Union Troops Attack JacksonMajor General Edward Johnson commanded the Confederates on the crest overlooking the town of McDowell. Johnson spread his line along the hilltop, anchoring his right flank on the knoll to your right. Stonewall Jackson remained in the valley below, directing troops to Johnson's aid. The Union commanders, Brigadier Generals Robert S. Schenk and Robert H. Milroy, feared the Confederates would haul cannon to the crest and bombard their positions. On the afternoon of May 8, 1862, Milroy attacked the Confederates here but was repulsed. The battle continued into the night. When Johnson was wounded, Brigadier General William B. Taliaferro assumed command of the Confederates on top of the hill.
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|Placed By||Civil War Preservation Turst & Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 5:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 633336 N 4242772|
|Decimal Degrees||38.32316667, -79.47463333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.39', W 79° 28.478'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 23.40" N, 79° 28' 28.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 9349 Highland Turnpike, McDowell VA 24458, US|
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