Albin in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Second Battle of Winchester
Louisiana Tigers Capture West Fort
— Gettysburg Campaign —
West Fort, smallest of the three, is on the high ground to your distant front. On the morning of June 14, the 110th Ohio Infantry, one company of the 116th Ohio, and six guns of the 5th U.S. Artillery occupied West Fort. Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early, seeing that West Fort was vulnerable to attack from the west, marched three infantry brigades and Lt. Col. Hilary P. Jones’ 20-gun artillery battalion to the ridge on your right. He later reported that "the enemy were not keeping a lookout in my direction."
Jones divided his battalion to take West Fort in crossfire. Early chose Harry Hays’
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1863.
Location. 39° 12.897′ N, 78° 11.494′ W. Marker is in Albin, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Hollow Road (Virginia Route 679) and North Frederick Pike (U.S. 522), on the right when traveling west on Indian Hollow Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 Indian Hollow Road, Winchester VA 22603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lord Fairfax (approx. 1.4 miles away); Constructing Star Fort (approx. 1.6 miles away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Second Battle of Winchester Civil War Earthworks (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Second Battle of Winchester (approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Second Battle of Winchester (approx. 2 miles away); Glen Burnie (approx. 2 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker displays portraits of Gens. Milroy and Ewell, as well as a map showing the unit maneuvers described in the text.
Also see . . .
1. Second Battle of Winchester. National Parks Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. General Milroy's Papers. After the disaster here, General Milroy was eventually forced to resign from the army. After moving to the west coast, Milroy eventually accepted a position as the Superintendent of Indian Affairs for the State of Washington. Many of his papers are preserved by the Jasper County Public Library, Indiana. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. The Tiger Brigade. Formed early in the war and assigned to help defend Virginia, the brigade played a roll in all three battles of Winchester. The brigade played pivotal roles on other battles such as Antietam and Gettysburg. The name of Louisiana Tigers was carried forward to the modern day 256th Infantry Brigade of the Louisiana National Guard, which has seen service recently in Iraq and during Hurricane (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,142 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on November 7, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on September 18, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.