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

Major General Robert Emmett Rodes

Confederate Army of the Valley District

 

— Third Battle of Winchester —

 
Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
1. Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker
Inscription.  
(front)
Near this spot around 1:00 P.M. on Sept. 19, 1864, Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes fell mortally wounded while ordering Brig. Gen. Battle’s Alabama Brigade to counterattack a gap in the Union line. Rode’s last words to the Alabamians were

"Charge the boys, charge them.”

“No single death—save that of Jackson, caused such deep regret and bitter sorrow”
Brig. Gen. Cullen Battle

(rear)
Major General Robert E. Rodes Division
Battle's Alabama Brigade
Grimes' North Carolina Brigade
Cox's North Carolina Brigade
Cook's Georgia Brigade

"Maj. Gen. Robert Rodes, best division commander in Lee's Army of Northern Virginia"
R.K. Krick
 
Erected 2018 by The family of CDR. Craig A. Morin, USNR (RET.).
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1864.
 
Location. 39° 11.737′ N, 78° 7.93′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Getty Lane
Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
2. Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker
Rear side of monument.
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0.1 miles north of Gateway Drive, on the left when traveling north. Marker is in the West Woods section of the Third Winchester Battlefield and can be reached most directly from the southern trailhead (located on Getty Lane) 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. Counterattack! (here, next to this marker); Alabama (approx. 0.4 miles away); The West Woods (approx. 0.4 miles away); Third Battle Of Winchester (approx. half a mile away); North Carolina At Third Winchester (approx. half a mile away); Ricketts’s Attack (approx. half a mile away); Fury On The Fence Line (approx. half a mile away); Sheridan Renews The Attack (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Robert Emmet Rodes. The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District (Submitted on October 27, 2020.) 
 
Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
3. Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Marker
“Counterattack!“ marker seen in the foreground with Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Monument. image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2020
4. “Counterattack!“ marker seen in the foreground with Major General Robert Emmett Rodes Monument.
 
 
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 64 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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