Kenly Makes His Stand
— Battle of Front Royal, May 23, 1862 —Directly in front of you is the "commanding height" where Union Col. John H. Kenly made his last attempt to hold Front Royal. Atop Richardson's Hill—this "cherty" ridge, asGen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jacksoncalled it—Kenly posted the two-gunsection of Knap s Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. The twoten-pounder Parrott rifled cannons,commanded by Lt. Charles Atwell,pinned down the Confederates on the plain below while Kenly's infantry gathered here to support the guns.
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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||Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 11:55pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 743157 N 4313487|
|Decimal Degrees||38.93663333, -78.19465000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.198', W 78° 11.679'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 11.88" N, 78° 11' 40.74" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1500 N Royal Ave, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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