Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lee's Rapid Advance through the Shenandoah Valley

Saturday, June 13, 1863

The recent cavalry battle at Brandy Station on June 9 induced Confederate General Robert E. Lee to proceed through the Shenandoah Valley rather than east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Not wasting any time General Lee advanced rapidly through the Shenandoah Valley, marked by General Richard Ewell's arrival at Winchester today.1

1George A. Bruce, The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry 1861 - 1865 (Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Riverside Press, 1906), 262.

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