Kenly's Last Stand
— Battle of Front Royal - May 23, 1862 —This stone structure, known as Fairview, was the home of Thomas McKay. On this site Union Col. John R. Kenly rallied the 1st Maryland Infantry (USA) for a last stand as the Confederates approached. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson had ordered Col. Thomas S. Flournoy's 6th Virginia Cavalry in pursuit as Kenly's troops retreated from Guard Hill north on the Front Royal Turnpike toward Winchester. While Kenley strove in vain to deploy his men in the fields and orchard here, Flournoy's cavalry were on them before they could fix bayonets or form a front.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 2:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 744624 N 4319895|
|Decimal Degrees||38.99390000, -78.17545000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 59.634', W 78° 10.527'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 59' 38.04" N, 78° 10' 31.62" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7039-7351 US-340, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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