Key facts about the Battle of Cross Keys.
Date and Location
- June 8, 1862
- Near the village of Cross Keys, in western Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General John C. Frémont
- Brigadier General Julius Stahel
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Richard Ewell
- Brigadier General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble
Union Forces Engaged
- Mountain Department, Department of the Rappahannock
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Department of the Valley
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 11,500
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 5,800
Estimated Union Casualties
- 664 (114 killed, 443 wounded, and 127missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 287 (42 killed, 230 wounded, and 15 missing)
- Confederate victory
- The Battle of Battle of Cross Keys was the fifth engagement of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.
- The Battle of Battle of Cross Keys was the fourth Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.
- The Confederate victory at the Battle of Cross Keys enabled General Richard Ewell to return with the bulk of his force to Port Republic and help General Stonewall Jackson defeat General James Shields at the Battle of Port Republic on June 9, 1862.
Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
These are the main battles and events of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 in order.