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The Shandoah River runs through Virginia and West Virginia. Its two branches, the North and South forks, come together near Front Royal, and the river reaches the Potomac at Harper`s Ferry.

During the Civil War, there were four major campaigns fought in the Shenandoah Valley. In 1862, General "Stonewall" Jackson fought the Valley Campaign. In 1863, there was a Confederate approach on Gettysburg. The next year, General Jubal A. Early made an advance on Washington DC, and finally the Union General Philip Sheridan achieved victories later in that year that effectively ended military operations in the valley.

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Civil War Winchester by Jerry W. Holsworth.
The Confederacy’s lynchpin in the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester was the most disputed town of the Civil War. As control shifted between North and Sout...
Frederick in the Civil War Battle and Honor in the Spired City by John W. Schildt.
Just south of the Mason-Dixon line, Frederick, Maryland, was poised at the crossroads of the Civil War. Here, Confederate troops passed west to the Ba...
New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War, The Hussars of the Union Army by Peter T. Lubrecht.
In the last year of the Civil War, the Union formed a traditional European cavalry unit known as the New Jersey Butterflies. They enticed men to join ...
Tragedy in the Shenandoah Valley, The Story of the Summers-Koontz Execution by Robert H. Moore II.
Researched exhaustively, this book exposes one of the great unknown tragedies of the Civil War: the story of the Summers-Koontz execution in Virginia'...
Sea of Gray: The Around-The-World Odyssey of the Confederate Raider Shenandoah by Tom Chaffin.
The 58,000-Mile, Around-the-World Cruise of the Confederacy's Last Ship Afloat: The sleek, 222-foot, black auxiliary steamer The Sea King left London ...