The Civil War, Day by Day

Jackson Commandeers the Railroad

Jackson Commandeers the Railroad

In mid-June 1861, Jackson oversaw the dismantling of thirteen locomotives at Martinsburg, West Virginia. The equipment was hauled by forty-horse teams thirty-eight miles to Strasburg, then transferred to rail lines for the trip to Richmond. It was one of the engineering feats of the war.

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