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Strategic points. Their value in the war between the States, 1861-1861, and how fiercely they were fought for. In reasoning from cause to effect we must not conclude that accident was the reason why great battles were more than once fought o1861, and how fiercely they were fought for. In reasoning from cause to effect we must not conclude that accident was the reason why great battles were more than once fought over the same fields during the great civil war in this country. Examining carefully for the cause, we arrive at the conclusion that such points must have had within them some special value, and an analysis of this, deducts the conclusion that thes
Drainesville, Fairfax and Wolf Run Shoals, to Acquia creek, with reserves at Centreville.
This was in the early summer of 1861.
McDowell was organizing the Grand Army around a splendid nucleus of regulars.
This army was not for the defence of Wa troops engaged, Winchester, in the lower Valley, became conspicuous in Confederate annals as a strategic point.
Early in 1861 Johnston recognized its value and so held it. Later Jackson made a vigorous attack on Shields at Kernstown for its recover