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

The Battle of Rutherford's Farm

July 20, 1864

 

— Early's Maryland Campaign —

 
The Battle of Rutherford's Farm image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, August 22, 2020
1. The Battle of Rutherford's Farm
Inscription.  
"Indications are that [the] enemy must attack me in the morning....The probabilities are that I shall attack him."
—Union Gen. William W. Averell
After hearing from scouts that the Confederate army was moving towards Winchester

Ordered to stay on the defensive as he blocked Union Gen. William W. Averell's advance north of Winchester, Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur instead advanced aggressively north on the Martinsburg-Winchester Turnpike. Averell attacked first, preempting Ramseur's plans. The Union right overlapped the Confederate left, and the attack shattered the southerner's flank, sending the Confederates retreating toward Winchester in confusion.

This battle marker has been generously gifted by Mark and Karen Perreault
 
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° 7.626′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia
The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, September 1, 2020
2. The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza
, in Frederick County. Marker is on Redbud Road (U.S. 11) 0.9 miles east of Martinsburg Pike, 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 Second Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); The Second Battle of Kernstown (here, next to this marker); The First Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); The Third Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); The First Battle of Kernstown (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 58 times since then and 4 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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