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Waynesboro, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Early’s Last Battle

 
 
Early's Last Battle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Stroud, circa June 1994
1. Early's Last Battle Marker
Inscription.  On the ridge west of Waynesboro occurred the last engagement of Confederate forces commanded by Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early. Portions of Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan's army, including cavalry led by Maj. Gen. George A. Custer, attacked and routed Confederate troops under Brig. Gen. Gabriel C. Wharton. Early and the remnants of his army retreated, leaving Sheridan in control and ending the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns.
 
Erected 1989 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number W-160.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list.
 
Location. 38° 4.378′ N, 78° 54.194′ W. Marker is in Waynesboro, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 250) and DuPont Circle, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waynesboro VA 22980, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Plumb House (approx. half a mile away); Wooden Water Pipe (approx. half a mile away); Fishburne Military School
Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
2. Photo of the Early’s Last Battle marker and surrounding area.
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Waynesboro (approx. 0.9 miles away); W. J. Loth (approx. 0.9 miles away); Rife-Loth Dam (approx. 0.9 miles away); Port Republic Road Historic District (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Waynesboro (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waynesboro.
 
Also see . . .
1. Custer and the Battle of Waynesboro. Details the actions of General Custer on the field at the Battle of Waynesboro. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Battle of Waynesboro. Short National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Present Day View of Waynesboro battle field image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul Crumlish, September 5, 2009
3. Present Day View of Waynesboro battle field
View from the Confederate defensive position, the terrain of the Battle of Waynesboro is covered by a neighborhood.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,205 times since then and 145 times this year. Last updated on February 2, 2021, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on September 5, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.   3. submitted on September 6, 2009, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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May. 22, 2022