Sharp Action at the Shenandoah River
— 1864 Valley Campaign —To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital's defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge's division to hold the Shenandoah River fords. Union Gen. George Crook, pursuing Early, decided to make a reconnaissance in force across the river near hear on July 18 after his cavalry was repulsed the previous day, a Sunday.
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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||Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:27pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 249806 N 4334759|
|Decimal Degrees||39.12610000, -77.89423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 7.566', W 77° 53.654'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 7' 33.96" N, 77° 53' 39.24" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 131-199 State Rte 603, Berryville VA 22611, US|
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