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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).
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the Battlefield Trails - Civil War marker series.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is at the Carrington Williams Interpretive Site. Marker is in this post office area: Port Republic VA 24471, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Cross Keys (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys
Cross Keys Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 25, 2007
2. Cross Keys Battlefield Marker
(was a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing. ); a different marker also named Battle of Cross Keys (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 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). 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.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,802 times since then and 96 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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