Published on February 18, 2016

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Civil War trails sign on the Confederate delaying actions let by Turner Ashby in March-April 1862 during Stonewall Jackson’s withdraw “up” the Valley following the Battle of Kernstown.

On March 28, 1862 General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, on the advice of his cartographer, Jedediah Hotchkiss, moved his army from its position at Narrow Passage Creek to a position on Rude’s Hill two miles south of Mt. Jackson.  He ordered Col. Turner Ashby to “hold the line of Stony Creek”.  Ashby and the actions of his men were able to keep their enemies at bay for nearly two weeks.

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