memorable Valley campaign of 1862.
This was the opening of that great campaign, and led to the movement to Richmond. A. D.