23 March 2013

The Civil War: 23 March 1863

23 March 1862 was the First Battle of Kernstown. It was a rare day. Confederate General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson was defeated by the Union troops. Jackson's mission was to keep the General Nathaniel Banks and his Union troops actively involved there in the northwest. This way Union General George McClellan would have fewer troops to advance to Richmond.

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