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Cross Keys in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Cross Keys Battlefield

 
 
Cross Keys Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
1. Cross Keys Battlefield Marker
Inscription.  Here, June 8, 1862, Gen. J. C. Fremont—pursuing Gen. T. J. “Stonewall” Jackson—was checked by Gen. R. S. Ewell with part of Jackson’s army, which lay towards Port Republic. Federals engaged: 12,750, killed and wounded: 684. Confederates engaged: 8,000, killed and wounded: 288.
 
Erected 1926 by Battlefield Markers Association (Western Division).
 
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 Battlefield Trails - Civil War series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1860.
 
Location. 38° 21.011′ N, 78° 49.612′ W. Marker is in Cross Keys, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Port Republic Road (County Route 659) south of Cross Keys Road (Virginia Route 276), on the right when traveling south. Marker is at the Carrington Williams Interpretive Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic VA 24471, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Cross Keys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named
Cross Keys Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
2. Cross Keys Battlefield Marker
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Battle of Cross Keys (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mill Creek Church (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named The Battle of Cross Keys (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kyles Mill House (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cross Keys.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Battle of Cross Keys by Markers.
 
Also see . . .  Cross Keys. (Submitted on December 8, 2007.)
 
The Battlefield Today image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
3. The Battlefield Today
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 4, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,123 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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