Jackson Divides and Conquers
— 1862 Valley Campaign —Having successfully driven Gen. Nathaniel Bank's Union army from the Shenadoah Valley in late May 1862, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's "foot cavalry" had little time to reset. While one Union army under Gen. John C. Fr?mont was bearing down from the north, another under Gen. James Shields was passing toward the Page Valley. If Shields could move quickly enough to overtake Jackson's force in the main valley, he and Fr?mont could unite and attack with a superior force. Accordingly, Jackson made a rapid retreat along the Valley Pike toward Harrisonburg. In order to delay Shield's advance, Jackson ordered the destruction of the White House and Columbia Bridge in the Page Valley. As a result, Shields was delayed for three days and was forced to abandon the plan to cross the Massanutten and unite with Fr?mont. By June 7, elements of Shield's army began moving toward Port Republic, crossing Naked Creek along the road to your right.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 2:42pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 707876 N 4260152|
|Decimal Degrees||38.46548333, -78.61733333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 27.929', W 78° 37.04'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 27' 55.74" N, 78° 37' 2.40" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-242 Moose Bottom Rd, Shenandoah VA 22849, US|
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