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Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Third Battle of Winchester

 
 
Third Battle of Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Third Battle of Winchester Marker
This state marker stands with white text on a black background, compared to the standard black on silver paint scheme.
Inscription. Near here Early, facing east, took his last position on September 19, 1864. About sundown he was attacked and driven from it, retreating south. Presidents Rutherford B. Hayes and William McKinley served in this engagement on the Union side.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number J 4.)
 
Location. 39° 11.098′ N, 78° 9.38′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on National Avenue (State Highway 7), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Just inside the entrance to the Winchester National Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 National Avenue, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 123rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 14th New Hampshire Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 114th New York Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 6th Army Corps (about
From the Entrace to the National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. From the Entrace to the National Cemetery
400 feet away); Thirty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry (about 400 feet away); 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Thirty-Eighth Massachusetts Volunteers (about 500 feet away); 13th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Memorials in the Winchester National Cemetery
 
Also see . . .
1. Third Battle of Winchester or Opequon. The action described on the marker falls between phase 9 and 10 in this National Parks Service summary. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Winchester National Cemetery. Some details of the history of the cemetery. Includes a listing of the 15 memorials in the cemetery. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Winchester National Cemetery. Of note are the gravestones of J.V. Simms and Ezekial Ashcraft. Both are identified as Confederates, which were almost never allowed internment in a National Cemetery (due to pressure from Union veterans organizations). However, both individuals
Winchester National Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. Winchester National Cemetery
The two cannon standing embedded near the flag, standard emplacement at national cemeteries, were cast at Belonia Foundry near Richmond in the decades before the Civil War.
were buried shortly after the war as Federals. Later both were identified as Confederates. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Unit Monuments image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
4. Unit Monuments
Unlike other battlefields where unit monuments were placed near the site of the critical fighting, at Winchester most of those were placed instead in the cemetery.
Pennsylvania Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
5. Pennsylvania Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,262 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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