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Winchester in Frederick County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Third Battle of Winchester

 
 
Third Battle of Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
1. Third Battle of Winchester Marker
Inscription. On a hill, approximately one-half mile to the west, Philip H. Sheridan established his final position on September 19, 1864. General Jubal A. Early held the ground one-half mile further to the west. At 4 P.M., Sheridan advanced with massed cavalry and infantry and broke Early's line.
 
Erected 1988 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number J-13.)
 
Location. 39° 11.194′ N, 78° 7.507′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Berryville Pike (Virginia Route 7) and Cole Lane, on the right when traveling west on Berryville Pike. Touch for map. In front of the Winchester American Legion, Post #21. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1730 Berryville Pike, Winchester VA 22603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jost Hite and Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. mile away); a different marker
J 13 in front of the American Legion Post image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 25, 2007
2. J 13 in front of the American Legion Post
also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. mile away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named The Third Battle of Winchester (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Regarding Third Battle of Winchester. This marker replaced a previous J 13 which stood on Route 50 at the south entrance to Winchester. The text of the previous marker read, “On this hill, Sheridan, facing west, took his final position, September 19, 1864. Early held position a half mile to the west. At 4 p.m. Sheridan, massing his cavalry and infantry, advanced on Early, whose line was broken by the assault.”
 
Also see . . .  Third Battle of Winchester or Opequon. National Parks Service survey of the battle. (Submitted on September 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Attack of the Federal VI Corps image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
3. Attack of the Federal VI Corps
Behind the Winchester Mall, just to the north of Berryville Pike, near the exit ramp for I-81. At the time of the battle, this ravine was a wooded slope. The modern shopping complex road cuts over the stream bed here, giving a false sense of elevation.

Near here Brig. Gen. David A. Ricketts' Division encountered Confederates under General Ramseur. As a gap had opened between Ricketts' line and the XIX Corps to their right, Confederates under General Robert Rodes attempted to split the Federal forces. The fighting around this ravine was intense. General Rodes was mortally wounded in the action.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,714 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 3, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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