— died March 2, 1894, Lynchburg, Virginia), Confederate general in the American Civil War ( 1861– 65) whose army attacked Washington, D.
, in July 1864 but whose series of defeats during the Shenandoah Valley campaigns of late 1864 and early 1865 contributed to the final collapse of the South. News about the American Civil War. Commentary and archival information about the United State Civil Warfrom The New York Times.
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