May 23, 1862Confederate 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.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 9:39am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 742627 N 4315306|
|Decimal Degrees||38.95315000, -78.20011667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 57.189', W 78° 12.007'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 57' 11.34" N, 78° 12' 0.42" W|
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|Area Code(s)||540, 703|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 10166 Winchester Rd, Front Royal VA 22630, US|
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