A "most terrific fire from the enemy"
— 1862 Valley Campaign —Early in May 1862, Gen. Stonewall Jackson moved most of his army east over the Blue Ridge toward Charlottesville, leaving Gen. Richard S. Ewell's division at Conrad's Store (present day Elkton) to hold the Federals in the Shenandoah Valley. The Union commanders suspected that Jackson was en route to Richmond. They did not know, however, that he had turned back on May 3 and four days later was west of Staunton. On May 8, he defeated Federal forces at the Battle of McDowell.
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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, October 18th, 2014 at 9:16am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 709657 N 4267042|
|Decimal Degrees||38.52710000, -78.59486667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 31.626', W 78° 35.692'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 31' 37.56" N, 78° 35' 41.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5701-5917 State Rte 650, Shenandoah VA 22849, US|
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