War Strikes Peaceful Homes and FieldsThis church, Mill Creek Church of the Brethren, stands on the site of an antebellum house of worship that, during the Battle of Cross Keys on June 8, 1862, was used as a hospital. Amputated arms and legs were dropped outside from a window and piled up until they finally reached the sill. Confederate Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson came here and asked a wounded staff officer about the progress of the battle.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation and Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 1:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 690538 N 4245515|
|Decimal Degrees||38.33753333, -78.81988333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 20.252', W 78° 49.193'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 20' 15.12" N, 78° 49' 11.58" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 7809 Port Republic Rd, Port Republic VA 24471, US|
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