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Yankee Ingenuity

  Confederate general Jubal Early had a mission in the summer of 1864.  It was to keep Union troops in the northern Shenandoah Valley sufficiently occupied to prevent their being sent to the Richmond-Petersburg area where Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee stood at a stalemate.  It would also keep the fertile valley in rebel […]