The Battle of Kernstown on March 23, 1862, set the stage for Thomas J. "Stonewall"
Jackson's successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
during the American Civil War
(1861–1865). While a tactical defeat for the Confederates, and Jackson's only loss,
the battle nevertheless was an important strategic victory. In order to deal with
Confederates in the Shenandoah
Valley, the Fifth Corps of Union general Nathaniel P. Banks was forced to stray even
. . .
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