During May and June 1862, General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson catapulted from relative obscurity to perpetual fame on the basis of his operations in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. Two victories in two days, June 8 and 9 at Cross Keys and Port Republic, cemented Jackson’s success in the Valley Campaign and ensured him a lasting place in the annals of American military history. Conquering the Valley examines Cross Keys and Port Republic in tactical detail and also unveils the experiences and feelings of the soldiers who fought there.
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