I see that 20.7 "Shenandoah Valley Invasion Routes" states if this strategic space is Union controlled, add a -1 DRM to Confederate Raids and Diversionary Campaigns in the Eastern Theater. I'd also apply this -1 DRM to Battle action/commands for Northern Invasions in this Theater.
All these years, I had mis-read 13.8.1 (d'oh!), which states:
"The South can immediately reclaim control of a Strategic space the instant the Confederates control all of the boxes connected to it -- OR -- when they control any box connected to it and use a Battle action (9.1.1) for this purpose."
I had been playing that first the Confederates had to control all the connecting spaces -- AND -- then seize it with a Battle action. The existing rules are much easier. So that's good news for me, since the recovery of a Strategic space had taken considerable effort. Under my erroneous understanding, the Union could control Shenandoah Valley while launching a Northern invasion. Not ideal, but sometimes circumstances can lead to desperate decisions.
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