Tag Archives: Shenandoah Valley of Virginia

This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for March 6-8, 1865

As General Grant tightened his grip on Richmond, and Sherman was coming up from behind, residents of the city looked forward fearfully to its evacuation by General Lee’s army. Saturday, March 4, 1865 J. B. Jones John Beauchamp Jones (1810-1866) … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Diaries, Generals, The Confederacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

This Week In 1865: Confederate Diary posts for March 4-5, 1865

NOTE: General Jubal Early commanded the last Confederate force in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. On March 2, 1865, in an encounter at Waynesboro with cavalry units under Union General Philip H. Sheridan, Early’s army was defeated, routed, and for all practical … Continue reading

Posted in Campaigns, Diaries, Generals, The Confederacy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment