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

North Carolina At Third Winchester

 
 
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By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
1. North Carolina At Third Winchester Marker
Inscription.  
North Carolina remembers with honor her gallant sons who fought in defense of home and country in the Army of the Valley District, commanded by Lt. Gen. Jubal Early at the Battle of Third Winchester, September 19, 1864. Twenty-one regiments of North Carolina troops served in five different brigades on the field. It was in these woods, and in a battle line extending south to the Berryville Pike, that North Carolina soldiers in the brigades of Brig. Generals William R. Cox, Bryan Grimes, Archibald Godwin and Robert Johnston, under the overall command of Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur of Lincolnton, N.C., were engaged mid-day in the heaviest fighting of the battle from the opening shots near the Opequon Creek at dawn, to the final volleys near Kernstown at dusk. North Carolinians were engaged from beginning to end in the greatest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley during the Civil War.
 
Erected 2017 by the Society of the Order of the Southern Cross, the Stonewall Jackson Chapter #220, UDC, RE Lee Confederate Heritage Assoc, 13th NCTR, 30th NCTR, 43 NCTR, Latham's NCBR, Egbert A Ross Camp SCV, James
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By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
2. North Carolina At Third Winchester Marker
Trailhead for the Third Battle of Winchester Trail can be seen in the right rear of the photo.
Miller Camp 2116 SCV.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 11.338′ N, 78° 7.862′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Memorial is on Getty Lane 0.2 miles north of Gateway Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is across the road from the TownePlace Suites by Marriott Winchester and near the southwestern trailhead for the Third Battle of Winchester Trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 170 Getty Lane, 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. Third Battle Of Winchester (a few steps from this marker); The West Woods (within shouting distance of this marker); Ricketts’s Attack (within shouting distance of this marker); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.4 miles away); Captain Robert Young Conrad (approx. 0.4 miles away); Counterattack! (approx. half a mile away); Major General Robert Emmett Rodes (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
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By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
3. North Carolina At Third Winchester Marker
Monument and additional markers shown near the battlefield trailhead.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 26, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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