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Historical Markers in Chester Gap, Virginia
Chester Gap is in Rappahannock County
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|This mountain pass was of strategic importance throughout the Civil War. Union and Confederate forces occupied and traversed it on numerous occasions. The first significant use of the gap occurred July 7-18, 1862, as Gen. Nathaniel Bank’s corps of . . . — — Map (db m32070) HM|
|Ewell's Corps of Lee's army passed here going north, June 11-12, 1863; Hill's Corps, June 19. — — Map (db m49778) HM|
|(Preface): After Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s stunning victory at Chancellorsville in May 1863, he led the Army of Northern Virginia west to the Shenandoah Valley, then north through central Maryland and across the Mason-Dixon Line into . . . — — Map (db m32028) HM|
Warren County. This lower Shenandoah Valley county was formed from Shenandoah and Frederick Counties in 1836. The county was named for Joseph Warren, a Boston Revolutionary War patriot killed during the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. It . . . — — Map (db m49779) HM|