June 8, 1862General R.S. Ewell with 8,000 soldiers of General Stonewall Jackson's army repulsed a Federal attacking column of 10,500 under General John C. Fr?mont. After initial success the Federals were checked by the fire of Confederate artillery. Attacks by Union brigades led by General J. Stahel and Colonel G.P. Cluseret were turned back by Generals I.R. Trimble's and A. Elzey's Confederates. General Dick Taylor's and Colonel J.M. Patton's brigades were ordered to Ewell's support. Reinforced by the 13th and 25th Virginia, Trimble counterattacked and forced back Fr?mont's left. Fr?mont, seeing that his left was being turned, ordered his army to retire and take position on the heights on either side of the Keezletown road. The Confederates followed, but with night approaching, they did not renew the battle.
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 5:08am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 688828 N 4248254|
|Decimal Degrees||38.36256667, -78.83870000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 21.754', W 78° 50.322'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 21' 45.24" N, 78° 50' 19.32" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2467 Cross Keys Rd, Harrisonburg VA 22801, US|
|Alternative Maps||Google Maps, MapQuest, Bing Maps, Yahoo Maps, MSR Maps, OpenCycleMap, MyTopo Maps, OpenStreetMap|
Have you seen this marker? If so, check in and tell us about it.