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S17B4 "If this Valley is Lost": Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign

In the spring of 1862 during the Civil War, Confederate General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and his "foot cavalry" embarked on one of the most brilliant campaigns in American military history: Jackson's Valley Campaign. The campaign featured legendary personalities, political skullduggery, heroic sacrifices, "thieves and cutthroats," southern belles turned spies, and fighting that ranged from the streets of Winchester to the "hell-spot" known as The Coaling. This course will focus on the famous campaign, Stonewall's early life and later career, and why both the man and the campaign resonate so much today. The course will include a field trip to the Cross Keys and Port Republic battlefields.

Instructors: Keven M. Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District. Walker came to the National Historic District from the Antietam National Battlefield, where he served for 11 years as Cultural Resources Program Manager and Historian. He is a member of the National Park Service's national advisory team on cultural resources and historic preservation. Walker was formerly the Executive Director of The Walker Foundation for Historic Preservation in Charles Town, West Virginia. He has appeared on several Maryland Public Television documentaries focusing on the Antietam battlefield. He is the author of Antietam: A Guide to the Landscape and Farmsteads, published in 2010.

Terry Heder is the Director of Interpretation, Education, and History for the National Historic District. He oversees the organization's interpretive, education, historical, visitor services, partnership, and communications programs in the eight-county district. He develops National Historic District and partnership interpretive projects including interpretive trails, markers, print materials, web and digital projects, tours, and events. He also oversees the organization's conferences, youth activities, museums and orientation centers.

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Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at LLI@jmu.edu or 540/568.2923.

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