Guard Hill Engagement

Guard Hill Engagement (HMY9)

Location: Front Royal, VA 22630 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 57.187', W 78° 12.007'

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In Aug. 1864, part of Confederate Lt. Gen. Richard H. Anderson's corps threatened the left of Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army. As Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt's division approached on 15 Aug. to protect the Federal flank. Anderson ordered Brig. Gen. William T. Wofford's infantry brigade and Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham's cavalry brigade across the Shenandoah River to confront Merritt. Wickham was overwhelmed, however, on 16 Aug., and his troopers retreated toward Front Royal while Union Brig. Gen. George A. Custer's brigade drove Wofford from Guard Hill. Sheriden then retired north to Charles Town W. Va.
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HM NumberHMY9
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Marker NumberJ 11
Year Placed1999
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 5:05am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 742627 N 4315302
Decimal Degrees38.95311667, -78.20011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.187', W 78° 12.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 11.22" N, 78° 12' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10166-10178 US-340, Front Royal VA 22630, US
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