In the spring of 1862, amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his “foot cavalry” conducted one of the most brilliant and audacious campaigns in American military history. The campaign was stranger than fiction, featuring legendary personalities, political skullduggery, heroic sacrifices, “thieves and cutthroats,” southern belles turned spies, and fighting that ranged from the streets of Winchester to the “hell-spot” known as The Coaling.
From April 26-29, 2017, the Shenandoah Battlefields Foundation will present: “Mystify, Mislead, and Surprise”: Stonewall Jackson in the Valley. Headquartered at the George Washington Hotel in Winchester, the conference will include major tours to battlefields & historic sites (ranging from the Potomac to Port Republic), walking tours, special events, and talks by some of the country’s premier historians. Speakers and guides include Ted Alexander, Ed Bearss, Gary Ecelbarger, Dennis Frye, Col. Keith Gibson, Jonathan A. Noyalas, Scott Patchan, Nicholas P. Picerno, James I. “Bud” Robertson, Keven Walker, Jeff Wert, Joseph Whitehorne, and Brian Steel Wills.
To register, or for more information, click here or call 540-740-4545.