Captain Wayne Dougherty charges during battle - Photo: Frank Gift
Thunder in the Valley
The "Valley District", formed in May 1861, was
located in the "upper part of the Lower Shenandoah Valley," and was
the bread basket of the Confederacy and the location of the main
travel route north and south. Of any area, Jefferson County, West
Virginia, in the Valley District saw the most military action.
"Thunder in the Valley," an annual event sponsored by the Charles
Town Heritage Association, commemorates its Civil War heritage
through a series of events including formation of a wagon train to
Charles Town, the setting up of a replica Confederate camp, a
military ball, battle re-enactments, and the "Blue/Grey Classic
Originally submitted by: Robert E. Wise, Jr., Representative (2nd District).
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