Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
The Third Battle of Winchester
Fording Red Bud Run
"To stop was death. To go on was probably the same; but on we started again."
Col. Rutherford B. Hayes, U.S.A.
Red Bud Run is as wide and boggy today as it was in 1864. During their attack, the men of the Eighth Corps sank into the marshy flood plain on the north bank, then trudged through the waistdeep water.
The men forged on amid enemy fire and some reportedly fell wounded and drowned in the crossing. Hayes reported that "the rear and front lines and different regiments of the same line mingled together and reached the rebel side of the creek with lines and organizations broken; but all seemed inspired by the right spirit, and charged the rebel works pell-mell in the most determined manner."
They joined Union Col. Thoburn's troops and later with the Sixth and Nineteenth Corps to push Gordon's forces out of their hard-won position in the Second Woods near the Hackwood House.
Erected by Civil War Preservation Trust.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. Former U.S. Presidents: #19 Rutherford B. Hayes series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 39° 12.146′ N, 78° 7.591′ W. Marker is near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from Redbud Road (County Route 661), on the right when traveling east. Located at the Red Bud Run Wayside, along the Confederate Flank Trail, inside the CWPT Third Winchester Battlefield site. The marker is on the south side of the creek. The closest trailhead to this marker is along Redbud Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Sheridan Renews The Attack (a few steps from this marker); Fury On The Fence Line (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (about 700 feet away); Ten Thousand Devils (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alabama (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (approx. Ό mile away); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
More about this marker. The marker displays a portrait of "Future U.S. President Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes," on the right, and a map of the tactical situation between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. on September 19, 1864.
Also see . . .
1. Summary of the Battle of Third Winchester(Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. CWPT Walking Tour of The Third Battle of Winchester. This marker is one along the walking trail around a portion of the Third Winchester Battlefield, preserved by the Civil War Preservation Trust. (Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,308 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on March 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.