National Geographic : 1961 Sep
"... and the road unknown ... Then I hear outside the orders given, Fallin, my men, fall in; . . . Resuming marching, ever in darkness marching on in the ranks. The unknown road still marching." "DRUM TAPS" Where you follow the trails of Jackson's "foot cavalry" When you see Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley blazing in its autumnal color and glory, you'll appreciate its Indian name, "Daughter of the Stars." Drive any of its picturesque roads which were once Indian trails, and you'll appreciate its centuries-old history, too. This was the frontier our Colonial pioneers pushed back to prove America could grow. Tom Lincoln was born here; in the Civil War when his son Abraham Lincoln struggled to hold America together, this valley was the stage for "Stonewall" Jackson's most famous campaign. Follow the historic markers that tell how he did it in 1862. In 35 days, he marched his weary little army of "foot cavalry" up and down the Shenandoah Valley- from Staunton to McDowell, 40 miles; McDowell to Front Royal, 110 miles; Front Royal to Winchester to Port Republic, 95 miles - 245 foot-sore miles in all. He hit his enemies one at a time in five blazing battles and won each fight at McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Cross Keys and Port Republic. And then, when Lee desperately needed him, he hurried some 150 miles to help win the Seven Days' Battle that saved Richmond. The military classic of the Shenandoah Campaign is studied by generals and historians the world over. You'll find its study, and that of many Civil War battlefields so well preserved by our National Park Service, worthwhile, too, as lessons in fortitude and determination that kept ordinary men marching and fighting and winning against odds. You'll under stand why America reveres Jackson, that prayerful professor who sucked lemons to ease his stomach, and who kept his plans to himself until he had made them good. His heroic deeds are reassurance to a free world that, in times of crisis, America always pro duces such great leaders... men of the hour who can rally this nation's manhood in defense of its ideals. FREE CIVIL WAR MAP.Ask your Sinclair Dealer about Sinclair's Civil War Centennial Map. Shows battle lines of 20 great engagements, colorful illustrations of Civil War battles, uniforms and guns. You'll treasure it as a collector's item! FREE TOUR INFORMATION. Let Sinclair help plan your trip to the Shenandoah Valley or other Civil War battlefields during the Centen nial. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Building, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N.Y. Sin loIr AGreat Name inOil X , PUBLISHEDIN COOPERATIONWITH THE CIVIL WAR CENTENNIALCOMMISSION,ESTABLISHEDBY ACT OF CONGRESSTO S INCREASEAWARENESSOF OUR HISTORICAL HERITAGE-THE MEN ANDEVENTSWHICHSHAPEDOURNATION'S GROWTH.