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

Second Battle of Winchester

 
 
Second Battle of Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
1. Second Battle of Winchester Marker
Inscription. June 13-15, 1863 took place during Gen. Lee’s advance to Gettysburg between Confederates under Gen. Ewell and Federals under Gen. Milroy. The Federals occupied positions on the hills north and west of Winchester now called Milroys and Star Forts from which they retreated and a large part of their army made prisoners by the Confederates.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association marker series.
 
Location. 39° 11.032′ N, 78° 9.874′ W. Marker is in Winchester, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of East Boscawen Street and North Cameron Street (Business U.S. 522), on the left when traveling east on East Boscawen Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winchester VA 22601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rouss City Hall Historical Tour (within shouting distance of this marker); Winchester (within shouting distance of this marker); Taylor Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob H. Yost Building (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington's Political Career Began on this Site (within shouting
Second Battle of Winchester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 26, 2007
2. Second Battle of Winchester Marker
distance of this marker); Lord Fairfax (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonel James Wood (within shouting distance of this marker); A View of Winchester in 1745 - The Four Public Lots (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Frederick County Courthouse (about 300 feet away); Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Winchester.
 
Also see . . .  Second Battle of Winchester. National Parks Service summary. (Submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of Early's Flank Attack image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, September 15, 2007
3. Site of Early's Flank Attack
Gen Jubal Early maneuvered far to the west of Winchester and launched a flank attack on West Fort from the high ground in the background. As mentioned on the marker, once West Fort had fallen, Forts Milroy and Star Fort were also open to flanking attacks, precipitating a withdrawal of the Federals.
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,652 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 23, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.
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