"Torch the Bridges!"
— Battle of Front Royal - May 23, 1862 —Flanked out of his position on Richardson's Hill, Union Col. John R. Kenly hurried his command north to the bridges spanning the forks of the Shenandoah River. At this spot on the South Fork stood the Front Royal Turnpike Bridge, and the Manassas Gap Railroad bridge was located just east. Another bridge led over the North Fork.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, September 22nd, 2014 at 9:23am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 743175 N 4314075|
|Decimal Degrees||38.94191667, -78.19423333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.515', W 78° 11.654'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 30.90" N, 78° 11' 39.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2098 N Royal Ave, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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