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

The Third Battle of Winchester

September 19, 1864

 

— Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign —

 
The Third Battle of Winchester image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, August 22, 2020
1. The Third Battle of Winchester
Inscription.  
"You haven't begun to fight yet! I've got Crook here with 10,000 men, and I am going to throw them in and whip these fellows."
—Union Gen. Philip H. Sheridan
Telling Union Gen. William Emory—who exclaimed "My dead are everywhere!"—that he was throwing Gen. George Crook's Army of West Virginia into the fight

Third Winchester was the largest and costliest battle fought in the Valley, and one of the pivotal battles of the Civil War, a ferocious back-and-forth struggle that saw the Confederates gradually forced into an L-shaped line north and east of Winchester — until a final decisive attack by Federal infantry and cavalry struck the Confederate left flank, breaching the defenders' lines and sending the Confederates "whirling through Winchester."

This battle marker has been generously gifted by CDR. and Mrs. Craign Morin
 
Erected by Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location.
The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Jay Richardson, September 1, 2020
2. The Ritchie Interpretive Plaza
39° 12.647′ N, 78° 7.625′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick 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 Second Battle of Kernstown (here, next to this marker); The Battle of Rutherford's Farm (here, next to this marker); The Second Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); The First 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 72 times since then and 8 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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