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Stonewall Jackson

From Cedar Mountain to 2nd Manassas

June 15 - 17, 2018

Shenandoah Civil War Associates is indeed pleased to offer “Stonewall Jackson from Cedar Mountain to 2nd Manassas”. We will offer a vivid perspective on Jackson’s rout of Pope’s Army of Virginia in August 1862.

Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, a name still evoking many emotions and a name that induced fear in his Federal adversaries. A New Jersey soldier wrote, “it is a singular fact that while they respect and honor Jackson for his courage and bravery”. A Southern diarist expressed her emotional view of Jackson, “I then admired Lee as grand, magnificent – but Jackson came nearer my heart”.

The program will begin at James Madison University’s Festival Conference and Student Center, in the Allegheny Room on Friday, June 15, 2018, and will conclude Sunday afternoon, June 17th, when we return to Harrisonburg, Virginia. On Friday, we will offer three speakers. They are all noted Civil War historians who have been involved in researching the campaign.

Michael Block: I’m Not Making Much Progress: Stonewall Jackson’s Approach to Cedar Mountain

Dr. John H. Matsui: It’s Time that the Government took off its Gloves: The Army of Virginia as a Revolutionary Force

Scott Patchan: Controversy and Confusion: Interpreting US attacks against Stonewall Jackson on August 29, 1862 at Second Manassas

Following the lectures, we will all enjoy our customary banquet meal. On Saturday morning, we will depart to Gordonsville, Virginia and discuss the opening of the campaign with Michael Block. We will travel north to the Orange Courthouse train station and talk about the little known fight in the streets of Orange. Afterwards, we will continue to Crooked Run Ford where Jackson’s command crossed. The ford is pristine. We will travel a portion of the original roads Jackson took on his advance to Culpeper. We will then tour the Cedar Mountain battlefield with Mike and afterwards have lunch on the battlefield.

After lunch, we will travel to Manassas with Scott Patchan and stop first at Jeffersonton, location of the meeting between Lee, Jackson and Longstreet that planned Jackson’s flank march. Next we drive to the Thoroughfare Gap Battlefield. We will end the day at the Manassas Holiday Inn Battlefield where we will enjoy a delightful buffet supper. Sunday morning we depart for the Manassas Battlefield. Stops include, Battle of Brawner Farm, Jackson’s Defense of the Railroad Cut, August 29 and 30 and Longstreet’s attack, Robert E. Lee’s headquarters and the struggle for Chinn Ridge. We will stop for lunch, and afterwards return to Harrisonburg for the conclusion of our Institute.

For information: email [email protected]

Registration Contact: Conference Services at James Madison University (540) 568-8043



Stonewall Jackson by Nathaniel Routzahn (1822 - 1908) Winchester, Virginia

Other Civil War Sites

Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation

Civil War Trust

Friends of Cedar Mountain Battlefield

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