Sharp Action at the Shenandoah River
— Early's 1864 Attack on Washington —To draw Union troops from Petersburg to Washington, Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early attacked the capital defenses on July 11, 1864. He then withdrew to the Shenandoah Valley, where he had left Gen. John C. Breckinridge division to hold the Shenandoah River fords. Union Gen. George Crook, pursuing Early, decided to make a reconnaissance in force across the river near hear on July 18 after his cavalry was repulsed the previous day, a Sunday.
|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||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 12:09pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 251947 N 4335808|
|Decimal Degrees||39.13615000, -77.86988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 8.169', W 77° 52.193'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 8' 10.14" N, 77° 52' 11.58" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1400 Parker Ln, Bluemont VA 20135, US|
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