Fourteen midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy undertook a 70-mile march in the Blue Ridge Mountains over spring break in tribute to Confederate Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson and his Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
Retired Marine Lt. Col. Eric Carlson, with pointer in rear, talks to a group of midshipmen from the U.S. Naval Academy about the Battle of Port Republic as part of a five-day leadership course hiking the Appalachian Trail and learning about Stonewall Jackson's valley campaign during the Civil War. Norm Shafer/For The Washington Post Buy Photo