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Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Action of Rutherford’s Farm

 
 
Action of Rutherford's Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 28, 2007
1. Action of Rutherford's Farm Marker
Inscription. Near here, the Confederate General Stephen D. Ramseur was attacked by General William W. Averell and pushed back toward Winchester, July 20, 1864.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number A 2.)
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 39° 13.166′ N, 78° 7.998′ W. Marker was near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker was on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Winchester VA 22603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Hackwood Park (here, next to this marker); The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road (here, next to this marker); Battle of Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. The marker was
Action of Rutherford’s Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
October 4, 2008
2. Action of Rutherford’s Farm Marker
After being down for nearly a year while the road easements were under construction, the Action at Rutherford's Farm marker is on the left in this trio of markers.
removed for maintenance and due to nearby construction (confirmed with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources).
 
Regarding Action of Rutherford’s Farm. This marker, before it was removed, replaced a previous marker also numbered A-2, stood at this site, but was named Action of Carter's Farm. It read, Near here the Confederate General Ramseur was attacked by Averell and pushed back toward Winchester, July 20, 1864. The marker commemorates the same action, just by a different name.
 
Also see . . .
1. Photographs of the Marker. Also photographs of the field prior to the recent construction. (Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle Summary of Rutherford's Farm. The action here followed the battle at Cool Springs, and preceded the Second Battle of Kernstown. All three actions were part of Federal pursuits of Confederate General Jubal Early following his daring raid on Washington. (Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rutherford's Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. Rutherford's Farm
Photo taken while the marker was down for maintenance, and before construction work was completed. Where the construction equipment is located in this photo, Lewis's brigade of Ramseur's division stood facing Averell's Federals. Averell flanked Ramseur's line to the north, where I-81 now passes.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,290 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on . This page was the Marker of the Week Photos:   1. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on .   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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