Here ended the pursuit — here ended the famous race of Fremont, Shields, and Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley, which was skillfully won by the latter.
On the following morning
June 9, 1862. the National army began to retrace its steps, and, in the midst of a drenching rain, it reached Harrisonburg toward evening.
Fremont fell back to Mount Jackson and Shields to New Market, when both commanders were called to Washington.
Jackson re-crossed the Shenandoah and encamped at Weyer's Cave,
June 12. two miles from Port Republic, and on the 17th he was summoned, with a greater portion of his army, to assist in the defense of Richmond.
The writer, accompanied by two friends ( S. M. Buckingham and H. L. Young), visited the theater of events recorded in this chapter early in October, 1866.
Having explored places made famous by the exploits of Sheridan and others at a later period of the war, from Harper's Ferry to Winchester, and at Kernstown, Middletown, Cedar Creek, and Fisher's Hil