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

Early’s Last Battle

 
 
Early's Last Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa June 1994
1. Early's Last Battle Marker
Inscription. On the ridge west of Waynesboro occurred the last engagement of Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early. Portions of Maj.Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army, including cavalry led by Maj.Gen.George A. Custer attacked and routed Confederate troops under Brig.Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton. Early and the remnants of his army retreated, leaving Sheridan in control and ending the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W 160.)
 
Location. 38° 4.378′ N, 78° 54.194′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 250) and DuPont Circle, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Plumb House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fishburne Military School (approx. 0.8 miles away); Waynesboro (approx. 0.9 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. one mile away); a different marker
Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area. image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
2. Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area.
also named Waynesboro (approx. one mile away); Walnut Grove (approx. 1.1 miles away); William H. Harman Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Custer and the Battle of Waynesboro. Details the actions of General Custer on the field at the Battle of Waynesboro. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Waynesboro. Short National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Present Day View of Waynesboro battle field image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
3. Present Day View of Waynesboro battle field
View from the Confederate defensive position, the terrain of the Battle of Waynesboro is covered by a neighborhood.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,611 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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