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Battle of Cross Keys

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Dates:

June 8, 1862

Other Names:

None

Location:

Cross Keys, Virginia

Key Individuals Involved in the Battle of Cross Keys:

Union: Major General John C. Frémont
Confederate: General Richard S. Ewell

Outcome:

Confederate Victory. 951 casualties of which 664 were Union soldiers.

Overview of the Battle :

Moving up the Shenandoah Valley in pursuit of Jackson’s army, Maj. Gen. John C. Frémont’s army encountered Maj. Gen. Richard S. Ewell’s division at Cross Keys on June 8. Brig. Gen. Julius Stahel’s brigade, attacking on the Union left, was stunned by a surprise volley from Trimble’s command and driven back in confusion. After feeling out other parts of the Confederate line, Frémont withdrew to the Keezletown Road under protection of his batteries. The next day, Trimble’s and Patton’s brigades held Frémont at bay, while the rest of Ewell’s force crossed the river to assist in the defeat of Brig. Gen. E. Tyler's command at Port Republic.
Source: CWSAC Battle Summaries

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