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Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Front Royal

 
 
Battle of Front Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 29, 2007
1. Battle of Front Royal Marker
Inscription.  May 23, 1862, General Jackson surprised General Banks’ forces in and around Front Royal, capturing many prisoners and army supplies and forcing Banks to flee in disorder out of the Shenandoah Valley into Maryland. This was the first move in Jackson’s celebrated ‘Valley Campaign’.
 
Erected 1927 by Wm. Richardson Camp, U.C.V.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1892.
 
Location. 38° 55.363′ N, 78° 11.626′ W. Marker is in Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of North Royal Avenue (Business U.S. 340) and Chester Street, on the right when traveling north on North Royal Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brother Against Brother (here, next to this marker); The Great Seal of the Confederacy (approx. ¼ mile away); Erin Dinner Bell
Battle Marker in the Angle image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, June 29, 2007
2. Battle Marker in the Angle
The battle marker and Virginia State Marker J-17 sit in an angle formed by North Royal Avenue and Chester Street.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Williams Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bel Air (approx. 0.3 miles away); Revolutionary War Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Regarding Battle of Front Royal. 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. (Submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle Driving Tour. (Submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Traveler Page on Front Royal. (Submitted on July 4, 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. U.C.V. - United Confederate Veterans
 
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
3. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,153 times since then and 34 times this year. Last updated on April 14, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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