Battle of Front Royal

Battle of Front Royal (HMMET)

Location: Front Royal, VA 22630 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 57.189', W 78° 12.007'

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May 23, 1862

Confederate Army of 16,000 under General Stonewall Jackson overwhelmed a Federal outpost of 1,000 under Colonel John R. Kenly. The Confederates approached Front Royal undetected from southwest on the afternoon of May 23. Spy Belle Boyd gave the advance units of Ewell's division information on Federal positions and the Confederate 1st Maryland Regiment of Ewell's Division led the attack against Kenly's Federal 1st Maryland. After the opening assault the Federals took an artillery position on the heights just north of the rivers. Confederates crossed the river bridges before Federals could destroy them. Outnumbered, the Federals retreated toward Winchester. Colonel T.S. Flournoy's cavalry pursued and smashed Kenly's command in a classic charge at Cedarville. Federal Army of 6,500 under Banks at Strasburg, being outflanked, withdrew northeast on Valley Pike May 24.
Year Placed1964
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Commission
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 742627 N 4315306
Decimal Degrees38.95315000, -78.20011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 57.189', W 78° 12.007'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 57' 11.34" N, 78° 12' 0.42" W
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Area Code(s)540, 703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 10166 Winchester Rd, Front Royal VA 22630, US
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