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Battle of Cross Keys: Ambush of the 8th New York

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June 8, 1862
Ambush of the 8th New York

Historian Bob Krick recalls the ambush of the 8th New York at the Battle of Cross Keys in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.  The heavy losses of the 8th New York at Cross Keys amounted to almost half of the total Federal losses at this 1862 battle.