Civil War, Day by Day
After a grueling night march, General “Stonewall” Jackson and his hard-driving “foot cavalry” reached Winchester, Virginia, on the morning of May 25, 1862, and promptly attacked a larger Northern army commanded by General Nathaniel P. Banks. After fierce resistance, the Northern troops fled in retreat, leaving Jackson and his troops to be cheered as liberators by Winchester’s residents.
This Day in History
On a day like this in 1940…

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