#19 Pushed to His Doom Winchester, Virginia May 24, 1862


Winchester, Va. May 24, 1862

STONEWALL CRUSHES UNION OPPOSITION

General Stonewall Jackson continued with his amazing string of victories by smashing the Union forces at Winchester. Jackson's Confederate division caught up with the Northern Army in a heavy fog. At dawn when the fog was thickest, Jackson's troops completely disorganized the enemy. General Nathaniel Banks was forced to flee with the Federal troops all the way back to the Potomac River. President Lincoln was understandably distressed at this turn of events. In the Confederate camp, Lee was overjoyed. The Southern military leader said, "Stonewall is my right arm." General Jackson has now taken his division and is heading to meet General Lee.