newsseries of events planned to commemorate 160th anniversary of the battle of cross keys

Series of events planned to commemorate 160th anniversary of the Battle of Cross Keys

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The Shenandoah Battlefields Foundation is offering a series of programs to commemorate the 160th anniversary of the Battle of Cross Keys, fought on June 8, 1962.

On June 10-11, the foundation will present a series of programs that will provide an in-depth look at the battle where Confederate Gen. Richard Ewell defeated Union Gen. John C. Fremont in Cross Keys.

The event will feature live artillery demonstrations on Artillery Ridge and tours and programs that take you through the entire battlefield, following the same steps taken by the soldiers in the 15th Alabama Infantry.

Programs are free, but pre-registration is required.

For more information, email [email protected] or visit

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.