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

Capture of Front Royal

 
 
Capture of Front Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
1. Capture of Front Royal Marker
Inscription.  Stonewall Jackson, Moving against Banks, captured this town from a Union force under Colonel Kenly, May 23, 1862.
 
Erected 1927 by the Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J-8.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical date for this entry is May 23, 1862.
 
Location. 38° 55.071′ N, 78° 11.574′ W. Marker is in Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is on Main Street east of Royal Avenue (U.S. 340), on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the Courthouse grounds. 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 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Courthouse (here, next to this marker); Warren County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Warren County World War I & II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Warren County 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Warren County Courthouse
Capture of Front Royal Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, October 23, 2020
2. Capture of Front Royal Marker
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this page online
(within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Regarding Capture 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.
 
Additional keywords. General Thomas J. Jackson, Colonel John R. Kenly, Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
Brevet Major-General John R. Kenly image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
3. Brevet Major-General John R. Kenly
From Battles and Leaders of the Civil War by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, 1887, Vol. II, Page 288.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 7, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,915 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on June 6, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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Jul. 1, 2022