"Oh, What an Opportunity for Artillery!"
— Battle of Front Royal - May 23, 1862 —Closely pursued by the 8th Louisiana Infantry, Union Col. John R. Kenly's rear guard occupied Guard Hill just west of here. The two-gun section of Knap's Battery E, Pennsylvania Light Artillery, commanded by Lt. Charles Atwell, covered part of the peninsula between the North and South Forks of the Shenandoah River as the Confederates surged toward the North Fork Bridge.
|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 12th, 2014 at 12:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 742805 N 4314917|
|Decimal Degrees||38.94960000, -78.19820000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 56.976', W 78° 11.892'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 56' 58.56" N, 78° 11' 53.52" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 11001 Dam Fishing Trail, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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