Union forces, and now in the valley it had twice brought disaster to the army of the Confederacy
And it was destined to nearly wreck the brilliant career of the army of the Shenandoah within another month after this battle of Fisher's Hill
, lost and won because of an exposed flank.
In other words the strategy that discovers and takes advantage of the exposed flank of the opposing army is apt to be the successful strategy.
To take up again the itinerary of the army of the Shenandoah from Fisher's Hill
to Cedar Creek
. September 22: Pursued the enemy all night.
September 23: Halted near Woodstock
to issue rations at 8 A. M. Marched again at 12 M. and camped at Cedar Creek
. September 24: Marched at 6 A. M. Found the enemy in position at Mt. Jackson
. Formed line preparatory to an advance, when the enemy withdrew.
The brigade held the advance, constantly skirmishing with the enemy, till 6 P. M., when it camped for the night six miles beyond
. September 26: Marched without interruption to
, and camped on the hills east of the town.
September 29: Marched to Mt. Crawford
. September 30: Returned to camp near Harrisonburg
October 5: Marched to Mt. Jackson
6 P. M. October 7: Marched to Strasburg
, camped on
at 1 P. M., and remained in camp till Oct. 11. October 11: Marched to near Front Royal
, camped at 4 P. M. October 13: Moved to Millwood
, camped at 4.
P. M. October 14: Marched at 2 A. M., reached our present camp near Middletown
at 4 P. M. In this advance up the Shenandoah Valley and