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JACKSONS MARCH TO MECHANICSVILLE In Mid June 1862 , Having Defeated Three Union ...

JACKSONS MARCH TO MECHANICSVILLE In Mid June 1862 , Having Defeated Three Union  ...

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Description: JACKSONS MARCH TO MECHANICSVILLE In mid June 1862 , having defeated three Union armies in the Shenandoah Valley , Maj . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonewall " Jackson and his Valley Army joined Gen . Robert E . Lee to defend Richmond . Jackson and his men marched by here on 26 June to strike the flank of Maj . Gen . George B . McClellans army near Mechanicsville . Because of Jacksons exhaustion and unfamiliarity with the roads , however , they arrived too late to fight . On 27 June , Jackson and the rest of teh Army of Northern Virginia assaulted the Union right flank at Gainess Mill . Lees clearest victory in the Seven Days Campaign . Department of Historic Resources , 1997

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