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6th Army Corps

 
 
6th Army Corps Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
1. 6th Army Corps Memorial
Inscription.  (Inscription on Front):
Brig. Gen. David A. Russell
U.S. Vols.
1st Div. 6th Army Corps
Major 8th U.S. Infty.
Bvt. Maj. Genl. U.S.A.
Born, Salem, N.Y. Dec. 10, 1820
Killed in Action Opequon, Va.
Sept. 19, 1864.

(Back):
Erected By The Survivors Of The Sixth Army Corps
And Their Friends
Dedicated Sept. 19, 1891.

 
Erected 1891 by the Survivors of the Sixth Army Corps and Friends.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1812.
 
Location. 39° 11.03′ N, 78° 9.382′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is on Woodstock Lane, on the right when traveling west. Winchester National Cemetery, 401 National Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eighth Vermont Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); Massachusetts (within shouting distance of this marker); Thirty-Fourth Massachusetts Infantry
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 12th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Thirty-Eighth Massachusetts Volunteers (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Connecticut Volunteer Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  General David A. Russell. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on January 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Front Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
2. Front Inscription
Back Inscription image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
3. Back Inscription
Above the inscription is a white Greek cross, the symbol of Second Division, Sixth Corps.
Red Greek Cross on the Left Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
4. Red Greek Cross on the Left Side
The cross was used as the symbol for First Division, Sixth Corps.
Blue Greek Cross on the Right Side image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Swain, October 5, 2008
5. Blue Greek Cross on the Right Side
The blue cross was the symbol of Third Division, Sixth Corps.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 903 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 17, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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