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|Posted: Fri Jun 6th, 2008 06:28 pm||
|This was brought to my attention recently. It's the story of Stonewall Jackson raiding the B&O Railroad yard in Martinsburg (then West Virginia) early in the war. A number of locomotives were appropriated for Confederate use and some brought to Winchester, including one 85-ton engine that was disassembled and hauled down the streets of Winchester by a 40-horse team.
Check this site:
Especially read 'Hauling away the bounty' segment. Very interesting.
Here's Mort Kunstler's depiction of the event:
While technically not a battle, this to me is strange and amazing stuff.