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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Cross Keys, Virginia
Location of Cross Keys, Virginia
► Rockingham County (81) ► Albemarle County (104) ► Augusta County (59) ► Greene County (8) ► Harrisonburg (31) ► Page County (86) ► Shenandoah County (208) ► Hardy County, West Virginia (41) ► Pendleton County, West Virginia (42)
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|Early on June 8, 1862, Union commander Gen. John C. Frémont
viewed the field at Cross Keys and without proper reconnaissance
assumed that Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s left flank was the strong side
of the Confederate line. Frémont ordered his . . . — — Map (db m25549) HM|
|Confederate Gen. Richard S. Ewell had five artillery batteries with him at Cross Keys. Four batteries and a 2-gun section (about 18 guns total) were massed on the ridgeline to your front. At the time of the battle on June 8, 1862, the ridge was . . . — — Map (db m25550) HM|
|During the Civil War, this battlefield contained some of the most productive
farmland in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia, as it does today. At
the time of the battle, these fields were in stands of wheat, buckwheat, rye,
corn, and clover. . . . — — Map (db m25551) HM|
|General R.S. Ewell with 8,000 soldiers of General Stonewall Jackson's army repulsed a Federal attacking column of 10,500 under General John C. Frémont. After initial success the Federals were checked by the fire of Confederate artillery. Attacks by . . . — — Map (db m46563) HM|
|On June 8, 1862, Confederate Gen. Isaac R, Trimble led part of the 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment through the then-swampy ravine in front of you to attack Union Gen. Louis Blenker’s division. Trimble intended to move around the 54th New York . . . — — Map (db m154621) HM|
|After repulsing the initial Union attack, Confederate Gen. Isaac R. Trimble’s brigade heavily engaged two brigades of Union Gen. Louis Blenker’s division near here on June 8, 1862.
During the afternoon fighting, Col. James A. Walker’s . . . — — Map (db m154622) HM|
|Many immigrants fought for the North and the South during the Civil War. Their numbers were especially high in Gen. Louis Blenker’s division of Gen. John C. Fremont’s Union army at Cross Keys on June 8, 1862.
Two Germans (Gen. Henry Bohlen and . . . — — Map (db m154624) HM|
|On June 8, 1862, during the Battle of Cross Keys, Gen. Isaac R. Trimble’s Confederate brigade of a little more than 1,500 men occupied this line, a masked position behind a split-rail fence in what was then a wood line to your right and left. . . . — — Map (db m159602) HM|
|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. . . . — — Map (db m4056) HM|
Kyles Mill House
has been placed on the
of Historic Places
by the United States
Department of the Interior
Historical . . . — — Map (db m158101) HM|
|This church, Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, stands on the site of an antebellum house of worship that, during the Battle of Cross Keys on June 8, 1862, was used as a hospital. Amputated arms and legs were dropped outside from a window and piled . . . — — Map (db m154641) HM|
|Following Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s victory at Winchester, Union troops pursued the Confederates south, “up” the Shenandoah Valley. While Gen. John C. Fremont advanced on the Valley Turnpike, another Union force, . . . — — Map (db m154642) HM|