Stonewall Jackson’s winter visit to Morgan County, 1862

by Steve French On the afternoon of Jan. 4, 1862, an 8,500-man Confederate army led by Maj. Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson brushed through light Union resistance at Bath (Berkeley Springs) Virginia. His horsemen, under their bold leader Col. Turner Ashby followed the fleeing Yankee cavalry and artillery towards Hancock. At the same time, leading . . .