08/03/2012Location: Belle Grove 336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA 22645 Time: 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM Fee Information: Free
This year marks the 150th anniversary of Maj. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, considered by some to be one of the most brilliant military operations ever conducted. This program provides an overview of this ten week campaign, in which Jackson, heavily outnumbered by three Union armies, marched his troops hundreds of miles and won a series of victories that ultimately prevented nearly 50,000 Northern soldiers from joining the Union offensive against Richmond and provided the beleaguered Confederacy a much need boost in morale.In this midst of this campaign was the majestic plantation of Belle Grove, which witnessed numerous military operations and occupations throughout the Civil War. Join Ranger Jonathan Steplyk as he explains Jackson's Valley Campaign and Belle Grove's involvement in it. Meet at the front lawn of Belle Grove (336 Belle Grove Road, Middletown, VA).