Near Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Kenly’s Last Stand
—Battle of Front Royal - May 23, 1862 —
Kenly ordered the 5th New York Cavalry to countercharge, but it was too late. The troopers instead raced north in a panic, running over Kenly's men as they struggled to form a battle line. In the confusion, some of the Marylanders fired at New Yorkers and many fell.
The charge of the 6th Virginia, which Jackson afterwards declared was the most gallant and effective he had ever seen, overwhelmed Kenly's force, which grounded its weapons and surrendered. Kenly himself was severely wounded and captured.
The Federal loss in
(Lower Left Sidebar): Many wounded soldiers were cared for at the McKay house, where blood stained the floors for years. Dabney Eastham, of Co. B, 6th Virgina Cavalry, was belived to be mortally wounded and was left lying in the yard. The next morning, when his father arrived from Rappahannock County to claim his son's body, he found that the grass and mud had clotted his wound and saved his life. To avoid opening the wound, the sod was taken up with him when he was carried into the house. Eastham survived and left descendants in Rappahannock and Warren Counties.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 59.634′ N, 78° 10.527′ W. Marker is near Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Road (U.S. 340/522) and Success Road, on the right when traveling north on Winchester Road. Click for map. Located north of Front Royal, about 2.7 miles north of the I-66 interchange. Marker is in this post office area: Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The McKay Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); Recreational Center of Front Royal (approx. 2.1 miles away); Battle of Front Royal (approx. 3.1 miles away); Execution of Mosby’s Men (approx. 3.1 miles away); Guard Hill Engagement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Guard Hill (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Bridges (approx. 3.7 miles away); Richardson’s Hill (approx. 4.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Front Royal.
More about this marker. The marker displays a set of maps that detail the action described
Regarding Fairview. This marker is one of several from a driving tour of the Front Royal Battlefield. The markers are listed in sequence on the Battle of Front Royal Virtual Tour by Markers link below.
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Front Royal - Fairview. This site is stop 10 on the driving tour of the Battle of Front Royal. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Computer Image of Marker Face. (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Battle of Front Royal. From the National Parks (Submitted on October 14, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
4. Battle of Front Royal Virtual Tour by Markers. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Battle of Front Royal
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