Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Guard Hill Engagement
Erected 1999 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-11.)
Location. 38° 57.187′ N, 78° 12.007′ W. Marker is in Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Winchester Avenue (U.S. 340/522) and Guard Hill Road (County Route 637) on Winchester 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 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Execution of Mosby’s Men (here, next to this marker); Battle of Front Royal (here, next to this marker); Guard Hill The Bridges (approx. 0.8 miles away); Recreational Center of Front Royal (approx. 1.1 miles away); Execution of Mosby’s Rangers (approx. 1.2 miles away); Richardson’s Hill (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rose Hill (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
More about this marker. This marker replaced a marker from the late 1920s or early 1930s erected near here with this same number but titled “Guard’s Hill Affair” which read, “General Fitz Lee’s cavalry, supported by a brigade of Kershaws infantry, detached from Anderson’s Corps at Front Royal, near here attacked Merritt of Sheridan’s cavalry, August 16, 1864. Merritt, on being reinforced, drove the Confederates back across the river. He then withdrew towards Charlestown.”
Regarding Guard Hill Engagement. 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 Virtual Tour by Markers. Although recounting an encounter two years after the Battle of Front Royal, it is included here due to proximity. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle of Guard Hill Summary. (Submitted on November 18, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,879 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 11, 2007, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. 3. submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 4. submitted on July 5, 2010, by Forest McDermott of Masontown, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on October 13, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6. submitted on November 27, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.