Winchester, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
“Packed with Confederate wounded”
Cavalry commander Turner Ashby, “the Black Knight of the Confederacy,” received his promotion to brigadier general here on May 27, 1862—just 10 days before he was killed near Harrisonburg. He is buried at Stonewall Cemetery a few blocks east.
The hotel also served as a soldiers' hospital for both sides. In May 1863, Union Gen. Robert Milroy ordered repairs “to fix the damage done to the ‘Taylor Hotel’ … by the troops of this Division, resulting from its use as a hospital.” Winchester diarist Mary Greenhow Lee wrote on July 25, 1863, “The sick & wounded Yankees, left at Taylor's Hotel, are without guard.” After the Third Battle of Winchester on September 19, 1864, Northern illustrator James E. Taylor wrote, “A yellow [General Hospital] flag fastened
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 39° 11.052′ N, 78° 9.916′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of North Loudoun Street and East Boscawen Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 North Loudoun Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A View of Winchester in 1745 - The Four Public Lots (a few steps from this marker); Frederick County Courthouse (a few steps from this marker); Lord Fairfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel James Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington's Political Career Began on this Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Battle of Winchester Jacob H. Yost Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Rouss City Hall Historical Tour (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Winchester.
Also see . . . Taylor Hotel Edition. (PDF) Preservation of Winchester Newsletter. Spring 2011. (Submitted on January 27, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
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