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Washington Civil War Round Table to focus on Stonewall Jackson

Bob Tanner will present the story of General Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley to the Washington Civil War Round Table on Monday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m., at The Jockey Club Restaurant on the Square in Washington.

Round Table President Claibourne Darden said that the public is invited and welcomed. The cost of the meeting is $10 per person and includes dinner. Please make reservations, as soon as possible, by e-mail at or by calling (404)210-5811 and leaving a message.

General Jackson's Valley Campaign is recognized as one of the most amazing military feats ever accomplished. Three different Federal Armies went after General Jackson's Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley. Each of these Federal Armies outnumbered General Jackson's troops. The Union commanders thought that General Jackson would be trying his best to slip out of the trap that they were making for him, but that was not Stonewall Jackson. Instead of trying to slip out with as much of his army as possible, he attacked and substantially defeated, in consecutive order, each of the three Federal Armies which were after him and then marched down and attacked the flanks of the main Federal Army which was facing General Lee in front of Richmond.

Mr. Tanner is an attorney practicing out of Atlanta and is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute. Mr. Tanner is the author of two books about the Civil War: Stonewall in the Valley and Retreat to Victory (Atlanta campaign, etc.) He will have some of his books available at the meeting for those who would like an autographed copy.

Membership in the Washington Civil War Round Table is open to everyone, and new members can join at the meeting. Annual dues are $25 for individuals, $35 for a family.

Web posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008

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