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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 2., Chapter 15: the Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula. (search)
he City, 388. events in the Shenandoah Valley, 389. battle at McDowell, 390. Kenly attacked at front Royal, 391. Banks's retreat toward the Potomac difficultiesforce on the little garrison of Front Royal, of about a thousand men, under Colonel Kenly. These were composed of two companies each of the Twenty-seve Pennsylvanry, one company of Captain Mapes's Pioneers, and a section of Knapp's battery. Kenly was charged with the protection of the road and bridges between Front Royal andreat danger being so near, when, at evening, he was startled by intelligence of Kenly's disaster, and the more astounding news that Jackson, at the head of about tweurse of the evening, Banks's loss during this masterly retreat, exclusive of Kenly's command, and the sick and, wounded left in hospitals at Strasburg and Winchese out of Charlestown. Within the space of forty-eight hours after hearing of Kenly's disaster at Front Royal, Banks, with his little army, had marched fifty-three