Sunday, April 22, 2012

April 22, 1862

April 22, 1862:  Stonewall Jackson, having moved to Swift Run Gap, has disappeared off the radar screen.  Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks, commander of the Union’s Army of the Shenandoah, informs Washington that Jackson has disappeared.  Banks makes plans to advance farther up the valley, and sends a force toward Harrisonburg.

---A Special Committee of the U.S. Senate issues a resolution declaring Sen. Starke of Oregon to be disloyal to the United States and in sympathy for the Southern cause.

---Gen. Halleck’s large combined army begins its laborious advance toward Corinth, today.

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