By David Phillips
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It was there, early on the morning of No- chester vember 5, 1861, that General Jackson estab- lished his headquarters mond that he and notified Rich- had taken command. " UEUTENANT JAMES H. LANGHORNE, STONEWALL BRIGADE. ON THE AL^RCH TO ROMNEY In Winchester, General Jackson found a uation not at all to his liking. His sit- Army of the the Uttle he could. mihtiamen He ordered his dispersed to concentrate at Winchester. He Valley faced 18,000 Federals under Major issued a call for General Nathaniel P.
As the of the Valley. " Jackson's weapons, which vastly and he pasthe bayonet. " Jackson, however, like many other com- manders, remained excessively devoted to the bayonet. But in abundant compensation, he brought to the battlefield great per- sonal powers. His leadership was incandes- was beyond measure, weak eyes were keen enough when it cent, his pugnacity and his Recruits for the Army of the Valley step to the cadences of fife and drum at Woodstock, Virginia, in the fall men adored Jackson for his deeds at Bull Run.
Gilham, moving again toward Bath, stopped a half mile from town when he saw enemy troops on the mountain. With the morning and early afternoon wasted, Jackson disgustedly sent his town Hancock from the two guns he had managed to bring up. Next morning he sent an emissary across the river and into Hancock under a flag of truce to demand that the town a dismal note. " literally a He had been sor of Infantry Tactics at Kemstown. " Horses were in even greater distress, for Jackson, with a failure of foresight unusual for him, had neglected roughshod "one horse for winter.