This volume explores the Shenandoah Valley campaign, best known for
its role in establishing Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's reputation
as the Confederacy's greatest military idol. The authors address
questions of military leadership, strategy and tactics, the
campaign's political and social impact, and the ways in which
participants' memories of events differed from what is revealed in
the historical sources. In the process, they offer valuable
insights into one of the Confederacy's most famous generals, those
who fought with him and against him, the campaign's larger
importance in the context of the war, and the complex relationship
between history and memory.
The contributors are Jonathan M. Berkey, Keith S. Bohannon, Peter
S. Carmichael, Gary W. Gallagher, A. Cash Koeniger, R. E. L. Krick,
Robert K. Krick, and William J. Miller.