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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brother Against Brother (here, next to this marker); Bel Air (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County Korea & Vietnam Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Capture of Front Royal (approx. 0.3 miles
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.
away); Warren County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Warren County World War I & II Memorial (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
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,924 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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