067 - Return to the ”Daughter of the Stars” - The Valley Campaign of 1864
About this episode:
The Native Americans referred to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley as “Daughter of the Stars.” Yet, both the Federal Union and the Confederacy knew it to be the “Breadbasket of Virginia” - and that made it a theater for military operations. Both sides very aware of “Stonewall” Jackson’s assessment in 1862, “If the Valley is lost, then Virginia is lost.” Played out in 1864, this is the story of the dramatic ebb and flow to control that strategic site. This is the story of the Second Valley Campaign.
Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:
William E. "Grumble" Jones
Stephen Dodson Ramseur
Map of the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864
For Further Reading:
The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864 by Thomas A. Lewis
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