and Twelfth Virginia regiments, and the Seventeenth Battalion which soon afterward became the Eleventh Virginia Cavalry.
's death, this brigade was, for a time, commanded by Colonel Munford
. General Shields
reached the village of Port Republic
, where Jackson
encountered him and drove him back down Luray Valley, and thus ended the Valley
Campaign of that year.
General Beverly Robertson
was now assigned to the command of the old Ashby
On the 2d of August, a sharp hand-to-hand encounter took place in the streets of Orange Court House
, between the Seventh Virginia, and the Fifth New York and First Vermont, both commanded by General Crawford
, in which Colonel Jones
and Lieutenant-Colonel Marshall
, of the Seventh Virginia, were wounded.
The Sixth Virginia coming up, the Federals
reluctantly gave way, and were pursued as far as Rapidan Station.
On December 29th, 1862, General W. E. Jones
was assigned to the command of the Valley District, and in March, 1863, he moved to Moorefield Valley, with the view of gathering much-needed supplies of food, and also with the intention of destroying the Cheat River
viaduct, on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad.
The south branch, at Petersburg
in Hardy County, West Virginia
, was high, and the fords were almost impassable.
The artillery and the loaded wagon trains were sent back to Harrisonburg
, and Jones
, with his cavalry alone, undertook the invasion of West Virginia
At Greenland Gap, on the summit of the Alleghany Mountains
, a body of Federal infantry held a blockhouse, strongly built and gallantly defended.
This was taken only after the loss of several men, and the wounding of Colonel Dulany
of the Seventh Virginia.
It was repeatedly charged by the dismounted cavalry, and was finally taken by stratagem rather than assault.
The Cheat River
viaduct was reached on the 26th of April, and found to be guarded by three hundred infantry entrenched in a blockhouse, too strong to be taken in a moment, and time