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The final Confederate retreat at the Battle of Kernstown by Alfred Waud (Library of Congress)

The 1st Virginia (Irish) Battalion at Kernstown, 1862

On 23rd March 1862¬†Stonewall Jackson entered into his first serious clash in the Shenandoah Valley, at the Battle of Kernstown. The fight was part of what became known as the 1862 Valley Campaign, a series of engagements that would make Jackson a legend. However, at Kernstown the Confederate General had miscalculated; he had mistaken a […]

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