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

Action of Rutherford’s Farm

 
 
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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.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 20, 1743.
 
Location. 39° 13.205′ N, 78° 7.967′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 Merchant Street, Winchester VA 22603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hackwood Park (about 500 feet away); Battle of Rutherford's Farm (about 600 feet away); Rutherford's Farm (about 600 feet away); John Rutherford's Farm (about 600 feet away); Three Battlefields (approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Battle of Kernstown
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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.
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); The First Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Action of Rutherford’s Farm. This marker 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.) 
 
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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 was last revised on June 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,651 times since then and 27 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2008. It was the Marker of the Week October 5, 2008. Photos:   1. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on October 4, 2008.   3. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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