Blue Ridge PBS's Civil War Series
Hosted by Dr. James I. Robertson
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Episode Two - Jackson in the Shenandoah
Jackson in the Shenandoah is an account of Stonewall Jackson's classic 1862 campaign. Written and hosted by Nationally Known Civil War Historian and pre-eminent Jackson Biographer James I. Robertson, Jr. Stonewall Jackson : The Man, The Soldier, The Legend, Robertson's book, is considered by some to be one of the most well researched and well written biographies, period. Jackson applied audacity, speed, and surprise brilliantly that spring of 1862. Professor Robertson retraces the 600 miles Jackson's "foot cavalry" covered to fight 5 major battles and numerous skirmishes with odds of 3 to 1 against them. In the process he defeated three Union Generals and caused total dislocation of the Federal Offensive on Richmond. The South was in need of victories and heroes, they found both in Jackson in the Shenandoah.