Near Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Action of Rutherford’s Farm
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-2.)
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 39° 13.166′ N, 78° 7.998′ W. Marker was near Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker was on Martinsburg Pike (U.S. 11), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Winchester VA 22603, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. The Great Indian (and Wagon) Road (here, next to this marker); Hackwood Park (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Rutherford's Farm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
More about this marker. The marker
Regarding Action of Rutherford’s Farm. This marker, before it was removed, replaced a previous marker also numbered A-2, stood at this site, but was named Action of Carter's Farm. It read, Near here the Confederate General Ramseur was attacked by Averell and pushed back toward Winchester, July 20, 1864. The marker commemorates the same action, just by a different name.
Also see . . .
1. Photographs of the Marker. Also photographs of the field prior to the recent construction. (Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Battle Summary of Rutherford's Farm. The action here followed the battle at Cool Springs, and preceded the Second Battle of Kernstown. All three actions were part of Federal pursuits of Confederate General Jubal Early following his daring raid on Washington. (Submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,425 times since then and 36 times this year. Last updated on October 5, 2008. This page was the Marker of the Week October 5, 2008. Photos: 1. submitted on November 16, 2007, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. 2. submitted on October 4, 2008. 3. submitted on October 25, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.