Early In The Shenandoah...in 1863?!

Joshism

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I'm reading David Powell's book on the New Market Campaign. He mentions Jubal Early was sent to the Shenandoah in late 1863 due to some Union activity and while there was frustrated by how badly Imboden was running things. He doesn't go into details because it's just context for why Breckinridge got assigned to western Virginia.

Does anyone have more information on when and why Early was sent? Was it just him or his division too?
 
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