One More Victory for the Valley
Did you know that our 2000 purchase of 51 acres at Cross Keys was the Civil War Preservation Trust's first victory as a new organization? Now, almost 12 years later we have the chance to add another 83 acres at this important 1862 Valley Campaign battlefield.
It was here at Cross Keys, that General Ewell, under Jackson's direction, was able to blunt the advance of Fremont's large Federal army. The hard-fought victory at Cross Keys allowed Jackson to swiftly redeploy forces from that front to nearby Port Republic where he was to achieve his crowing victory of the celebrated 1862 Valley Campaign.
Please join us as we return to the place where it all began. Join us in saving more of the Cross Keys Battlefield.