Mon, Apr 15|
HISTORYtalks: Stonewall Jackson's Fog of War by Gary Ecelbarger
Time & Location
Apr 15, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
About the Event
Please join us for a Chambersburg Civil War Seminars & Tours Lecture Series! Our next lecture will be: Stonewall Jackson's Fog of War by Gary Ecelbarger. Cost is $6 per person. Zoom Login details will be sent with your email registration confirmation.
On the morning of May 24, 1862--the day between the battles of Front Royal and Winchester--Stonewall Jackson marched 14,000 victorious soldiers on the roads within the heart of the Shenandoah Valley to position his Confederate army in a checkmate position against seven Union infantry regiments and 700 wagons of Major General Nathaniel Banks's Army of the Shenandoah at Strasburg. What ultimately happened and did not happen throughout the course of this day and night is an intriguing story within this iconic campaign--filled with decisions, actions, and outcomes that have either misled or baffled historians for over 150 years. Tonight, Gary Ecelbarger will pull down the screening traditional curtain of lore to expose and explain the events of this very pivotal day.
Gary Ecelbarger is a leading authority of the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign. He has conducted professional tours within this famous corridor for 25 years, has written 15 articles, essays, and monographs about Valley personalities, battles, and events, and has been involved with preservation and interpretation of this campaign since the 1990s. Among the nine books to his credit, four are dedicated to this 1862 campaign, including Three Days in the Shenandoah: Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal and Winchester (University of Oklahoma Press, 2008). His future works will include a book detailing the final three weeks of this campaign.
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