Civil War, Day by Day
During the Civil War, Virginia’s beautiful and fertile Shenandoah Valley served as an important food source and avenue for Confederate invasions to the North. Beginning on September 24, 1862, Union General Philip Sheridan began destroying the Valley’s farmland - thereby preventing Robert E. Lee’s troops from enjoying an extremely valuable resource.
This Day in History
National Guardsmen Mobilized

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