— 1862 Valley Campaign —On May 21, 1862. Confederate Gen. Thomas J."Stonewall" Jackson's Valley Army plodded northalong this road to threaten Front Royal and outflank Union Gen. Nathaniel Bank's position at Strasburg. With the addition of Gen. Richard S.Ewell's division, Jackson's command numberednearly 17,000 men and 50 guns. Philip Kauffman,a young man at the time, remembered the Confederates as they crossed the Shenandoah Riveron the White House Bridge and: "...Stonewallhimself as he ran the gauntlet, with bared head,through the marching columns of his ?foot cavalry.'His faded gray uniform with stars on the collar,his black beard and uncovered head, as he lopedby the White House on Old Sorrel, are as freshin my mind as on that day."
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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||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 1:31am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 714847 N 4280567|
|Decimal Degrees||38.64763333, -78.53121667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.858', W 78° 31.873'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 51.48" N, 78° 31' 52.38" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3601 Lee Highway, Luray VA 22835, US|
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