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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Jackson's Valley campaign of 1862. (search)
ed forward in force, and Jackson retired to Harrisonburg, where he turned at right angles to the lef Shenandoah, and was but a day's march from Harrisonburg, and should Banks threaten to move forward s enemy's flank and rear. General Banks at Harrisonburg was in the midst of a hostile country, and of his force of about 20,000 men, occupied Harrisonburg, twelve or fifteen miles in Jackson's frontle Jackson was yet one day's march short of Harrisonburg. After conference with Ewell, Jackson took Fremont, who was at Franklin, is moving to Harrisonburg. Both of these movements are intended to grt, and a third at Conrad's store, opposite Harrisonburg. Jackson promptly burned the first two, anindefatigable Ashby. As Fremont approached Harrisonburg on the 6th of June, Jackson left it. Insteare his pursuers, he leaves the main road at Harrisonburg, and crossing over to Swift Run Gap he takey 13 to retrace his steps, marching through Harrisonburg, New Market, Luray, Ewell joining him on th[4 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 7. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Reminiscences of Jackson's Valley campaign. (search)
as assigned to General Jackson by the Department at Richmond while his cavalry command was at Harrisonburg, immediately before Jackson left the Valley-General Taylor thought General Jackson, the lemoning Cavalry, Valley District: Colonel — I congratulate you upon your early reoccupation of Harrisonburg. I have directed the Inspector-General to organize the cavalry now under Major Funsten, and day's rest since the campaign opened, but there was no rest for the cavalry. We pushed on to Harrisonburg, and followed the enemy towards New Market, capturing many stragglers, wagons, horses and plueceived. I have given the Chief Commissary of Subsistence orders to supply the hospital near Harrisonburg with subsistence. Do not permit any letter to be sent by flag of truce, unless it is first rnt that you picket from the Blue Ridge to the Shenandoah mountain, or to the mountain west of Harrisonburg. Until further orders, send your dispatches to Brigadier-General C. S. Winder, near Weyer's