When Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 campaign in the “Valley” came to a close, it was in the estimation of one observer “a chapter in history which is without parallel. That spring, his men had marched nearly 700 miles, won five battles and inspired the Confederacy.
He added to his reputation and prowess during the next ll months of his life and saved his greatest act for Chancellorsville. He was catapulted into the pantheon of military legends. But it was his “Valley Campaign” which lifted him into great and lasting fame.
There is a great article about his feats in “Hallowed Ground”, the Civil War Trust magazine, spring 2012 issue. If you are not a member of the CWT, I recommend that you join. Its a great effort.