Tag Archives: Battle of Cross Keys

ECW Weekender: Lavender at Cross Keys Battlefield?

It’s one of those places that I’ve always driven by in a rush (or couldn’t persuade my fellow battlefield explorers to stop). Off Route 276 and just about half a mile from the left turn to the Cross Keys Ruritan … Continue reading

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A Morning Surprise for “Stonewall” and His Staff Officers on June 8, 1862

Confederate General Thomas J. Jackson is famed in the history books for his surprise flank attack at Chancellorsville on May 2, 1863. Lost in the storytelling about Stonewall’s surprise at Chancellorsville and his Shenandoah Valley Campaign “brilliance” in 1862 is … Continue reading

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Saving History Saturday: 145 Acres To Save At Cross Keys

This month Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation announced a new opportunity to save 145 at Cross Keys and create a battlefield park. In their recent new release and appeal, SVBF explains how 95 new acres are available for new preservation and … Continue reading

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The Wounding of the other “Confederate Steuart”

Today marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Cross Keys. Along with the engagement at Port Republic the following day, Confederate General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson repulsed two separate Federal forces. This culminated his highly successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign of … Continue reading

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