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

3rd Battle of Winchester

September 19, 1864

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 6, 2020
1. 3rd Battle of Winchester Marker
Inscription.  In the late summer of 1864 General Philip H. Sheridan with 41,000 Federals was ordered to take the vital Shenandoah Valley. Opposing this force was a Confederate army of 18,000 under General Jubal A. Early stationed north and east of Winchester. On September 19, Sheridan moved on Winchester from the east employing Generals H.G.Wright's and W.H. Emery's Corps. The Confederates under Generals R.E. Rodes and J.B. Gordon counterattacked but were driven back by overwhelming numbers. Sheridan then sent General G.Crook's Corps to turn the Confederate left. At the same time Crook was attacking the flank, two Federal cavalry divisions of Generals W.W.Averell and W.Merritt drove General Fitz Lee's cavalrymen down Martinsburg Turnpike (U.S.11). Early ordered Winchester evacuated and retreated south towards Strasburg.
 
Erected 1964 by Virginia Civil War Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 12.059′ N, 78° 9.333′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick
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By Craig Swain, March 15, 2008
2. 3rd Battle of Winchester Marker
County. Marker is at the intersection of Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11) and Brooke Road (Route 1322), on the right when traveling south on Martinsburg Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 2nd Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); 2nd Battle of Winchester / 3rd Battle of Winchester (here, next to this marker); Fort Collier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Washington in Winchester (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Collier (about 400 feet away); Lt. Collier’s Earthworks (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Fort Collier (about 600 feet away); Third Battle of Winchester (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
More about this marker. Next to this marker is a separate map detailing the actions outlined in the text. On the reverse is a map detailing the 2nd Battle of Winchester.
 
Regarding 3rd Battle of Winchester. One of several markers erected by the Civil War Commission as part of the “Circle Tour” of the Shenandoah Valley. The 2nd Winchester Marker in this series is actually on the reverse side of this one.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Third Winchester Battle Sites Virtual Tour by Markers
 
Also see . . .  Third Battle of Winchester or Opequon. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on January 17, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,827 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on August 23, 2020. Photos:   1. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   2. submitted on March 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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