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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2022 8:09 p.m. PST

…, August 9, 1862


"In early August 1862, Confederate Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson took to the field with his Army of the Valley for one last fight—one that would also turn out to be his last independent command.


Near the base of Cedar Mountain, in the midst of a blistering heat wave, outnumbered Federal Infantry under Maj. Gen. Nathanial Banks attacked Jackson's army as it marched toward Culpeper Court House. A violent three-hour battle erupted, yielding more than 3,600 casualties. "The carnage was fearful," one observer wrote.


The unexpected Federal aggressiveness nearly won the day. Jackson, attempting to rally his men, drew his sword—only to find it so rusted that it would not come unsheathed. "Jackson is with you!" he cried, brandishing the sword still in its scabbard…"


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138SquadronRAF03 Nov 2022 6:55 a.m. PST

Here's a rather good study of the battle:

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2022 4:01 p.m. PST

Thanks dear couisin…


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