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Battle of Cross Keys

Location: Unincorporated Rockingham County, VA (near Harrisonburg)
Dates: June 8, 1862
Union Commander:  John C. Fremont, Major General
Confederate Commander:  Richard S. Ewell, Major General

Battle Summary:
Cross Keys would be a pivotal battle, for Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's 1862 Shenandoah Campaign.  After defeating the Union army, under US Major General Nathanial Banks, at Front Royal, and First Winchester, Jackson's small Army of the Valley, nearly pushed Banks into the Potomac River.  The Union army was significantly larger, than Jackson's 17,000 man army, but Jackson would use his knowledge of the Shenandoah Valley, to his advantage.  More>>>>




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