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

The Second Battle of Winchester

June 13-15, 1863

 

— Lee's 1863 Gettysburg Campaign —

 
The Second Battle of Winchester image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, August 22, 2020
1. The Second Battle of Winchester
Inscription.  
"Hurrah for the Louisiana boys! There's Early; I hope the old fellow won't be hurt!"
—Confederate Gen. Richard E. Ewell
Watching Jubal Early and the Louisiana Tigers make the pivotal attack on West Flank.

At Second Winchester, Union Gen. Robert H. Milroy unwisely chose to stand and fight when approached by a superior Confederate force under Gen. Richard E. Ewell. Ewell sent Gen. Jubal A. Early on a flanking movement that captured a key Federal fort, then cut off Milroy when he attempted to retreat — largely destroying the Federal force. The battle cleared the way for Robert E. Lee's second invasion of the North that led to Gettysburg.

This battle marker has been generously gifted by CDR. and Mrs. Craign A. Morin
 
Erected by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 12.647′ N, 78° 7.627′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick
The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, September 1, 2020
2. The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza
County. Marker is on Redbud Road 0.9 miles east of Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling east. Located in the parking lot of The James R. Wilkins Winchester Battlefield Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 541 Redbud Rd, 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 First Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Rutherford's Farm (here, next to this marker); The First Battle of Kernstown (here, next to this marker); The Second Battle of Kernstown (here, next to this marker); The Third Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); Three Battlefields (within shouting distance of this marker); "Like A Thousand Bricks" (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
James R. Wilkins Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, 2020
3. James R. Wilkins Winchester Battlefields Visitor Center
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jay Richardson of Martinsburg, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 22, 2020, by Jay Richardson of Martinsburg, West Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on September 1, 2020, by Jay Richardson of Martinsburg, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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