Go back! Go back and do your duty, as I have done mine, an

VJ duty, as I have done mine, and our country will be safe. Go back, go back!"

Gen. Philip Sheridan and his staff (below), as photographed by Matthew Brady around the time of his two raids.

Maj. Gen. David Hunter (above), who was given the task of subjugating the Shenandoah Valley. Hunter's despoliation of the valley's riches was ferocious, and the general tended to express pride in his achievements rather than regret them as military necessities.

Battle of New Market

May 15, 1864

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