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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM50R_richardsons-hill_Front-Royal-VA.html
Directly in front of you is the "commanding height" where Union Col. John H. Kenly made his last attempt to hold Front Royal. Atop Richardson's Hill—this "cherty" ridge, asGen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jacksoncalled it—Kenly posted the tw…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3EW_the-courthouse_Front-Royal-VA.html
As Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's army pushed its way into Front Royal, Col. Bradley T. Johnson's 1st Maryland Infantry (CSA) confronted Col. John R. Kenly's 1st Maryland Infantry (US). The street fighting grew especially hot here, between t…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM3EM_capture-of-front-royal_Front-Royal-VA.html
Stonewall Jackson, Moving against Banks, captured this town from a Union force under Colonel Kenly, May 23, 1862.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1WA_guard-hill_Front-Royal-VA.html
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…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1W9_william-e-carson_Front-Royal-VA.html
William E. Carson, of Riverton, was the first chairman of the Virginia Conservation Commission, 1926-34. As such he was a pioneer and leading spirit in the establishment of the Shenandoah National Park and Skyline Drive; The Colonial National Hist…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U8_belle-boyd_Front-Royal-VA.html
Early in the warm afternoon, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson and Gen. Richard S. Ewell and their staffs stopped here at the head of Jackson's army. As the two commanders studied the ground leading to Front Royal, Capt. Henry Kyd Douglas, one of…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1U6_asbury-chapel_Front-Royal-VA.html
Early on the morning of Friday, May 23, 1862, Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson paused here at Asbury Chapel well in advance of his 16,000-man army. Although he was familiar with the main roads to Front Royal, Jackson knew that the terrain throug…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1G5_the-mckay-home_Front-Royal-VA.html
A short distance west, at Cedarville, stands the old home of the pioneer Robert McKay. Built of walnut logs, it is one of the oldest houses in the valley. In 1781, Joist Hite, Robert McKay and others received a grant of 100,000 acres. Hite settled…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1G0_state-fish-hatchery_Strasburg-VA.html
One mile south. This fish cultural station was established in 1933 for hatching and rearing smallmouth bass and other species of sunfish for the stocking of the public waters of Virginia.
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM1CM_rose-hill_Front-Royal-VA.html
Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's Maryland and Louisiana troops had steadily pushed Col. John R. Kenly's 1st Maryland Infantry (US) north, despite occasionally fierce street fighting, until they reached this point. The Confederates halted abrup…
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