Battle of Cross Keys

Battle of Cross Keys (HMVCG)

Location: Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Country: United States of America

N 38° 21.754', W 78° 50.322'

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June 8, 1862

General R.S. Ewell with 8,000 soldiers of General Stonewall Jackson's army repulsed a Federal attacking column of 10,500 under General John C. Fr?mont. After initial success the Federals were checked by the fire of Confederate artillery. Attacks by Union brigades led by General J. Stahel and Colonel G.P. Cluseret were turned back by Generals I.R. Trimble's and A. Elzey's Confederates. General Dick Taylor's and Colonel J.M. Patton's brigades were ordered to Ewell's support. Reinforced by the 13th and 25th Virginia, Trimble counterattacked and forced back Fr?mont's left. Fr?mont, seeing that his left was being turned, ordered his army to retire and take position on the heights on either side of the Keezletown road. The Confederates followed, but with night approaching, they did not renew the battle.
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HM NumberHMVCG
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Year Placed1964
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 688828 N 4248254
Decimal Degrees38.36256667, -78.83870000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 21.754', W 78° 50.322'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 21' 45.24" N, 78° 50' 19.32" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2467 Cross Keys Rd, Harrisonburg VA 22801, US
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