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JACKSONS BIVOUAC After A Days March From Winchester On 19 20 July 1861 , Brig . ...

JACKSONS BIVOUAC After A Days March From Winchester On 19 20 July 1861 , Brig .  ...

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Description: JACKSONS BIVOUAC After a days march from Winchester on 19 20 July 1861 , Brig . Gen . Thomas J . " Stonewall " Jackson halted his lead brigade of Gen . Joseph E . Johnstons Valley army near here . At 2 : 00 A . M . his 2 , 500 men sank down to rest . When told that no sentries had been posted , Jackson stated " Let the poor boys sleep . I will guard the camp myself . " Relieved on his duty an hour before daybreak , Jackson slept briefly , rising at dawn to march to Piedmont Station ( now Delaplane ) , where railcars waited to transport the 11 , 000 30 , 000 Confederates faced 35 , 000 Federals at the First Battle of Manassas . Department of Historic Resources , 1996

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