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Sheridan’s Headquarters

 
 
Sheridan's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Sheridan's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  1861 hdqts. for Gen. R. H. Milroy. 1862 hdqts. for Gen. N.P. Banks who took the town for the first time. Was again used by Gen. Milroy in 1863. In the fall of 1864–1865 Gen. Sheridan used it as hdqts. Sheridan left here to rally his troops at the Battle of Ceder Creek on Oct. 19, 1864. After the war it became the Episcopal Female Institute.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 39° 11.194′ N, 78° 9.986′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Braddock Street (U.S. 11) and Piccadilly Street, on the right when traveling south on Braddock Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 135 Braddock Street, Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Handley Library (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington Lot (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee Snyder Lovett (about 500 feet away); Photos of Old Town Winchester (about 500 feet away); President William McKinley (about
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500 feet away); Dangerous Liaison (about 600 feet away); Taylor Hotel (about 700 feet away); Miller Drug Store (about 700 feet away); Confederate Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas, Sixth Lord Fairfax of Cameron (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Sheridan's Ride. Mentioned on the marker, this was the start point for Sheridan's famous ride. The ride was later romanticized in poetry and painting. Stories run in Northern newspapers at the time raised morale and helped ensure Abraham Lincoln's re-election. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Headquaters for Several Union Generals image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. Headquaters for Several Union Generals
The marker is slightly covered by shrubs on the left side of the entrance steps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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