Clarke County 7/17/1864
Preservation National Park

The battlefield lies along both sides of the Shenandoah River in rural Clarke County--just north of Va Route 7 and along the western base of the Blue Ridge.  Portions of the landscape have been altered, but most essential features remain.  Clarke County and the Holy Cross Abbey protect significant portions of the battlefield.

Though small in numbers, the Battle of Cool Spring was a hotly contested engagement and demonstrated the use of division-sized commands that would be a hallmark of later operations in the Shenandoah Valley.

5128 Acres Still Need Protection

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