012_(Weather)_McDowell May 8th, 1862 - JTS Campaign Shenandoah
012_(Weather)_McDowell May 8th, 1862By Richard Walker
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(Historical) Five weeks after the Battle of Kernstown, a strategic Confederate victory, Confederate General Jackson marched his army west along the Parkersburg turnpike and soon encountered Union pickets near Rodgers' tollgate. The Union forces withdrew to McDowell. On May 8th, both sides, almost equally matched in numbers, looked for ways to flank each other. As a commander of either Union or Confederate troops, you must advance and drive your opponent from this field of battle.