The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864
Time-Life Civil War Series 24 of 27
This is part of the Time Life series on the Civil War. The series is a comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. This volume covers the Valley Campaign of 1864.
Stonewall Jackson laid it down as law: "If this Valley is lost, Virginia is lost". Militarily, the Shenandoah Valley was the gateway to the Old Dominion. Follow Jackson's defense of the Valley in one of the most agile and inventive campaigns of the war.
This time they The second could not stem the tide for long, and they had mounted to fall back. The Federals captured 70 men from the 18th Virginia Cavalry, including one of General Imboden's brothers, Captain Frank Imboden. (Another brother, George, was the colonel commanding the 18th; a third, James, was its sergeant major.) As Imboden backed away from the skir- mish, he was startled to come upon Jones's main force at the little village of Piedmont, a wood-frame houses, eight.
Were able to lead their men south and then east to Waynesboro; from from the front. Stretcher there they slipped through the Blue Ridge at Rockfish Gap. Although the bulk of the en- emy force had escaped, Hunter was satisfied with the day's work and decided to camp that night on the field. At a cost of only 420 casualties, army the Federals had dealt the Confederate a smashing blow, about 600 killing or men and taking more wounding than a thou- sand prisoners. Earlier that.
Truex's shift was made difficult by of a section of Captain John 75 The Invalids' Call to Arms In the patchwork of Federal units pressed into service to defend Washington's northern perim- army approached were seven regiments of the Veteran Reserve Corps. Originally called the Invalid Corps, the VRC had been organized to offer light-duty status to men whose eter as Early's wounds made them unfit for field service, there- by releasing able-bodied The men of the men for combat. VRC.
Beyond to Fisher's Hill the triumphant Federal the Confederate right, Wharton's cavalry galloped, gathering hundreds of pris- to leave the ble." On enemy division began to fall back before Merritt's cavalry, while Pegram's troops retreated in the center, held on. The young commander, wearing a flower on his lapel in honor of galloped up and men als down his baby daughter, his line, keeping his firmly in hand. Then, as the Feder- pressed in from three sides, Ramseur's.
J. Howard, Knox, George, 130 /27, 146, 147 Monocacy Junction, 73, 101 Monocacy River, 71, 73, 74 Moor, Augustus, 30, 31, 33, 39, 46-48, 51 Moorefield, West Virginia, 91 Mosby, JohnS., 42, 43, 44A5, 159; and Sheridan, 135-136; and supply train Grant, meeting with, 100; and Hunter, 40-41, 89, 90; and reelection, 158 Lincoln, Mary Todd, 86, 87 Lincoln, William S., 26, 30, 38, 48, 56, 58 Toms 141, 145, 147, 153, 156, 157, 162; at Brook, 139 Michigan troops, 103, 106, 136, 137, 153; 6th.