Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

Front Royal

Battle of Front Royal

A historical marker on the Battle of Front Royal was erected in Front Royal, Virginia in 1927.


It is one of a series of 59 commemorating Virginia Civil War battlefields created during the 1920's by the Battlefield Markers Association. They were the first highway markers in the State of Virginia.


The marker is next to a Virginia state historical marker, Brorther Against Brother.


Location and directions

The markers are in Front Royal on the east side of North Royal Avenue (U.S. 340) at Chester Street. (38.922541° N N, 78.193673° W; see map)


Text from the marker


Battle of Front Royal

May 23, 1862. General Jackson surprised
General Bamks' forces in and around Front
Royal, capturing many prisoners and army
supplies and forcing Banks to flee in disorder
out of the Shenandoah Valley into Maryland.
This was the first move in Jackson's clebrated
*Valey Campign*
Erected by Wm. Richardson Camp, U.C.V.






Battle of Front Royal historical marker in Front Royal, Virginia(above) Battle of Front Royal marker in Front Royal, Virginia - see enlargement

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