Monday Oct 30, 2023

067 - Return to the ”Daughter of the Stars” - The Valley Campaign of 1864


About this episode: 

The Native Americans referred to Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley as “Daughter of the Stars.” Yet, both the Federal Union and the Confederacy knew it to be the “Breadbasket of Virginia” - and that made it a theater for military operations. Both sides very aware of “Stonewall” Jackson’s assessment in 1862, “If the Valley is lost, then Virginia is lost.” Played out in 1864, this is the story of the dramatic ebb and flow to control that strategic site. This is the story of the Second Valley Campaign.


Some Characters Mentioned In This Episode:

John Imboden

Franz Sigel

William E. "Grumble" Jones

Philip Sheridan

Jubal Early

Stephen Dodson Ramseur


Additional Resources:


Map of the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864


For Further Reading:


The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864 by Thomas A. Lewis


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Producer: Dan Irving

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