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The Romney Expedition: A Concluding Incident “Worthy of Notice”

Postscript to a Series I couldn’t find the right place to add this in the previous posts, but it was so entertaining that I wanted to include it somewhere. The story is included in the 1889 The Civil War in … Continue reading

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The Romney Expedition: A Forgotten Union Victory?

Part 5 of a series The Romney Expedition pushed Federal troops across the Potomac and out of the larger towns of Bath and Romney. Along with the capture of supplies worth thousands of dollars, the Confederates were poised to set … Continue reading

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The Romney Expedition: Setting A Precedent

Part 4 of a series Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson’s response to Secretary of War Benjamin’s telegram ordering Loring’s command back to Winchester followed promptly the same day: Headquarters, Valley District January 31st, 1862 Hon. J.P. Benjamin, Sec. of War. … Continue reading

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The Romney Expedition: “Jackson’s Pet Lambs” and Loring’s Protests

Part 3 of a series “General Jackson now proceeded to place the command of General Loring in winter quarters, near Romney, and to canton Boggs’ brigade of militia along the south branch, from that town to Moorefield, with three companies … Continue reading

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The Romney Expedition: Stonewall Observed

Part 2 of a series How did Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson experience the cold and storms during the Romney Expedition? Did it contrast with the experiences of his men? What did they observe in their leader? This post shares … Continue reading

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The Romney Expedition: Confederate Tales of Snow and Ice

Part 1 of a series In January 1862, Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson set off from Winchester Virginia and headed west into the mountains of western Virginia, intending to capture the town of Romney, remove Union troops from the lower … Continue reading

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