uniform loupe March 23, 1862
Thomas Jonathan Jackson has been ordered to hold in the Shenandoah valley, west flank of the Virginia front and to fix around the federal forces that could strengthen the operations against Richmond.
As Nathaniel Prentice Banks is splitting his V corps to reinforce Washington DC, Jackson strikes Shields' division at Winchester.
But at Kernstown, a village south of the town, Nathan Kimball is ready to fight, with superior numbers and a powerful artillery on Pritchard's hill.
A frontal assault would be insanity and the first goal is rather the stone wall, on the western Sandy ridge.

uniform loupe May 8, 1862
Rather than facing in a close future the combined forces of Banks and Fremont, Jackson seizes the initiative and concentrates to the west, against the advance elements of Fremont's Mountain department.
Schenck's and Milroy's federal brigades can't hold on the Bull Pasture river, if Jackson deploys his whole division and outflanks them. But his column is still stretched in the mountain, thus allowing Milroy to conduct a spoiling attack.
The first goal is Sitlington's hill, east of the Bull Pasture river.

uniform loupe Kernstown and McDowell.
Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys and Port Republic coming soon.