Confederate States Army

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Commanded by Major General Thomas J. Jackson

Jackson fought the Battle of McDowell on May 8. He was reinforced by Major General Richard Ewell’s Division. He then marched around Massanutton Mountain and surprised Banks by coming down the Luray Valley, overwhelming the union garrison at Front Royal on May 23. Banks was forced to retreat from his position outside Strasburg, was beaten in a sharp fight at Winchester on May 25, and retreated to the Potomac, closely followed by Jackson.

Ewell’s Division Major General Richard S. Ewell
 Second Brigade Brigadier General W. C. Scott
 Fourth Brigade Brigadier General Arnold Elzey
 Seventh Brigade Brigadier General Isaac Trimble
 Eighth Brigade Brigadier General Richard Taylor
 Cavalry Brigade Brigadier General George H. Steuart
 Artillery Major R. Snowden Andrews
Jackson’s Division Major General Thomas J. Jackson
First (Stonewall) Brigade Brigadier General Charles S. Winder
Second Brigade Colonel John A. Campbell (w 5/25)
Colonel John M. Patton
Third Brigade Brigadier General William B. Talliaferro (to 5/23*)
Colonel Samuel V. Fulkerson
Cavalry Colonel Turner Ashby (to B.G. 5/23)
Artillery Colonel Stapleton Crutchfield

*General Talliaferro was forced to temporarily give up command on 5/23 due to illness.