Located in downtown Front Royal and owned and operated by the Warren Rifles Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy®, this little gem of a museum houses a unique collection of artifacts from the Battle of Front Royal and the Civil War in Virginia. Among these artifacts are the Union 1st Maryland flag pictured above that was captured by Stonewall Jackson at Front Royal when brother literally fought brother as the Union 1st Maryland clashed with the Confederate 1st Maryland.

The museum houses Stonewall Jackson's signal cannon, clothing and artifacts owned by Confederate spy Belle Boyd, and the battle flags of Confederate Gen. Pegram and the 6th Virginia Cavalry. There is a 1st Virginia Regimental Band display, a Confederate soldier camp display, and artifacts belonging to Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and Turner Ashby. As a little bit of an offbeat oddity, a giant display case in the museum once held the taxidermied remains of Stonewall Jackson's horse, Little Sorrel, when he was on display at the Soldiers Home in Richmond. Little Sorrel is now on display in the Stonewall Jackson exhibit at VMI Museum in Lexington.

The staff here is friendly and knowledgeable and happy to answer your questions and tell you more about the exhibits. There is a small gift shop, and the museum is located within walking distance of the Front Royal Visitors Center and the many shopping and dining opportunities along Main Street and South Royal Avenue.

Pictured at the top: The tattered Union 1st Maryland flag captured by the Confederate 1st Maryland in a battle of 'brother against brother' at Front Royal is on display at the Warren Rifles Confederate Museum.

How many Confederate generals can you name in this exhibit?