Gateway to the Shenandoah ValleyThis mountain pass was of strategic importance throughout the Civil War. Union and Confederate forces occupied and traversed it on numerous occasions. The first significant use of the gap occurred July 7-18, 1862, as Gen. Nathaniel Bank's corps of the Union Army of Virginia marched through en route to its month-long occupation of Rappahannock County.
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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||Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:39pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 748871 N 4305367|
|Decimal Degrees||38.86195000, -78.13175000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 51.717', W 78° 7.905'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 51' 43.02" N, 78° 7' 54.30" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-155 State Rte 665, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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