Winchester, VA I
May 25, 1862
Jackson’s Shenandoah Valley
Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks
Maj. Gen. T. J. Jackson
After skirmishing with
Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks’ retreating army at Middletown and
Newtown on May 24, Maj. Gen. T. J. Jackson’s
division continued north on the Valley Pike toward Winchester.
was attempting to reorganize his army to defend the town.
division converged on Winchester from the southeast using the Front Royal Pike.
On May 25, Ewell
attacked Camp Hill, while the Louisiana Brigade of
Jackson’s division outflanked and overran the Union position on
Panic spread through the Federal ranks, and many
fled through Winchester.
was soundly defeated and withdrew north across the Potomac River. This was a
decisive battle in Jackson’s Valley Campaign.
[Battlefield Lost Integrity]
1 National Park
- having a decisive influence on a
campaign and a direct impact on the course of the war
having a direct and decisive influence on their campaign
having observable influence on the
outcome of a campaign
having a limited influence on the
outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.