— 1862 Valley Campaign —(Preface): Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's unsuccessful attack on Union forces at Kernstown on March 23, 1862, alarmed Federal officials, who assigned additional troops to the Shenandoah Valley to guard against a Confederate assault on Washington, D.C.. In May and June, Jackson's "foot cavalry" marched 350 miles; defeated three Union armies in engagements at McDowell (May 8), Front Royal (May 23), Winchester (May 25), Cross Keys (June 8), and Port Republic (June 9); inflicted twice the number of casualties it suffered; and tied down 60,000 Federal troops. The campaign made Jackson the Confederacy's foremost hero.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||West Virginia Civil War Trails|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 12:51pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 645226 N 4278304|
|Decimal Degrees||38.64140000, -79.33130000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 38.484', W 79° 19.878'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 38' 29.04" N, 79° 19' 52.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 100-104 S Main St, Franklin WV 26807, US|
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