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Front Royal (VA103)

Warren County
May 23, 1862

Description:

Much of the battle took place within the town and this is one of the few urban battlefields in the Valley.  Several pockets of historic terrain survive, especially south and north of the town, but overall the landscape is highly fragmented.  Commemorative opportunities exist.

Study Area (including Core Area)
 6,030

Core Area
 944

Historical Designation:
 None

Preservation Challenges:

Preservation Planning:
No preservation plan in place.
 

Significance:

Brother fought against brother as Confederate 1st Maryland attacked Federal 1st Maryland. With fighting in the streets, the Battle of Front Royal was a rare example of urban combat during the Civil War. The Confederates’ use of surprise resulted in flanking the Federals under Gen. Banks at Strasburg.

Visitor Information:

Front Royal Visitor Center
414 E Main St, Front Royal
800-338-2576
www.ci.front-royal.va.us
Open daily – 9am to 5pm

Self-Guided Tours: A free printed driving tour of the Battle of Front Royal and a walking tour of Front Royal are available at the visitor center.